In an effort to keep buildings safe, be in compliance with NYC Construction Codes §28-323, and RCNY §103-13, owners of parking structures must hire a New York State licensed and registered professional engineer (PE) to inspect the parking structure and file a condition assessment report with the Department at least once every six (6) years. Review the Parking Structure Staggered Filing Cycle for important dates and information. The hired PE must meet the eligibility requirements for Qualified Parking Structure Inspectors (QPSI) as required by 1RCNY 101-07. View the current list of active QPSIs.
Property owners must repair unsafe conditions within 90 days of filing a condition assessment report. Once the work is finished, owners must file an amended report within two weeks.
All parking structure compliance filings must be submitted online via DOB NOW: Safety.
The parking structure report and maintenance/repair deadlines are divided into cycles, which are further subdivided into three sub-cycles. The Community District in which the Parking Structure is located determines if the property falls into sub-cycle A, B, or C. See Cycle 1 Sub-Cycle Diagram.
For parking structures in:
See the Parking Structure Filing Cycles Map for subject parking structures and their respective filing cycle (a link to a downloadable list is located at the bottom of the map). NOTE: this is an initial list based on City records and it is ultimately the building owner’s responsibility to correctly identify if they meet the inspection requirements; if a building is on this list and the owner believes it does not meet the inspection requirements, then email ParkingStructures@buildings.nyc.gov.
A parking structure meeting inspection requirements is:
The submitted report must document the inspection results indicated above.
A parking structure does not include:
For subject buildings, an assessment report must be submitted by the Qualified Parking Structure Inspector (QPSI) to the Department. View the current list of active QPSIs.
The owner must hire a QPSI to conduct the inspection and determine the rating of the parking structure.
The QPSI must submit a report to the Department that meets, at a minimum, the criteria listed in 1 RCNY §103-13 within 60 days after completing the assessment. Applicable fees must be paid at time of submission.