Residential Heat and Hot Water Requirements

The period between October 1 and May 31 is Heat Season. During this time, the City requires building owners to provide residential tenants with heat according to the following rules:

  • Between the hours of 6 AM and 10 PM, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature must be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM, if the outside temperature falls below 40 degrees, the inside temperature must be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hot water must be provided 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.