The NYC Benchmarking Law requires owners of buildings with more than 50,000 square feet to submit annual benchmarking data by May 1st of every year. Once you have submitted a satisfactory report by the deadline, there is no additional responsibility until the following year. If you do not submit a report by May 1, you may aim for the next quarterly deadline of August 1. Subsequent deadlines are November 1 and February 1 of the following year.
For additional information on enforcement measures, please visit the Department of Buildings' benchmarking page.
COVID-19 Response: Please review the Benchmarking Guidance for May 1, 2020 Deadline and Issuance and Payment of Department of Buildings Violations for Non-Compliance.
The Department of Buildings (DOB) is authorized to issue violations for any property on the Covered Buildings list that has not provided a benchmarking report by the May 1 deadline. Failure to benchmark will result in a violation and a penalty of $500. Continued failure to benchmark by subsequent deadlines of August 1, November 1, and February 1 will result in additional violations on a quarterly basis and a penalty of $500 per quarter with a maximum of $2,000 per year.
|February 1 (of the following year)||$500|
To learn how to resolve or challenge a violation, please visit the DOB's benchmarking page.
To reach DOB for questions related to enforcement and violations, please email email@example.com with your building's identification information (including BBL, BIN, address, and/or violation number) and a short description of your question.