The New York City Department of Buildings places a hold on all IMD buildings. Lift Hold requests via email are processed in the order in which they are received. This process can take between 24-48 hours. To expedite this process, please make sure to properly complete the Lift Hold Request Form including the reason for lifting the hold and attach the Loft Board approval letter for the job related to the lift hold request. The Lift Hold Request Form can be found here. Please email your Lift Hold Request Form to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can submit your Lift Hold Request Form in person at our office for immediate assistance.
Please note that before this hold can be lifted, the Loft Board staff must issue an approval letter for the job in the form of a Letter of No Objection for work that does not affect IMD spaces or a Loft Board Certification for work affecting IMD spaces. A copy of the Loft Board approval letter must be submitted with the Lift Hold Request Form.
Once the hold has been lifted, it will remain lifted for three business days for the approved purpose only. The Loft Board staff reserves the right to ask for additional information before lifting the hold.