DOB Plans to Launch Electronic Filing System

The DOB is rolling out a new $29.6 million computer system this summer that will replace an antiquated mainframe that still relies on paper to process all construction permits, safety inspections, and complaints. The new system is called DOB Now, and its purpose is to streamline and digitize nearly every filing. It will replace the paper-dependent Building Information System, which has been in use since 1989 and has been upgraded erratically over the years.

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