Amendment of Rules Governing Special Inspectors and Special Inspection Agencies

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:2)

Comment By: 
Monday, December 18, 2017


Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule


The Department of Buildings (DOB) is proposing to amend Section 101-06 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to the duties, registration, renewal and discipline of special inspectors and special inspection agencies. The proposed amendments will address the following:


1) Clarify definitions of personnel within a special inspection agency;

2) Require that all applicants associated with a special inspection agency are subject to the provisions of Article 401 of Chapter 4 of Title 28 of the City Administrative Code;

3) Clarify the special inspection agency structure;

4) Clarify requirements and limitations for renewal applications of special inspection agencies; and

5) Direct that suspension or revocation of registration of a special inspection agency and the refusal to accept filings by a special inspection agency will be in accord with Article 401 of Chapter 4 of Title 28 of the City Administrative Code.

DOB’s authority for these rules is found in Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the City Charter and Section 28-115.1 of the City Administrative Code.


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Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:00am

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Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007