All indoor automated parking garage systems are evaluated by OTCR on a site-specific basis. The evaluation process and submittal requirements are listed below.
Project Timeline and OTCR Evaluation Process
Submit construction documents with Borough office
Submit OTCR2 application form and required documents
Obtain OTCR Conditional Acceptance Letter - FDNY Letter of No Objection is require for OTCR Conditional Acceptance Letter
Approval of construction documents – this includes approved zoning analysis and FDNY approved fire protection plan
Work permit issued
Install, inspect and certify per OTCR Conditional Acceptance Letter and FDNY Letter of No Objection
Obtain OTCR Final Acceptance Letter
Submit the OTCR2 Application Form with the $600.00 processing fee made payable to the NYC Department of Buildings
Filing Information – project type (NB or Alteration); installation floors (i.e., cellar, 5th thru 8th floors, stairway, etc.)
Building Information – building Owner and operator; main building description (construction type, occupancy classification), parking floor description (construction type, occupancy classification); fire protection info (suppression, alarm, smoke detection, mechanical ventilation); CO detection; floodplain installation
Automated Parking System Information: System type (e.g. pallet, rack and rail, stacker…); attendant/non-attendant; capacity of parking garage; process for parking and retrieval; safety measures for protecting and separating the public from the active parking system (gates, sensors, etc.)
Parking plan (include layout on all floors)
Building section detailing parking floors. Details for stacker systems must include racking arrangement
Fire protection plan
Evaluation of manufacturing and installation features
Contact OTCR for additional details of the Evaluation Plan
Borough Commissioner Compliance Letter
RDP must submit a signed and sealed letter addressing compliance with all appliacable sections of BC 406.2 and 406.3.
Manufacturer’s published maintenance plan
List of equipment and material used in the automated parking garage system (i.e., electronic processing system, structural frame materials, elevator/lift, retrieval/parking system, etc.)
Structural calculations signed and sealed by a NYS P.E.