Local Law 126 of 2021 requires owners of parking structures to hire a NYS licensed and registered professional engineer to inspect the structure at least once every six years and file a report with the DOB documenting the results of the inspection. Annual observations should also be completed between assessments, which do not require a PE. Records of both should be maintained.
FINES & PENALTIES:
Included in this law are buildings, or portions of a building, used for parking or storing motor vehicles, open parking garages, and enclosed parking garages as defined in the NYC Building Code.
Currently exempt are autobody and automotive repair shops, automotive showrooms, automotive service stations, garages with occupancy of fewer than three cars, unenclosed/unattached outdoor parking lots, and private garages serving one- and two-family homes.