This section contains a list of questions/tasks to help Owners, who are responsible for hiring professionals to provide compliance with the Construction Codes and other regulations discussed in the Project Guidelines.
The design team for the project should be hired and assembled by the Owner prior to beginning any construction. If an Owner is unfamiliar with construction regulations, he/she should consult a Registered Design Professional or reference the NYC Construction Codes and other regulations referenced in this guide for more information.
Note: The Owner of the building/property is ultimately responsible for the project, and their signature/consent is required for submission of the project application by their design professional, and Department approval.*
Initial Project Checklist
Pre-Project: Make sure you hire a Registered Design Professional, a Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Registered Architect (R.A.), to ensure your project is Code-compliant.
Project Plans: Only a P.E. or R.A. can submit construction documents that are stamped and signed by the Design Professional, including drawings and other submissions, to the Department for approval.
Asbestos Investigation: Have asbestos investigation performed on-site to check for Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) that will be removed or disturbed.
Project Work: Hire a Licensed Master Plumber or Licensed Oil Burner Installer to perform the work. When hiring a professional, have a written contract that includes the Contractor’s company name, address and license number(s).
Commissioning: If your project requires commissioning (all projects where the permitted heating capacity exceeds 600 kBTU/h), ensure that you have a qualified commissioning agent to perform the work.
Work Completion: Ensure inspections and sign-offs are performed to close the project permit, and if required, Commissioning must be filed with the Department prior to sign-off.
Work Without a Permit: Do not begin work without a DOB permit. Property Owners and the people performing Boiler Work without a permit may face violations with penalties, including court appearances, and civil or criminal penalties.