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Facade Report Guidelines

  • Reports must follow both the sequence and labeling outlined in Amended Rule 103-04(b)(3)(iii, A-O).

  • Buildings with ongoing construction work cannot be designated as Safe.

  • If the facade was classified as SWARMP in the previous cycle, you must complete all necessary repairs by the next cycle. If repairs are not made, the condition of the facade must be classified as Unsafe. Repairs must be made, even if the defects:

    • Seem relatively minor
    • Appear to not need a maintenance program
    • Have not worsened
    • Exposed issues that require legalization

  • If SWARMP status is indicated, provide the following statement: "There are no unsafe conditions."

  • If SWARMP status is indicated, a time frame must be established to complete repair work and a completion date (MM/YY) must be identified. The time frame for repairs cannot be less than 12 months from the date of filing of the report at DOB.

  • Submit dated color photographs and location/plot diagrams with all reports.

  • Include detail on how any necessary repair work was completed.

  • Make sure to provide correct ownership information.

  • In the History and Repairs, provide work and shed permit numbers (if applicable).

  • If the owner's representative is signing the TR6, clearly indicate the relationship to the owner and provide contact information.

  • Using terms such as "immediately" or "ASAP" indicate unsafe conditions that must be addressed within a year; and thus, the facade cannot be classified as SWARMP.

  • Do not use obsolete Local Law 10/80 terminology such as "precautionary" or "ongoing maintenance".

  • Avoid terms such as "should," "could" or "would." Instead, be specific and clear in the report.

Rule 103-04 (PDF)
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