Amendment of Rules Governing Special Inspectors and Special Inspection Agencies

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule




The Department of Buildings (DOB) is amending 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 amendments 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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