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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 7) runs from February 21, 2010 to February 21, 2015.

Staggered Sub-Cycles

Cycle 7 is staggered into 3 sub-cycles:

  • Cycle 7A
  • Cycle 7B
  • Cycle 7C

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

2/21/2010 – 2/21/2012

B

0, 7, or 8

2/21/2011 – 8/21/2012

C

1, 2, or 3

2/21/2012 – 2/21/2013

Forms
Inspections
Report Guidelines
Fees & Penalties
Common Mistakes
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

Forms
New and revised forms, filing fees and civil penalties for facade inspection reports are now in effect.
Learn more (PDF)

Reference Materials:
Facade Glossary (PDF)
Rule 103-04 (PDF)
Amended Rule 32-03 (PDF)
NYC Construction Code Section 28-302.1
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