2013-07-26 / Community

COUNCIL EXTENDS FEE WAIVERS

All fees for work related to plumbing and electrical systems damaged by Sandy will be waived until December 31st.

Speaker Christine C. Quinn and the New York City Council announced the passage of legislation to allow the Department of Buildings (DOB) to continue to waive application, permit and inspection fees for work related to plumbing and electrical systems damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

“New Yorkers are still recovering from the devastating impact Hurricane Sandy had on their homes,” Quinn said. “Extending fee waivers for New Yorkers whose homes suffered plumbing and electrical damage as a result of Sandy will help alleviate the financial impact of undertaking this work as we continue to rebuild our City.”

Last December, the Council waived all DOB fees for buildings that were substantially damaged or destroyed by the storm, as well as Sandy-related electrical and plumbing fees for all other buildings until April 30th.

Since the end of the fee waiver period, DOB has continued to receive a significant number of applications for permits, inspections and construction document approval from property owners whose electrical and plumbing systems were damaged by the storm.

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