New Inspection Required for Parking Structures

Beginning in the new year, owners of parking structures in New York City will be required to hire a licensed NYS engineer to inspect each structure at least once every six years. Per the DOB, the inspection must cover:

• buildings, or portions of a building, used for parking or storing motor vehicles, including space inside or under a building

• open parking garages and enclosed parking garages as defined in the NYC Building Code.

Exceptions to this requirement include:

• autobody and automotive repair shops, automotive showrooms, and automotive service stations

• garages with occupancy of fewer than three cars

• unenclosed, unattached outdoor parking lots

• private garages serving one- and two-family homes.

The first inspection cycle is proposed to last January 1st 2022 until December 31st 2023, and will focus on specific structures located in Community Districts 1-7 in Manhattan. To find out what Community District your properties are in, click here.

Find the original Service Update here.