The new electronic filing system is expected to be fully in place by 2018 and will support all department functions, including compliance filings, license issuances, and new building applications. “The program will not only offer the public a far more user-friendly experience, but it will also help [the] DOB perform a wide range of tasks, from critical functions like addressing safety lapses at construction sites, to routine items such as issuing licenses and permits,” New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said in a press release.

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