To keep buildings safe, owners of properties higher than six stories must have exterior walls and appurtenances, such as balconies, inspected every five (5) years – and they must file a technical façade report with the Department.
See NYC Construction Codes §28-302.1 and RCNY §103-04.
Property owners must repair dangerous conditions within 90 days of filing a technical report. Once the work is finished, owners must file an amended report within two weeks.All façade compliance filings must be submitted in DOB NOW: Safety. In DOB NOW: Safety you can:
Submit façade compliance filings and report unsafe façade activity
View and search information related to your façade filings
View the status of a façade filing
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