The following must be inspected and filed with the Department annually:
Low pressure boilers in residential buildings with 6 or more families
Low pressure boilers in any residential buildings classified as Single Room Occupancy dwellings (SRO's)
Low pressure boilers in mixed-used buildings*
Low pressure boilers in commercial buildings
H-stamp domestic hot water heaters with over 350,000 BTUs in residential, mixed-used, and commercial buildings
The following do not require an annual inspection:
Low-pressure boilers in residential buildings with 5 families or less
H-stamp domestic hot water heaters in residential buildings with 5 families or less
Individual boilers heating individual residential units (including residential portions of mixed-use buildings)
Low-pressure Boilers with an input of 100,000 BTUs or less
*a mixed-use building has both commercial and residential units
January 1 to December 31
Inspections can only be performed by authorized boiler inspectors licensed by the Department of Buildings or an authorized insurance company.
A Boiler Inspection Report must be filed online in DOB NOW: Safety within 45 days of performing the inspection.
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. Reports are not considered complete until the subsequent inspection is filed to affirm correction of defects.
Subsequent reports submitted more than 180 calendar days from the initial inspection date will receive a late penalty of $50.00 per boiler for each month the report is late.
Reports submitted more than 12 months after the initial date of inspection will be deemed expired and a penalty of $1,000 per boiler 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 103-01. The Extension Request can be submitted online in DOB NOW: Safety.