VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4

LOCAL LAW 158 OF 2017: RESTRICTION ON PROFESSIONALLY CERTIFIED FILINGS - NOW IN EFFECT!

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Local Law 158 of 2017 is now in effect. It mandates that buildings that have work without a permit violation civil penalties imposed on or after August 28, 2018, will have a restriction that will preclude the ability to file Professional Certification filings until one year after the date the violation was imposed.

Furthermore, Local Law 158 of 2017 mandates that any other work without a permit violations issued in the successive year following the first work without a permit violation will be subject to civil penalties of two times the scheduled amounts and will also be subject to additional inspection fees when the violating conditions are corrected.

This Local Law is very important to design professionals and owners when developing filing strategies and timelines. RPO will notify its clients when they are not able to Professionally Certify filings due to application of Local Law 158 restrictions at their project sites.