As per a DOB Service Notice published April 2017, effective June 5, 2017, all applicants for initial and renewal New York City Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor, Master Plumber and Oil Burning Equipment Installer license types will be required to provide proof of fitness to the New York City Department of Buildings to perform the work authorized by the relevant license. Original applicants will be required to submit DOB form LIC61 completed by a physician upon submission of background investigation documents and a completed LIC61 application will be required for every subsequent renewal.

Fitness Requirement

The Mechanical Contractors Association of New York along with several other industry trade associations has requested a meeting with the Department and is asking for the Department to repeal this requirement. We will advise you of the outcome of our efforts.