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DOB NOW: Safety Boiler

July 20, 2020

DOB NOW: Safety Boiler Violations

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Starting July 22, 2020, the Dept. Of Buildings (DOB) will be launching a new DOB NOW: Safety Violation portal. Under this portal, users can search for open boiler violations on a given property. They will also be able to see amounts due on any penalties on these properties. From that date forward, it will be mandatory to make payments online for “Failure to File” annual boiler inspection reports. The procedure to make payments for boiler violation penalties
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July 7, 2020

COVID-19 Violations

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Avoid COVID-19 state and city violations during Phase 1 restart. Starting July 8, 2020, Department of Buildings (DOB) inspectors will be issuing covid-19 related violations. Inspectors will look for job sites that are not in compliance with Covid-19 state/city Phase 1 restart requirements. If any violations are found, penalties of $5000.00 will be doled out. The site may be issued a Stop Work Order. Penalties for continued non-compliance can be as high as $10K for each
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Local Law 87
Local Law 87 (LL87) Do you know your number? It could be your year of the EER No matter what industry you are in, there is a push for energy efficiency. It’s no different when it comes to building maintenance, even in a city as old as New York. A few months ago we mentioned how New York City is leading the nation when it comes to energy efficiency. One of the things helping this
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Insurance update (Service Update) Insurance Update Attention Contractors, Plumbers, Fire Suppression Contractors and Electricians. Insurance Update change. Beginning on January 2, 2018, the Department of Buildings Licensing unit will no longer accept insurance submission at the counter.  All insurance updates and new tracking number issuance will be done electronically. S&M Expediting can still provide this assistance when required.
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Letter of No Objection in NYC In the City of New York, in order for a building to be legally occupied the building must first have a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). The CO must state a building’s legal use and type of permitted occupancy. New buildings must have a CO.   Older, pre-existing buildings may not have a CO if built prior to 1938. Those older building may file for a Letter of No Objection
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