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Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos abatement in New York City is regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Building owners contemplating renovation, alteration or demolition are responsible for determining whether asbestos containing material is present in any areas that will be affected by the work. An abestos investigator can determine whether any asbestos must be abated before work can begin.

Owners must demonstrate to the Department of Buildings that requirements for asbestos abatement have been statisfied before a DOB permit may be issued. Applicants must indicate on the PW1 whether the project requires abatetment, does not require abatement or is exempt.

Asbestos Abatement Required
Exempt from Asbestos Investigation
Asbestos Abatement Not Required


The filing fee for the ACP5 Form is now $47.
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Important Links:
Department of Environmental Protection
Asbestos Technical Review Guide (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)