FDNY inspects and regulates the installation of required range hoods for restaurants, cafeterias and other commercial cooking establishments. Installation of range hoods and other required fire suppression/ventilation equipment must be done by a licensed professional.
Food service establishments without appropriately installed range hood systems can be fined, closed, or subject to refusal of Department of Buildings permits that are needed to open for business or apply for other City operating licenses. The attached fact sheet contains useful information and contact information for licensed professionals who supply and install range hood systems. A preliminary inspection and test is required upon plan approval and installation, and annual inspections are required thereafter.