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Daily Heat Complaints
October 1st through May 31st is "Heat Season" in New York City. Building owners are also required to provide tenants with heat as follows:
  • Between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit; and,
  • Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM, if the temperature outside falls below 40 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

The statistics below offer a snapshot of the numbers of complaints received in the previous 24 hours, as compaired with that time period in the previous year. You can also compare year-to-year totals to date and find out which day had the highest numbers of compaints.

For more information on Heat Season requirements, please click here.

To register a complaint about lack of heat or adequate hot water, or any other housing emergency to which your landlord has not responded, please call 3-1-1, the City's 24-hour assistance number or vistit 311.





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