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Owners of buildings greater than 6 stories must have their buildings’ exterior walls and appurtenances inspected once every 5 years and file a technical report to the Department of Buildings.

Inspection Cycle

The current Inspection Cycle (Cycle 8) runs from February 21, 2015 to February 21, 2020.

Staggered Sub-Cycles

Cycle 8 is staggered into 3 sub-cycles:

  • Cycle 8A
  • Cycle 8B
  • Cycle 8C

The last digit of the building’s block number determines the sub-cycles in which the report must be filed.

Sub-cycle

Last Digit of Block Number

Filing Period

A

4, 5, 6, or 9

2/21/2015 – 2/21/2017

B

0, 7, or 8

2/21/2016 – 2/21/2018

C

1, 2, or 3

2/21/2017 – 2/21/2019

Service Notice (PDF)
Filing Instructions (PDF)
Report Guidelines
Forms
Inspections
Fees & Penalties
Sub-cycle Diagram (PDF)

Facade Updates

Façade Inspection Safety Program (FISP)
Owners of buildings higher than six stories must have exterior walls and appurtenances inspected every five years and they must file a technical façade report with the Department.
Learn More

Reference Materials:
Facade Glossary (PDF)
Rule 103-04 (PDF)
NYC Construction Code Section 28-302.1
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