NYC Local Law 126
How does Local Law 126 affect NYC parking structures?
LL126 will require owners of parking structures to have their garages inspected every six years, and to file a report with inspection results to the the Department of Buildings.
The first two-year inspection cycle (1.1.2022 - 12.31.2023) will cover Manhattan Community Districts 1-7.
Inspections and reports must be conducted by a Qualified Parking Structures Inspector (QPSI).
QPSI’s will create an annual observation checklist during the initial assessment prescribing baseline inspection items to be assessed annually or at more frequent intervals by or on behalf of the parking structure owner.
Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023
Manhattan Community Districts 1 - 7
Jan 1, 2024 - Dec 31, 2025
Remainder of Manhattan & Brooklyn
Jan 1, 2026 - Dec 31, 2027
Bronx, Queens, Staten Island
Condition Assessment Breakdown
Nova NYS PE conducts inspection for evidence of deterioration
Nova NYS PE files report within 60 days of inspection
Garages are classified as:
Subsequent report within 6 years
Safe with repair and/or engineering monitoring
No immediate action required
Conditions monitored by PE
File amended report within 3 years
Must repair before next cycle
Immediate danger to safety
Must notify Owner, DOB, and file compliance report
Immediately remove unsafe condition(s) or safeguard area
Must correct unsafe condition in 90 days
Amended report within 2 weeks of report
What type of parking structures require inspection and reporting?
Buildings, or portions of a building, used for parking or storing motor vehicles, including space inside or under a building
Open parking garages and enclosed parking garages as defined in the NYC Building Code