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Low Pressure Boiler Inspections

The following must be inspected and filed with the Department annually:

  • Low pressure boilers in residential buildings with 6 or more families
  • Low pressure boilers in mixed-used buildings*
  • Low pressure boilers in commercial buildings
  • H-stamp domestic hot water heaters with over 350,000 BTUs in residential, mixed-used and commercial buildings

The following do not require an annual inspection:

  • Low-pressure boilers in residential buildings with 5 families or less
  • H-stamp domestic hot water heaters in residential buildings with 5 families or less
  • Individual boilers heating individual residential units (including residential portions of mixed-use buildings)

*a mixed-use building has both commercial and residential units

2011 Inspection Cycle

November 16, 2010 to November 15, 2011

Inspections

Inspections can only be performed by authorized boiler inspectors licensed by the Department of Buildings or an authorized insurance company.

Inspection and Filing Requirements

  • A Boiler Inspection Report (BO-9 form) must be filed within 45 days of performing the inspection.

  • If defects are found during an inspection, defects must be corrected and an Affirmation of Correction (BO-13 form) filed within the 45 days of performing the inspection. Reports are not considered complete until the BO-13 is received.

  • Reports submitted more than 45 days after the date of inspection will receive a late penalty of $50 per boiler for each month the report is late.

  • Reports submitted 12 months after the date of inspection will be deemed expired and a penalty of $1,000 per boiler will be imposed.

  • An owner may request an extension of the filing deadline based on the criteria outlined in 1 RCNY 103-01 (PDF). The request can be submitted using the Extension Request (BO-13E form).

  • An owner may request a waiver of penalties by submitting a Boiler Waiver of Penalties (BWP form) and the required filing fee. The criteria for waivers are outlined in 1 RCNY 103-01 (PDF).


Important Links:
Printable Version (PDF)
Boiler Inspection Report Guidelines
Filing Fees and Penalties
Boiler Forms
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