Exemptions from Department of Building Fees
Is Your Project Exempt?
According the the Department of Buildings, the following projects are exempt from DOB Fees:
To qualify, the property owned by a not-for-profit corporation that is used exclusively for educational, charitable and/or religious purposes.
What fees are non-profit entities exempt from paying?
- Work permits
- Renewal permits
- Equipment use permits
- Place of assembly permits
What is not exempted?
- Civil penalties
- Fees for copies/records
- Fees due other agencies
- Electrical inspection fees
- After hour variance fees
Government Owned Property
Property owned by a federal, state, City, or foreign government is exempt from all Department of Buildings fees, with the exception that City agencies are not exempt from electrical fees.
What is Required to Prove Exemption?
One of the following will be accepted by the Department of Buildings:
- A Current print out of the Department of Finance “Final Assessment Roll” or “Tentative Assessment Roll” which indicates a taxable/billable assessed value of zero. That can be found the Department’s website here.
- A Current “Not for Profit” letter of approval from the Department of Finance.
- A Current print out of the Department of Finance “Final Assessment Roll” or “Tentative Assessment Roll” which indicates the government entity as owner. That can be found the Department’s website here