In a significant change from the proposed initial rules, inspections are now being organized by the Community District – not the borough. Ensure buildings have enough time to prepare, the first cycle start date has been pushed from 2019 to 2020.
The Local Law 152 Update inspections must be performed and submitted once every 4 years, with different due date cycles for four groups of Community Districts:
- January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020: Community District 1, 3, and 10 in all areas
- January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021: Community District 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all areas
- January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022: Community District 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16 in all areas
- January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023: Community District 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17 in all areas
As the law says, each Community District listed applies to that number for all boroughs at the same time. If you don’t know which District your building is located in, reach out to our team – SiteCompli can provide a report that quickly outlines Community Districts for each building in your portfolio.
We moved out to the DOB to prove – you must present your drill as required by the superior Community District due dates. You cannot present drills before the year they are registered at this time. That means if you have various buildings across several Community Districts, you’ll have to offer inspections through the properly-outlined year – and no quicker than that.
For the latest buildings (a building or any portion thereof approved for occupancy after 12/31/19), the gas piping investigation should be finished during the 10th year after the DOB appears a Certificate of Occupancy for the building (the rules execute no difference between provisional and final CO). Following inspections would have to understand the above record based on the Community District.
A homeowner who fails to offer a certification needed to be presented on or before the filing due period specified will be responsible for a civil fine of ten thousand dollars ($10,000). You need an investigation by a Licensed Master Plumber if your home practices gas piping or certification by a Registered Design Professional if there are no gas connections.