Antenna installations require multiple permits. For new antenna installation, an electrical permit and a construction work permit are required. The electrical permit is issued to a NYC-Licensed Master Electrician (LME). A construction work permit is issued to NYC General Contractor. The general construction permit is issued to a NYC licensed General Contractor.
Only the above licensees — or the employees they supervise — may work on these systems. The Department of Buildings issues licenses to Skilled Tradespeople who are qualified to perform work related to their trade. LMEs must have a place of business in New York City — not a home office. See the NYC Administrative Codes §28-408 and §28-410.
All Skilled Trades and licensed Contractors must register first to use the Department’s online permit processing ePermit system. A permit application must be completed online by the licensed/registered professional for the issuance of a renovation permit. Prior to issuing a permit for the approved project, the following are required:
The Administrative Code of the City of New York §28-301.1 requires Owners to maintain their properties in a safe condition. Property Owners, Contractors and Construction Site Managers must minimize the risk of accidents and fire.
Certain renovation projects, such as excavation, demolition façade repair and antenna system can require the installation of temporary construction equipment such as sidewalk sheds, fences, scaffolds, material chutes, hoist, etc. This equipment is required to safely move materials associated with the project and protect workers and the public, per AC Section 28-105.8 and BC Chapter 33. Also refer to Construction Project Guidelines for Temporary Construction Equipment.
Construction documents for renovation in an occupied building during construction shall include a Tenant Protection Plan. Such plan shall contain a statement that the building contains dwelling units, offices, or similar, that will be occupied during construction. It shall also include the specific units that are occupied during construction and the means and methods employed to safeguard the safety and health of the occupants with details such as temporary fire-rated assemblies, opening protectives, or dust containment procedures.
The elements of the Tenant Protection Plan shall have detailed and specific provisions for egress, fire safety, structural safety, health requirements, and demonstrate compliance with housing standards and noise restrictions (AC §28-104.8.4). In an occupied building, protective means (barricades, signs, drop cloths, etc.) shall be installed and maintained as necessary to provide protection for the occupants against construction hazards and nuisances. Such protective means shall be indicated on the Tenant Protection Plan (TPP) per NYC BC §3303.10.
If the building undergoing construction contains at least one occupied dwelling unit. The elements of the TPP may vary depending on the nature and scope of the work but at a minimum shall make detailed and specific provisions for the following:
*Note: Other requirements & conditions may apply – Any additional requirements to assure tenant safety during construction.*