When are Boiler Inspections Required in NYC ? - New York City
Updated: Jan 23
Article 303 - PERIODIC BOILER INSPECTIONS
Section 28-303.1 §28-303.1 General. Periodic boiler inspections shall be performed in accordance with this article.
Section 28-303.10 §28-303.10 Fees. Every owner of a boiler in use and inspected by a qualified boiler inspector in the employ of a duly authorized insurance company shall pay to the department an annual fee for each boiler in the amount prescribed by this code to cover the city's administrative and supervisory costs. The fee shall be payable at the time of the filing of the owner's annual statement. No fee shall be charged for additional inspections made by the department pursuant to section 28-303.9.
Section 28-303.2 §28-303.2 Annual inspection. Except as otherwise provided in this article, all boilers as defined in section 204 of the New York state labor law, excepting those boilers listed in subdivision five of such section of such labor law, shall be inspected at least once a year by a qualified department boiler inspector or an approved agency. Such inspections shall also include the chimney connectors. All individuals who perform periodic inspections pursuant to this article shall be qualified under section 204 of the New York state labor law and the rules promulgated by the commissioner of labor or the commissioner of buildings.
Section 28-303.2.1 §28-303.2.1 Internal inspection required. When the construction of the boiler allows, an internal inspection shall also be performed.
Section 28-303.3 §28-303.3 Inspection of high-pressure boilers. Each owner of a high-pressure boiler, as defined in this code, may choose to have the annual boiler inspection conducted by the department or by a qualified boiler inspector in the employ of a duly authorized insurance company.
Section 28-303.4 §28-303.4 Staggered inspection cycles. The commissioner may by rule establish staggered inspection cycles for buildings required to comply with this article.
Section 28-303.5 §28-303.5 Repair of defects. The owner of each boiler that is subject to periodic inspection shall correct any defects identified in the annual boiler inspection.
Section 28-303.6 §28-303.6 Owner's annual statement. The owner of each boiler that is subject to periodic inspection shall file an annual written statement with the commissioner including: 1. The location of each boiler. 2. Whether the owner, agent, or lessee has had the boiler inspected by a qualified boiler inspector in the employ of a duly authorized insurance company or other qualified inspector in accordance with the requirements of this article, setting forth the name and address of the insurance company or other qualified inspector, the date of inspection, and the policy number covering the boiler.
Section 28-303.7 §28-303.7 Report of inspection. A signed copy of the report of each boiler inspection shall be filed with the owner's annual statement, on such forms and in such manner as required by the commissioner. The report shall include a certification that identified defects have been corrected. The statement shall be filed within 30 days after installation of a boiler. Thereafter, it shall be filed as set forth in this article and in rules.
Section 28-303.8 §28-303.8 Removal or discontinuance notice. The owner of a boiler that is removed or discontinued from use shall file a written notice of such removal or discontinuance with the commissioner within 30 days of the date of removal or discontinuance.
Section 28-303.9 §28-303.9 Additional inspections. In addition to the inspections required by this article, the commissioner may make such additional inspections as required to enforce the provisions of this code.