Department of Building Complaints Received

$447.50 / year

This dataset provides the list of complaints received and associated data provided by the department of building DOB. The report lists complaints received and acted upon by the DOB (Department of Building).


The Department strives to ensure the safe and lawful use of approximately one million buildings and properties in New York City. Inspectors enforce the NYC Building Code and NYC Zoning Resolution to ensure the construction industry is protecting the public and property in the progress of work and that all work is being done in a Code compliant manner. Failure to operate within the guidelines set by the Code and Zoning Resolution could result in violations, monetary penalties, and/or criminal charges.

The NYC Construction Codes require owners to build and maintain their properties in a safe condition. Environmental Control Board (ECB) Inspectors issue Notices of Violation and Department of Buildings (DOB) Inspectors issue DOB Violations when property or construction doesn’t comply with the Construction Codes, NYC Zoning Resolution, or other applicable laws and rules.

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New York


John Snow Labs; Data City of New York;

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Building Codes, Consumer Complaint, Building Complaint Data, Department of Building Complaint, Code Enforcement, Code Compliance, Department of Buildings

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Disposition Codes for Building Complaints, Building Complaints by DOB

Complaint_NumberA unique identification code for complaintintegerlevel : Nominal
Is_StatusStatus of Complaint (ACTIVE- True, Closed- False)boolean-
Date_EnteredDate Complaint was Entereddate-
House_NumberHouse Number of Complaintstring-
ZIP_CodeZip code of complaintintegerlevel : Nominal
House_StreetHouse Street of Complaintstring-
BINNumber assigned by City Planning to a specific building (Building Identification Number)integerlevel : Nominal
Community_BoardCommunity Board Number (3-digit identifier: Borough code = first position, last 2 = community board)integerlevel : Nominal
Special_DistrictComplaint in Special District (IBZ - Industrial Business Zones, SCD - Special Clinton District, HY - Hudson Yards, GC - Government Code)string-
Complaint_CategoryDOB Complaint Category Codesstring-
Disposition_DateDate Complaint was Dispositioneddate-
Disposition_CodeDisposition Code of Complaintstring-
Inspection_DateInspection Date of Complaintdate-
DOB_Run_DateDate when query is run and pushed to Open Datadate-
Complaint NumberIs StatusDate EnteredHouse NumberZIP CodeHouse StreetBINCommunity BoardSpecial DistrictComplaint CategoryUnitDisposition DateDisposition CodeInspection DateDOB Run Date
1000006False1988-12-30101100031 AVENUE10062891032MAN.1989-01-04I11989-01-032018-11-07
1000008False1989-01-03101100031 AVENUE10062891033MAN.1989-01-04I21989-01-032018-11-07
1000009False1989-01-03101100031 AVENUE10062891031MAN.1989-01-04I21989-01-042018-11-07
1000010False1989-01-0333310013HUDSON STREET101037410267C & D1989-01-06I21989-01-042018-11-07
1000011False1989-01-0333310013HUDSON STREET101037410210MAN.1989-01-09H11989-01-032018-11-07
1000014False1989-01-0320510011W 22ND ST101412410410MAN.1989-01-09B11989-01-042018-11-07
1000015False1989-01-03610003EAST 2 STREET100656210337MAN.1990-03-08C21990-02-232018-11-07
1000016False1989-01-037710013WHITE STREET10018671015MAN.1989-01-09I21989-01-042018-11-07
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