How to Obtain a Letter of Approval

A Letter of Approval marks the fact that a fire alarm system has passed inspection. This document is important in the realm of fire prevention. It ensures that the system is functioning properly and should work in the event of an emergency. AN FDNY inspector will come to ensure that everything is up to code. ...

How NYCityAlerts Services Building Owners

NYCityAlerts is an invaluable tool for property owners. Here are some of the ways it can help with operations: Save Time when Violations Come Straight to Your Inbox Instead of searching for violations, NYCityAlerts sends you the necessary information. It is time-consuming to check the Building Information System (BIS) for updates. The burden increases when ...

Increased Definition of Discrimination

The definition of harassment in regards to tenants has now expanded to include citizenship status. The list of items that a person cannot be discriminated against is based on actual or perceived: Age Race Creed Color National Origin Gender Disability Marital Status Partnership Status Caregiver Status Uniformed Status Sexual Orientation Alienage or Citizenship Status Lawful ...

Stormwater Fee

How the City Sewers are Organized There are two types of city sewers: Separate Storm Sewer System Waste from buildings and stormwater are channeled through separate pipes Wastewater is sent to a treatment plant Stormwater is sent to a waterbody Combined Sewer System Both wastewater and stormwater are brought to a treatment plant through one ...

How to Get a Free Roof Coating

The city's CoolRoof initiative installs cool roofs at no cost to you, or at a reduced cost. The installation involves coating roofs with a material that reflects sunlight, therefore keeping the building cooler by absorbing less heat. Standard roofs can reach 150°F in the Summer, but cool roofs can shave off 50°F from the temperature. ...

Illuminated Signs

Having an illuminated sign on your property is not as simple as getting it made and installing it. There are special rules regulating them. In order to install an illuminated sign, a filing must be made online at DOB NOW: Build. There also may be a permit required, which must be renewed annually.  These permits need ...

How Old Can a Crane Be?

A crane’s age is based on the manufacture date. For your projects, only cranes that are less than 25 years old may be used. This goes into effect on January 1, 2019. Exceptions to this rule: In these cases, a crane that is already 25 years or older can be used for the duration of ...

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