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Code Notes is the Department of Buildings’ new reference tool to assist industry members and property owners through the permit approval process. Each edition of Code Notes explains the necessary filings, applicable codes and zoning requirements, relevant bulletins, directives and memos necessary for some of the most common construction projects in New York City.

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List of Code Notes: (All these files are in PDF).

Antenna Cellular Telecom Alterations

Builders Pavement Plans

Detached Garages

Directive 14 of 1975 Alterations

Energy Code - Commercial Alterations

Energy Code - Residential Alterations

Energy Code - Residential New Buildings

Energy Code Commerical New Buildings

Loft Law

New Building Mixed Use

One- and Two-Family NBs

Place of Assembly


Sidewalk Sheds