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Index of Directives, Memoranda, Policy & Procedure

Index for Selected Directives, Memoranda, Policy & Procedure Notices and Interpretations Through 1996


DISCLAIMER

This is an Index for selected documents issued through 1996. For documents issued after 1996, check our other Reference Materials. You should check with the Department of Buildings to ensure compliance with all rulings and interpretations.


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PARKING (ALSO SEE "ENVIRONMENT")
(ALSO SEE "STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT")

 
 Directive 9 of 1965 *
Off-Street Open Access in Front YardMemo 5-25-79
PARKS, DEPARTMENT OF 
 Memo 3-13-69
Street TreesMemo 4-19-90
PARTY WALLS (MINKIN WALL) 
 Directive 6 of 1979 *
PERMITS 
 Memo 8-21-68 S
 Memo 8-27-69 *
Equipment UseDirective 16 of 1971 *
DemolitionMemo 4-23-71
DemolitionMemo 12-31-87 *
Mechanical DemolitionDirective 10 of 1973 *
Oil & Gas Storage TanksMemo 7-13-73
Directive 14 of 1975 Modification #2Memo 11-5-76 *
Directive 14 of 1975 Modification #3Memo 12-7-76 *
Model Home SalesLetter 6-23-77
Black-out DamageMemo 7-18-77
Enlargements or DevelopmentsLetter 9-28-77 *
Sign GuidelinesMemo 10-17-77 *
Demolition - Art CommissionDirective 2 of 1978
Demolition - Art CommissionDirective 2 of 1978 (rev. 1/24/78) *
Procedure for Revocation of PermitsMemo 3-4-83 *
Five-Day Notice to Owners of Adjoining Property before Foundation or Earthwork - Sec 27-165 [C26-112.3] Administrative CodeMemo 10-19-83 *
Five-Day Notice to Owners of Adjoining Property before Foundation or Earthwork - Sec 27-169 [C26-113.3] Administrative Code (Revised Memorandum of 9/29/72 - T.V. Burke)Memo 10-19-83 *
Construction Permits and Vacant LandMemo 10-25-84
Street and Sidewalk Construction Liability InsuranceMemo 4-3-87 *
After Hour Variance ProceduresMemo 9-4-87 *
Issuance of Construction Permit for Non-Water Fire SuppressionMemo 12-30-88
System and Fire Alarm System 
Street TreesMemo 4-19-90
Lower Density Contextual Zoning Amendment Grandfathering - Renewal of Building PermitsPPN 6-25-91 *
BIS Renewal Permits NoticeNotice 10-21-91 *
Work Permits and Insurance RequirementsPPN 3-11-92
Street Obstruction BondsPPN 3-24-92
AsbestosPPN 10-1-92
Department of Buildings and Department of Sanitation Fill Permits for Construction SitesPPN 11-20-92 *
Work Without a Permit Local Law 58/88PPN 2-18-93 *
PHYSICAL CULTURE ESTABLISHMENTS (SEE "ZONING") 
PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, PERSONS WITH  
Local Law 58/87 Appeal ProcedureMemo 12-10-87
Handicap Access RampsLetter 4-22-88
Local Law 58/87 - Clarifications (Handicap Access)Memo 5-23-88 *
Local Law 58/87 - Waivers - Existing BuildingsMemo 5-23-88 *
Local Law 58/87 - Form Waiver LettersMemo 8-31-88
Local Law 58/87 - Acceptable PrototypesMemo 9-6-88
Local Law 58/87 Clarifications (Audible and Visual Alerting Devices)Memo 10-3-88 *
Required Elevator Openings as per ANSI A117.1-1986 (LL 58/87)Memo 10-6-88
Bathrooms with more than 3 Fixtures (LL 58/87)Memo 11-7-88 *
Local Law 58/87 Wheelchair LiftsLetter 6-23-89
Local Law 58/87 - Story at GradeMemo 10-23-89
Section 27-375(e) and reference Standard 4-6, Section 4.9 (Re: Accessible Route)Letter 6-29-90
Local Law 58/87 Minimum Door SizeLetter 5-15-90
Local Law 58/87 Vertical/Inclined Wheelchair LiftsLetter 10-31-90
