How to Perform Work After Hours

You will need a specific permit in order to perform construction activity: Anytime from 6PM-7AM On weekends Filing After Hours Variance (AHV) permits must be filed online here. You must apply at least two business days before the work is due to start. Fees There are two kinds of fees that must be paid to obtain ...

Stop Work Orders

The DOB implements a Stop Work Order (SWO) for: Construction Code Violations Zoning Resolution Any enforced DOB law or rule Unsafe Work There are two different categories of SWOs: Full Stop Work Orders The only work allowed to be performed must be authorized and must be remedial in order to make the site safe. Partial ...

Is a Certificate of Correction Necessary to Close out Violations?

Also known as an AEU-2 Form, a Certificate of Correction must be filled out in order to put a cap on a DOB violation. You may declare a correction on all classes (1, 2, or 3) of DOB violations. It is not merely enough to have attended a hearing in order for to close the ...

New Sustainability and Equality Laws

Fuel After October 1, 2025, boilers can’t burn fuel oil grade no. 4. As 49% of the city’s emissions come from buildings, it is important to focus on building emissions, especially for the largest ones.  Sustainability and where our energy consumption needs to be at the forefront of all decisions made in the 21st century, ...

Keeping Tenants Informed

In order to give tenants more notice as to the goings-on in their building, Local Law 47 of 2015 makes it mandatory to post notices about repair work being done. This heads-up is in the form of a physical notice placed in a public space in the building that will be easily seen by all ...

Determining if You Must Benchmark in 2018

The list has been released of all buildings that must comply with Local Law 84 of 2009. It is important to note that buildings over 25,000 square feet must now submit data for this year’s May 1st deadline. An excel document contains the full list. You can search for your building for confirmation. You can look up ...

Keeping Tenants Warm in Cold Weather

Heat and hot water are necessities, not optional amenities. When the temperature goes down, it is necessary to provide these staples to tenants. Winter still has weeks to go, and the end of heat season is even farther away. The 2017-18 Heat Season lasts from October 1st through May 31st. During this time, you are ...

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