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New York City Loft Board
Code Compliance Timetable

Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law (MDL) sets forth the following deadlines for the conversion of IMD buildings to lawful residential spaces:

MDL Sec. 284 (1)

(v) Deadlines for units covered pursuant to
MDL §§ 281(1) or (4)

Alteration Application: September 1, 1999
Permit: March 1, 2000
Article 7-B Compliance: June 1, 2012 [2010 amend.]
Certificate of Occupancy: July 2, 2012 [2010 amend.]

(vi) Deadlines for units covered under MDL §281(5) pursuant to the 2010 amendments to the Loft Law
Alteration Application: March 21, 2011
Permit: June 21, 2011
Article 7-B Compliance: 18 months from obtaining an
approved alteration application
Certificate of Occupancy: December 21, 2012

(vii) Deadlines for units covered under MDL §281(5) pursuant to the 2013 amendments to the Loft Law
Alteration Application: June 11, 2014
Permit: September 11, 2014
Article 7-B Compliance: 18 months from obtaining an
approved alteration permit
Certificate of Occupancy: March 11, 2016

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