File #: Int 0966-2023    Version: * Name: Sidewalk shed inspections.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 3/16/2023
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to sidewalk shed inspections
Sponsors: Christopher Marte, Keith Powers , Lincoln Restler, Robert F. Holden, Oswald Feliz, Marjorie Velázquez, Gale A. Brewer, Mercedes Narcisse, Shekar Krishnan, Nantasha M. Williams, Kevin C. Riley, Shahana K. Hanif
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Buildings (DOB) to conduct sidewalk shed inspections every six months and charge fees for each inspection, with the fee proportionate to the size of the sidewalk shed.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 966, 2. Int. No. 966, 3. March 16, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-16-23, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 16, 2023

Int. No. 966

By Council Members Marte, Powers, Restler, Holden, Feliz, Velázquez, Brewer, Narcisse, Krishnan, Williams, Riley and Hanif


A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to sidewalk shed inspections


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Section 3307.6.5.8 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

3307.6.5.8. Periodic inspection. Six months following the initial installation inspection, and every six months thereafter, the sidewalk shed shall be inspected by [a qualified person designated by the designer, the permit holder for the shed, or a third party acceptable to both the designer and the permit holder] the department to verify that the sidewalk shed is in a safe condition and is in compliance with drawings and the requirements of this chapter. [Following the inspection, the qualified person who inspected the sidewalk shed shall prepare, sign, and date an inspection report.] The department shall charge the owner of a building, to which such sidewalk shed is attached, a fee for each inspection performed by the department, provided that the fees are determined by the department and based on the size of the sidewalk shed that is being inspected.


§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.





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