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How to resolve or challenge NYC Local Law 95 violations

Updated: Mar 4, 2022

To resolve an EGRADE violation, pay the penalty for failure to timely display the energy efficiency score and energy efficiency grade as per Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York §103-06 (l). The fee is $1,250 per EGRADE violation.

Per Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York §103-06 (m), you may challenge the EGRADE violation. The challenge request may include, but is not necessarily limited to, one of the following:

  1. For requests related to the label printing issues, provide correspondence related to the issue, screenshot of outage, and email sent to the Department of Buildings within 30 days of Oct 31st to notify the Department of the issue;

  2. For properties exempt from benchmarking requirements, submit an email from the NYC Department of Finance or DOB with the confirmation of exemption;

  3. If the label was temporarily removed, provide photographic proof of display and the reason for removal;

  4. If the label was posted (Violation incorrect), provide photographic proof of the display and description of the entrance(s) location.

To pay a penalty, or to challenge an EGRADE violation, follow the instructions included in the DOB NOW: Safety - Local Law 33 of 2018.

If you need assistance complying with Local law 95 of 2019 or with submitting any of the above documentation, Contact Built Engineers at 646.481.1861or email


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