The Department of Buildings launched the first phase of its After Hours Inspection Program on June 1, 2015, continuing its efforts to accelerate job approvals. The program offers after hours and weekend inspections for a fee. In addition to Inspection Ready, which equips inspectors with handheld tablets, the DOB is aiming to reduce wait times for inspections to five days by 2016. In order to meet these goals the DOB plans to hire 34 additional development inspectors.
In its first phase, the After Hours Inspection Program offers only Construction, Plumbing and Electrical inspections for projects enrolled in the High Rise Program. The High Rise Program is open to all Manhattan New Building applications as well as Alteration 1 projects that enlarge a building to more than 15 feet.
Available times for After Hours Inspections:
Monday – Friday 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 8:00 – 5:00 p.m.
To request an after hours inspection, send an email to HRTInspections@buildings.nyc.gov with “AHI” in the subject line.
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