Important Updates & Reminders

Stay informed of upcoming deadlines and recent code changes that could impact your construction projects - click on a state below to read up on the latest municipal compliance updates.

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  • Reminder: All NYC garages must file a one-time initial observation report to the DOB by August 1, 2024. This new required observation report will be in addition to the previously required engineering reports that are still due in 2025 and 2027. For more information on LL126 requirements, please click here.

  • Façade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP) reports for buildings over six stories tall in Cycle 9 Window C for block numbers 1, 2, and 3 are due to the DOB by February 21, 2024. If you have not filed your FISP report yet, you are still required to submit a report even if it is going to be late. If interested in utilizing our strategic partner HLZAE to perform your building’s FISP inspection, please note that they cannot guarantee completion prior to the 2/21/24 deadline.


  • As of January 2, 2024, in accordance with LL149, the DOB will not issue a permit if the Construction Superintendent designated on the permit application is already assigned on 3 or more active permits. This is a change from the previous limitation of 5 jobs.

  • New Building Carbon Emission limits went into effect on January 1, 2024, in accordance with LL97. Please click here to learn more.

  • New Fossil Fuel Limitations on New Buildings went into effect January 1st, 2024, in accordance with LL154. The law aims to phase out fossil fuels used in new buildings to help lower emissions. The first phase of LL154 applies to Group R-3 (1- and 2-family homes) and all occupancies less than 7 stories tall (excluding Service HW).

  • Effective January 1, 2024, owners of buildings with parapets fronting the public right-of-way, regardless of height, are required to have an annual observation of the building’s parapet performed.


  • LL152 Enforcement: Please be aware the DOB will now be enforcing fines for buildings that have not filed their Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification. Owners have until December 31, 2023, to have a certification submitted or face a civil penalty of $5,000. Please check out HLZAE’s blog article on Local Law 152 for more information.

  • As of Dec. 4th: The NYC DOB has instituted fee changes for Letter of No Objection (LNO)/Letter of Verification, the OP 128: Ordinary Plumbing Work Report, and Temporary Use Letter Renewals.



  • Reminder (Chicago): The next Chicago Self-Cert Program will be held January 30 - February 1, 2024. Sign-up for new and renewing Self-Certification Professionals is now open. Currently registered Self-Certification Professionals with registrations expiring December 31, 2023, will have their registrations extended through January 2024 if they register for the class before their expiration date. These classes are held only once every two years so sign up now before it is too late!






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