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Department of Buildings

Fireworks stands require permits from DOB; we will be processing applications through July 3, 2024. New applicants should view this form and follow the outlined steps, while returning applicants should follow the instructions laid out in this form. For any questions, please Contact DOB.

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Sheeting and Shoring Permit

Permit Description

This permit is required for temporary support of excavations, generally for the purpose of constructing underground structures and basements.

Submission Requirements

1. An architectural plan stamped by a District-licensed architect or engineer.

  • Must include Structural Calculations
  • Civil Drawings
  • Geotechnical Report

2. A surveyor’s plat that includes an outline of the proposed structure on the lot.

3. Neighbor Notification

Application Process

  1. Begin your permit application under the permit type of a Sheeting and Shoring Permit.
  2. Complete all required questions/fields (i.e., whether underpinning is required, existing and proposed uses, and number of cubic feet to be removed).
  3. Upload a formal quote, contract agreement, or MS report, submit it to DOB, and pay the filing fee.
  4. Your application will be reviewed, and you will receive an email notification to upload your plans and supporting documents to ProjectDox to begin the plan review process.



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