You can report a stand-alone or retaining wall that is bulging, cracked, defective, or inadequate. Violations are issued when appropriate.
Stand-alone walls act as a partition or divider. Retaining walls run along the back of a property and separate land.
The No-Penalty Retaining Wall Inspection Program will be available from August 17, 2014 to August 22, 2014. This program allows private property owners in all 5 boroughs to request visual safety inspections for their retaining walls, without the threat of receiving violations for the duration of the program. By law, property owners must address the safety and maintenance of retaining walls on their properties. This inspection is free, but you must provide your contact information, so DOB can contact you to schedule an inspection and gain access to inspect the retaining wall.