New York City law requires that every boiler in a building be inspected annually, by a qualified professional who could either be a Licensed Master Plumber or a Licensed Oil Burner Installer. No Boiler work can be performed without either a work permit, or without hiring a Licensed Oil Burner Installer or Licensed Master Plumber.
Owners are obligated to comply with requirements of other city agencies. Unless otherwise indicated, permits are not be required for ordinary plumbing work (AC 28-105.4.4), emergency work (AC 28-105.4.1), and minor alterations or ordinary repairs (AC 28-105.4.2 and 1 RCNY 101-14).
Some jobs don’t require a permit, but the work must be done by a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP) or a Licensed Oil Burner Installer. AC 28-105.4.4 outlines work considered ordinary maintenance and repair, including allowable replacement/relocation of plumbing, gas piping, equipment and components, that must be performed by an LMP or Licensed Oil Burner Installer.
NYC AC 28-105.4.1 clarifies Emergency Work as work otherwise requiring a permit, performed to relieve an emergency condition. Licensed Contractors may perform emergency work prior to getting a permit as long as it is submitted within two (2) business days after work commences and includes a description of the emergency condition and mitigating measures taken, such as:
Minor Alterations and Ordinary Repairs. AC 28-105.4.2 defines minor alterations and ordinary repairs and lists the work in that category.
Ordinary Plumbing Work. NYC AC 28-105.4.4 lists ordinary maintenance and repair work, including repair, replacement and relocation of installed plumbing, gas and fire protection piping, service equipment, and other system components. This work must be performed by an LMP who is required to submit a monthly report to the Department.
Certain boiler or fuel storage work can only be performed by a Skilled Trades person or Contractor with a specialized license to perform the required work, and permits are issued to registered trade license holders.