High Pressure Boiler Inspections

Owners must hire a qualified boiler inspector employed by an authorized insurance company to perform annual high pressure boiler inspections. The Department will not be conducting these inspections for the upcoming cycle.

Annual Inspection Cycle

January 1 to December 31.


  • High pressure boilers must have two inspections: an internal inspection and an external inspection.

  • These inspections must be conducted within the same cycle but should be performed approximately six months apart.

  • Inspections can only be performed by an authorized insurance company.

Inspection and Filing Requirements

  • A Boiler Inspection Report must be filed online in DOB NOW: Safety for each inspection type.

    NOTE: Effective August 14, 2017, Form BO-9 can no longer be submitted in person for the 2017 annual boiler inspection cycle.

  • The report must be filed within 45 days of performing each inspection type.

  • Inspectors must notify the Department at least 10 days before performing the internal inspection. Email notification to: hpboilers@buildings.nyc.gov.

  • If defects are found during an inspection, defects must be corrected and a subsequent inspection report must be filed online in DOB NOW: Safety within 180 calendar days from the initial inspection date when defects were initially found. Reports are not considered complete until the subsequent inspection report is filed to affirm correction of defects.

  • Subsequent reports submitted more than 180 calendar days from the inspection date(s) when defects were initially found will receive a late penalty of $50.00 per boiler, per inspection type for each month the subsequent report is late.

  • Reports submitted more than 12 months after the day of each initial inspection will be deemed expired and a penalty of $1,000 per boiler, per inspection type will be imposed.

  • An owner or licensee may request an extension of the subsequent inspection filing deadline based on the criteria outlined in 1 RCNY 103-05 (PDF). The Extension Request can be submitted online in DOB NOW: Safety

  • An owner may request a waiver of penalties by submitting a request in the Violations portal in DOB NOW: Safety. The criteria for waivers are outlined in 1 RCNY 103-05.