Have your licensed professional submit plans and required documents to the NYC Department of Buildings and apply for construction permits.
Changes are often made to plans if there are objections due to safety or compliance issues, so make sure to be in contact with your licensed professional during each step of the construction process. Monitor your job on NYC Department of Buildings BISWeb. All commercial cooking – gas or electric stoves, fryers or ovens – requires a range hood and fire suppression system and make sure your licensed professional files plans with the Fire Department. Research “Professional Certification” (Pro Cert) to potentially save you weeks in receiving approvals and permits. Have your licensed professional submit digital plans to the NYC Department of Buildings Hub. Make sure you consult with your team to identify utility requirements for your property as well: gas, electric, water and sewer.