Facade Cycle 9B Begins February 21, 2021

A reminder that Cycle 9B /for Local Law 11 goes into effect on February 21, 2021. Façade Cycle 9A reporting is ongoing until February 21, 2022. Cycle 9B reporting period extends from February 21, 2021 to February 21, 2023. Cycle 9C reporting period extends from February 21, 2022 to February 21, 2024. Information on the Façade Cycle is here.

The Façade Inspection Safety Program (FISP, also known as Local Law 11) is a set of regulations addressing the conditions of NYC’s buildings’ exterior walls and their appurtenances. FISP consists of a section of the NYC Administrative Code adopted by the City Council and fleshed out in a rule promulgated by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB). Every five years, facades of all NYC buildings over six stories must be examined by a qualified professional, and a report filed with the DOB  – and they must file a technical façade report with the Department. See NYC Construction Codes §28-302.1 and RCNY §103-04.

Property owners must repair dangerous conditions within 90 days of filing a technical report.  Once the work is finished, owners must file an amended report within two weeks.

All façade compliance filings must be submitted in DOB NOW: Safety. In DOB NOW: Safety you can:

  • Submit façade compliance filings and report unsafe façade activity

  • Make payments

  • View and search information related to your façade filings

  • Upload documents

  • View the status of a façade filing

  • Receive emails at milestones throughout the filing process