Waiver Procedures for Local Law 58/87PPN 11-1-90 *
Strobe Warning Devices in Sub-systems (LL 58/87)Letter 5-6-91
Minor Alterations - Americans with Disabilities ActPPN 5-17-93 *
PIGEONS 
Construction RequirementsMemo 8-8-75
PIPING, GAS 
Gas PipingMemo 12-12-80 *
Installation of Gas Piping 3 psig or lessMemo 4-28-81
Gas Installations in Multiple DwellingsMemo 6-22-89
Type B Gas Vents for Multi-Story InstallationsMemo 12-20-89
PIPING, GENERAL 
Type M Copper TubingMemo 4-8-81 *
PIZZA OVEN 
Pizza OvenLetter 6-29-90 *
Wood Burning Pizza OvenLetter 10-17-91
PLACES OF ASSEMBLY 
P of A - Fire Department NotificationMemo 3-4-69
Vacating PremisesMemo 2-3-76 *
Acceptable Door HardwareMemo 3-4-76 *
Acceptable Door HardwareMemo 10-4-76 S
Fees GuidelinesMemo 3-7-77
Emergency LightingMemo 4-14-77
Games of ChanceLetter 9-28-78
Illumination - Emergency Lighting (corrected)Directive 5 of 1979 *
Places of Assembly & Enforcement of LL 41/78Directive 7 of 1979 *
Local Law 41 of 1978 - "Blue Angel Law"Memo 1-3-79 *
Renewal of permit - B Form PA-8AMemo 3-13-79
Local Law 41 of 1978Memo 4-4-79 *
Guidelines for BazaarMemo 6-12-79 *
Occupancy Load on F-4 Places of AssemblyMemo 8-9-80
Roller Disco Skating RinksMemo 1-6-81
Emergency LightingMemo 2-19-81 *
Emergency LightingMemo 3-17-81
Sprinklers, Fire Alarms & Emergency Lighting Apparatus (LL 41/78)Memo 12-31-81
Motion Picture Theaters & legitimate Theaters Accommodating More Than 300 PeopleMemo 4-21-82 *
Local Law #41/78 Requirements for Interior Fire Alarm and Signal System for Place of Assembly used as a Cabaret or more persons in a Catering HallMemo 3-9-84 *
Acceptable Door HardwareMemo 1-28-87
Places of Assembly - ClassroomsLetter 7-12-88
Place of Assembly Permits for ClassroomsLetter 8-17-88
Permit Requirements for Places of AssemblyMemo 10-13-88
Permits and InspectionsMemo 11-28-89 *
Places of Assembly (Permits)PPN 11-27-93 *
TemporaryPPN 6-24-96 *
PLAN EXAMINATION 
Reinstatement of ApplicationsDirective 17 of 1971 *
Data on Mechanical PlansDirective 18 of 1971 *
Amendments to ApplicationMemo 4-5-71
Plan Examination & Field Inspection - Ports & TerminalsMemo 5-6-71 *
Questionable Plans of 2 Family DwellingsDirective 6 of 1973 *
Ammunition StorageMemo 10-18-74 *
Transit Easements (Sec. 95-041 & 95-14ZR)Memo 11-29-74
Procedure Beginning March 3, 1975Directive 2 of 1975 *
BN Application - Filing by Owner & ContractorDirective 7 of 1975 *
Partial Exam. - Directive 2/75, Suppl. #1Memo 3-27-75
Building Notices re: Landmarks & Historic Districts Re: Directive 14/75Memo 1-7-76
Transfer of ApplicationsMemo 9-23-76 S *
Directive 14/75 Modified #2, BN PermitsMemo 11-5-76 *
Questionable Plans of 2 Family DwellingsDirective 5 of 1977 S *
Elevator ApplicationsMemo 9-14-77 *
Enlargements or DevelopmentLetter 9-28-77 *
Mechanical Ventilation M.D.Memo 12-14-77
Private Dwelling - Bldg. Constr. Limitations - Dir. 5/77Directive 6 of 1979 *
J-51 Partially Destroyed BuildingsMemo 2-5-79
BN Filings by Owners & ContractorsMemo 2-22-79
Sidewalk CafesMemo 4-6-79
Egress from Accessory Storage on 2nd FloorMemo 4-26-79
Bazaars (Guidelines)Memo 6-12-79 *
Advertising SignsMemo 10-12-79 *
Transfer Applications Memo 9-23-76, ModifiedMemo 3-19-80 *
Fire Alarm, Detection & Extinguishing EquipmentMemo 1-22-80
Directive No 14/75, Modification #4 "Fast Track" Processing of Miscellaneous ApplicationsMemo 3-20-80 *
