Erection of sheds, fences, or other similar structures on sidewalks to protect the public from an unsafe condition. The question is often asked: “when is it not necessary to submit plans and obtain a permit. Although this is not a clear topic, the Building Code and RCNY 101-14 address this topic. Since the Minor Alterations list was unclear, the Department of Construction issued a, RCNY 101-14, clarifying exactly what is exempt from filing.
The DOB issues many different types of permits, specific to the work being done. For homeowners, common permits include construction, boiler, plumbing, and electrical.