Office of Technical Certification and Research (OTCR)


The Office of Technical Certification and Research (OTCR) oversees technical certifications of approved agencies and entities performing inspections, tests, material approvals and evaluates new technology that enhances safety, sustainability and efficiency.

OTCR evaluates alternative materials including but not limited to battery energy storage systems, Indoor Automated Parking Garage Systems, and solid fuel ovens. OTCR also manages approved agency programs including but not limited to special inspections and progress inspections.


Contact

NYC Department of Buildings
Office of Technical Certification and Research
280 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2626
OTCR@Buildings.nyc.gov


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