Directive #14/75 Public Agencies & NFP Bldgs. in ManhattanMemo 3-21-80
Controlled Inspection of Certain AlterationsMemo 7-14-80
Occupancy Load in F-4 Places of AssemblyMemo 8-9-80
Fire Protection Plan - SubmissionMemo 12-8-80 *
On Site Inspections Forms 21-C & CD31Memo 12-10-80 *
Drainage SwalesMemo 1-6-81
Sprinklers, Fire Alarms & Emergency Lighting ApparatusMemo 12-31-81
Plan Examination AppointmentsMemo 3-24-87 *
Building Notice and Alteration ApplicationsMemo 7-28-87
Interior Fire Alarm in Factory BuildingsLetter 1-7-88
Plan Exam. Addendum to Dir. 5 of 1974Memo 2-9-88
Amendments to Plans that Increase the Square Footage by 10% or More, Procedure for (#20/87)Memo 6-8-88 *
Expediting Affordable and Homeless Housing Projects (see Vol. 19 -'89 P. 2510)Memo 12-10-88 *
Folder Retention at the Borough OfficesMemo 10-24-89 *
Building Information System (BIS) Plan ExaminationPPN 2-2-90 *
Plan Examination AppointmentsPPN 11-30-90 *
Custody of Application Folders for which Building Permits have not been issuedPPN 12-4-90 *
Folder Retention at the Borough Offices (LL 72/91)PPN 11-12-91 *
Priority Filing for Registered Architects and Professional EngineersPPN 9-8-92
To Establish Guidelines for Mandatory Drop-off of Alteration Type III ApplicationPPN 10-8-92
Withdrawal of JobsPPN 11-25-92 *
PLASTIC PIPE 
Plastic Piping (for Fire Sprinkler System)Letter 1-29-90
PLENUM WALLS 
 Memo 2-19-71
PLUMBING & PLUMBERS (ALSO SEE "LICENSES" "INSPECTIONS" "PIPING, GAS" & "PIPING, GENERAL) 
Connections to Plumbing Fixtures RS-16 (P107.13)Memo 9-20-76 *
Soil Absorption Tests for Septic Tanks in Natural Area DistrictsMemo 4-16-80
Solder, Metal, SpecificationsInt. 4-15-91
Type M Copper TubingMemo 4-8-81 *
Use of Licensed Master Plumber Seal in Lieu of NotarizationMemo 6-12-87
Indirect Waste Connectors in Commercial KitchensMemo 6-13-88
Installation of Reduced Pressure Zone Back Flow Preventors (RPZ)PPN 4-27-90
Plumbing Work Filed on the BIS SystemPPN 3-5-91 *
Plumbing AppointmentsPPN 6-12-91
Plumbing Repair ApplicationsMemo 10-9-91 *
Low Flow FixturesPPN 12-30-91 *
Gas Cards and Tests of Gas PipingPPN 10-28-92 *
Local Law 29/89 - Low Flow FixturesPPN 11-2-92 *
Low Flow Water FixturesPPN 12-1-92 *
Lavatories with OverflowsPPN 8-27-93
PermitsPPN 11-20-96
Professional Certification of Inspections/Tests of Selected Plumbing WorkPPN 3-9-95 *
Sign-offsMemo 3-10-95 *
Self-CertificationMemo 3-20-95
Self-Certification of Oil-Burning Boilers, Combined Oil/Gas Boilers Oil Burners, Gas Burners and Combined Oil/Gas Burner Units by Licensed Oil Burner Installers (A&B) and Master PlumbersPPN 3-30-95 *
PODIATRY (SEE "ZONING") 
PORTABLE SCHOOLS (SEE "SCHOOLS") 
PRECEPTS (SEE "DEMOLITIONS") 
PRIVATE INSPECTION AGENCIES ( SEE "INSPECTIONS AGENCIES, PRIVATE") 
PRIVATE STREETS 
Private StreetsMemo 5-31-84
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION 
Final SurveysPPN 3-30-95
Applications and PlansPPN 1-24-95 *
PROFESSIONALS 
Priority for LicensedPPN 11-21-95
PROJECTIONS BEYOND BUILDING LINE 
"Cart Corrals"Memo 12-10-74 *
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY 
 Memo 12-12-86
Remote Exits from a Place of AssemblyMemo 7-8-91 *
Places of Assembly - Plan Submission Requirements for the Use of Existing Exit FacilitiesPPN 7-17-92
PUBLIC PARKS 
 Directive 3 of 1969 *
PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SEE "SCHOOLS") 
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