Emergency power installations require multiple permits. For emergency power systems, 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 a NYC General Contractor and 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 issues licenses and registrations to individuals working with our Department and/or within the construction trades in New York City. LMEs must have a place of business in New York City – not a home office. See NYC Administrative Code Sections 28-408 and 28-410.
In addition to a General Contractor, a NYC-licensed Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) needs a license to alter work in 1, 2, 3 or 4 family homes or individual apartments in condominium/co-operative residences. HICs are licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Licensees must register to use the Department’s online permit processing E-Permit system. For an emergency power installation permit, the registered contractor must complete a permit application online. Prior to permitting the approved project, the following are required:
The Administrative Code of the City of New York Section 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.
Following Site Safety Regulations
Constructing Safe Shanties
Build shanties or contractor sheds with fire-retardant or non-combustible materials and locate them in safe areas per NYC Building Code Section 3303.1.3.