Homeowners Night

Help From NYC DOB

(Last Updated On: November 27, 2018)

Renovating and building in New York can be difficult. From trying to find an architect to selecting a contractor. The process can be daunting. Fortunately, the Department of Building offers free assistance in the form of Homeowners’­ Night. Homeowner’s Night is every Tuesday night from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at your respective borough DOB office, addresses can be found at the end of this article.

As an architect I often recommend my clients get a second opinion when they are uncertain. Homeowners night is a great way to get some free advice on a complicated issue.


Free Help From NYC DOB

DOB Homeowners Night & Small Business Owners Night

Homeowners` night can be very beneficial for people looking to start a project or looking to buy a property to alter. It can be very useful at any stage in your project for a second opinion. Go to the Department of Buildings homeowners night / small business owners night for free advice. No appointment is necessary for you to sit down with a plan examiner or other professional and speak about any number of issues, such as:

­­In addition to Homeowner`s Night, the DOB also host Small Business Owner`s Night at the same day and time, every Tuesday night from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Where small business owners can get information about their business, such as:

The free one-on-one sessions with a DOB professional can give you invaluable information. Information you can relay to the architect or contractor when requesting a proposal. While endeavoring into any project from a new building to a small renovation can be daunting, homeowners` night can ease some reservations.


Your Local DOB Borough Office Address

Bronx Borough Office
1932 Arthur Ave., 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457

Brooklyn Borough Office

210 Joralemon Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Manhattan Borough Office

280 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007

Queens Borough Office

120-55 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11424

Staten Island Borough Office

10 Richmond Terrace, Borough Hall, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301



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New York Architects, Jorge Fontan

Author Jorge Fontan AIA

This post was written by Jorge Fontan, a Registered Architect and owner of Fontan Architecture.

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