By Penny Laughlin
Planning to submit a Temporary Place of Assembly (TPA) for the annual holiday party? Check the date. As of December 10, 2018, all new TPA and Place of Assembly (PA) applications need to go through DOB NOW: Build.
Place of Assembly
Starting December 10, 2018, all new PA applications must be submitted in DOB NOW. Approved Place of Assembly Certificates of Operation (PACOs) will be printed through the online portal.
Initial applications filed before December 10, 2018—but not yet approved—will continue to be handled at borough offices, if the initial filing date is within the previous two years.
Borough offices will continue to handle active Post Approval Amendments (PAAs) for PAs until further notice.
Temporary Place of Assembly
Effective December 10, 2018, all new TPA applications must be filed through DOB NOW. Approved Temporary Place of Assembly Certificates of Operation (TPACOs) will be printed through the online system.
Once a TPA request has been approved in DOB NOW, it can no longer be changed or renewed. Instead, applicants must file a new TPA request.
Borough offices will continue to handle TPA requests submitted before December 10, 2018.
Plan approval in DOB NOW may require DOB inspection.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Metropolis at 212.233.6344.