A local law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and New York city building code, in relation to the licensing of general contractors has been introduced.
This bill would require general contractors to be licensed by the Department of Buildings (DOB) in a manner similar to how other trades are licensed under DOB, and would prohibit any person from performing general contractor work unless approved by DOB. Applicants for permits from DOB must be licensed general contractors who are “designees” of approved general contracting businesses or, with respect to work performed by city agencies, the “designees” of such agencies. This bill would require applicants for a general contractor license from DOB to meet certain qualifications, including, but not limited to, possessing a valid Site Safety Training Supervisor Card.
After this is signed into law the effective date would be 3 years after the bill is passed.