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December 29, 2020


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Deadline Extended for Mandatory Gas Piping Systems Inspections for Community Districts 1, 3, and 10

Building owners in Community Districts 1, 3, and 10 in each borough now have until June 30, 2021 to complete Local Law 152 mandated certified inspections of exposed gas piping systems. Please read our full Service Notice.

Who does this extension apply to?

  • Certification deadlines are based on community districts. Buildings owners in borough Community Districts 1, 3 & 10 were previously required to complete the inspection requirements by December 31, 2020, but these community districts have been granted a 6-month extension.

  • To identify your community district, you can search by address at:

What does this inspection certification cover?

  • To meet the inspection reporting requirement, building owners must submit to the Department a signed and sealed GPS2: Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification via our online portal.

  • Buildings in the R3 occupancy groups or typical one- and two-family homes are exempt and therefore do not have to meet this inspection reporting requirement.

  • Failure to file the Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification by the corresponding deadline will result in a civil penalty of $10,000.

More information on mandatory gas piping systems inspections can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

For Local Law 152 certification deadlines for other community districts, please see our previous Service Notice. For additional questions, email:

Commercial Building Owners Have 6 Additional Months to Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Owners of buildings equipped with a fire alarm system, and that contain Group A-1, A-2, A-3, Group B or Group M occupancies, now have an extra 6 months to install carbon monoxide detectors as required by Local Law 191. These property owners now have until July 1, 2021 to complete the installations. This new date replaces the prior January 1, 2021 deadline. To determine your building's occupancy group, please refer to your building's certificate of occupancy or to Chapter 3 of the New York City Building Code.

Installed carbon monoxide detectors must have built-in sounder bases, transmit a signal to a central supervising station, and comply with city Code. The detectors are not required to be installed in the kitchens of these buildings. For more information on this extension, please see our Service Notice.

The Department of Buildings strongly encourages building owners to install these potentially life-saving devices as soon as possible and not wait until the deadline approaches.

Help New York City Slow the Spread: Get Tested

This holiday season is unlike any other. Amidst these difficult times, you can help our city fight back the virus and get peace of mind that you're not spreading it to vulnerable New Yorkers by getting tested now. Every New Yorker should get tested, whether or not you are experiencing symptoms or are at increased risk.

The COVID-19 diagnostic test is safe, free, and easy. There are convenient testing sites all across New York City, as well as mobile testing units visiting different locations throughout the five boroughs.

To find a testing location near you:

Text "COVID test" to 855-48;



Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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