New York City's Parking Structure Inspection Law "Local Law 126"

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NYC’s Local Law 126 Requires Parking Garage Owners to Act Now

Have you heard? New York City has changed the way parking structures are being managed. In an effort to keep buildings, local communities and parking structure end-users safe, the City of New York has revised NYC Construction Codes §28-323 and RCNY §103-13, known as local law 126 

Like many governing bodies and municipalities, City officials considered these changes in light of recent concrete garage and building structure collapses that have been responsible for both casualties and significant property damage.    

Launched on January 1, 2022, owners of parking structures must now hire a New York State licensed and registered professional engineer (Qualified Parking Structure Inspector) to inspect the parking structure and file a condition assessment report with the New York City Department of Buildings at least once every six years.  

All five New York City boroughs including Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island must comply with this law. NYC Administrative Code 28.323 includes the staggered approach to the cycles based on borough municipal district and timing over the next six years.  

Don’t wait, act today! Non-compliance will result in hefty fines and may ultimately lead to the suspension and/or removal of an owner’s building permit. 

Parking garage and parking structure owners, investors, managers, and occupiers: Find out how the changes to the law affect you! 

NYC's Local Law 126

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