Low Pressure Boiler Inspections


The following must be inspected and filed with the Department annually:

  • Low pressure boilers in residential buildings with 6 or more families

  • Low pressure boilers in any residential buildings classified as Single Room Occupancy dwellings (SRO's)

  • Low pressure boilers in mixed-used buildings*

  • Low pressure boilers in commercial buildings

  • H-stamp domestic hot water heaters with over 350,000 BTUs in residential, mixed-used, and commercial buildings


The following do not require an annual inspection:

  • Low-pressure boilers in residential buildings with 5 families or less

  • H-stamp domestic hot water heaters in residential buildings with 5 families or less

  • Individual boilers heating individual residential units (including residential portions of mixed-use buildings)

  • Low-pressure Boilers with an input of 100,000 BTUs or less

*a mixed-use building has both commercial and residential units


Annual Inspection Cycle

January 1 to December 31


Inspections

Inspections can only be performed by authorized boiler inspectors licensed by the Department of Buildings or an authorized insurance company.


Inspection and Filing Requirements

  • A Boiler Inspection Report must be filed online in DOB NOW: Safety within 45 days of performing the inspection.

  • If defects are found during an inspection, defects must be corrected and a subsequent inspection report must be filed online in DOB NOW: Safety within 180 calendar days from the initial inspection date. Reports are not considered complete until the subsequent inspection is filed to affirm correction of defects.

  • Subsequent reports submitted more than 180 calendar days from the initial inspection date will receive a late penalty of $50.00 per boiler for each month the report is late.

  • Reports submitted more than 12 months after the initial date of inspection will be deemed expired and a penalty of $1,000 per boiler will be imposed.

  • An owner or licensee may request an extension of the subsequent inspection filing deadline based on the criteria outlined in 1 RCNY 103-01. The Extension Request can be submitted online in DOB NOW: Safety.

  • An owner may request a waiver of penalties by submitting a request in the Violations portal in DOB NOW: Safety The criteria for waivers are outlined in 1 RCNY 103-01.