Certain violations after January 4, 2020 will hold up new permits for owners.
As of March 4, 2021, applications for initial work permits will be denied to multiple-dwelling residences with a certain ratio of hazardous, unresolved Housing Maintenance Code and/or Construction Code violations. Under Local Law 104 of 2019, landlords will be unable to obtain new permits until the issues are resolved and corrected, except where required to correct a violation or certain select circumstances.
Qualifying violations are:
Any multiple dwelling flagged under these conditions will have a new “LL 104/19 Request for Exception to Permit Denial” Required Item added to the job filing in BIS. Those wishing to obtain a new permit for a flagged building can fill out and submit the form to indicate the permit or property falls under one or more of the listed exceptions, which include:
(For the full list of exceptions, see Service Notice.)
To check your violations, you’ll need to enter your building address into HPDONLINE for Housing Maintenance violations or BIS for OATH summonses. You can also try tools like BuildingOwl, which will assemble all violations across multiple agencies in one place.
For assistance on resolving violations and for all other code concerns, please reach out to our team at Outsource Consultants.
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