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*** 2016 HOLIDAY CONSTRUCTION EMBARGO  *** Beginning Friday 10/7/16 you may submit requests for a Holiday Embargo Waiver online via NYCStreets Pre-Approvals menu and in-person. The requests can be submitted up until the close of business day Friday, November 11, 2016. Information regarding the Holiday Embargo can be found at:
Starting Sep 12, 2016 NEW YORK CITY is reducing penalties and interest for many violations issued by the Department of Transportation, Department of Buildings, and other City agencies for a one-time 90-day period. To take advantage of this opportunity to reduce the amount you owe the City, visit
***IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING NEW INSURANCE REQUIREMENT***: Effective immediately, all permittees are required to provide copies of their Commercial General Liability insurance policy’s Additional Insured Endorsement when they renew their liability insurance with DOT. This is in addition to the Certificate of Insurance and Certification by Broker that permit applicants must already supply. (see for examples )   Please be advised that the insurance requirements are not changing. The agency requires this additional documentation to ensure that permitttees have procured compliant insurance that properly makes the City additional insured on their insurance policies.   If you have questions, please contact the Permit office via email at . 
Any construction work occurring in the street near a tree may require a permit from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information go to
Work Zones & ADA Compliance: NYCDOT has a strong commitment to ensuring pedestrian accessibility within the public right of way. Please review informational document at and ensure that all work is conducted in accordance with local, State and Federal standards to maintain an accessible path of travel.