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March 4, 2021

Local Law 104 of 2019 – Denial of Permits for Multiple Dwellings with Excessive Open Violations

As of March 4, 2021, the Department will deny applications for initial work permits in the Buildings Information System (BIS) for multiple dwellings with the following ratios of open hazardous or immediately hazardous Housing Maintenance Code violations and/or open immediately hazardous or major Construction Code violations to dwelling units:

  • Buildings with 35 or more dwelling units: two (2) or more violations for every unit;
  • Buildings with fewer than 35 dwelling units: three (3) or more violations for every unit.

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March 2, 2021

Local Law 196 of 2017: Site Safety Training Deadline

Local Law 196 of 2017 requires workers at job sites that must designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager to receive 40 hours of Site Safety Training by March 1, 2021.

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January 18, 2021

Request for Corner/Angle Scaffold Inspection

Beginning January 18, 2021, requests for an inspection of Corner/Angle Scaffolds must be submitted using a Corner/Angle Scaffold Inspection Request Form. Prior to requesting a Corner/Angle Scaffold inspection, please be sure you are prepared by satisfying the inspection requirements.

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January 15, 2021

Façade: Failure to Correct Safe with a Repair and Maintenance Program (SWARMP) Civil Penalty

Effective February 21, 2020, a Failure to Correct SWARMP civil penalty applies for Façade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) eligible buildings that are classified as unsafe because the owner failed to correct conditions noted in the previous FISP report filing cycle, as per 1 RCNY §103-04.

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January 1, 2021

DOB NOW: Safety Filing Extensions

As a result of the DOB NOW: Safety intermittent system outage between December 28, 2020 to January 5, 2021, eligible boiler, elevator and façade compliance filings submitted by January 15, 2021 will be granted refunds for late fees or penalties.

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