What This Means for You
The new law requires parking garage owners and operators to have their structures assessed and inspected at least every three years. The assessments should be performed by or under the supervision of a professional engineer who is registered in New York.
Why The Law Exists
It was created to ensure the safety of both the workers and patrons that utilize parking
structures. With routine inspections and maintenance, all New York parking structures will have minimal delamination, spalling, rust, and cracking. This drastically reduces any risk of collapse and even extends the life of parking garages, creating cost-savings in the long run.
In order to effectively organize the inspections of all existing parking structures, the law identifies tiered dates in which certain structures must be inspected by. Depending on the date your structure was built, you may need an inspection by October 2019, 2020, or 2021.
Effective August 29, 2018, an initial condition assessment is required following the construction of a new parking structure. The assessment must be performed prior to being issued a certificate of occupancy or compliance.
Determine Your Inspection Date
“As of August 29, 2018, owners and operators of parking garages must comply with a requirement to have Condition Assessments of their parking garages completed a minimum of every three years.” Section 1202.4 of Title 19 NYCRR
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