2010-06-25 / Community

DOB Introduces Porch And Deck Inspections

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri has launched the No- Penalty Deck and Porch Inspection Program, an initiative to help property owners throughout the City ensure their decks and porches are structurally sound and in compliance with City regulations. This program enables homeowners to request an inspection in order to prevent an accident from occurring. Under the program, there is no risk or violation for the initial visit by the Department.

Until August 1, Dnspectors will conduct visual examinations for all property owners who call 311 to request a free inspection. Inspectors will look for structural conditions, such as cracking, rotting, failed connections and other warning signs that can help a property owner avoid a potential structural failure. If dangerous conditions that pose an immediate risk to public safety are detected, the Department will take action to address the structural concerns.

To learn more about property maintenance, visit the Department’s website at www.nyc.gov/buildings.

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