Local Law 152 Made Simple

Local Law 152 requirements and updates

Beginning January 1, 2020, gas piping systems in all commercial buildings and residential buildings (3 family and above), must be inspected by a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP), or a qualified individual working under the supervision of an LMP, once every four years.

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FAQ - Local Law 152 

When is my first inspection due?

Local Law 152 Inspection Due Dates

Inspections are organized by Community Districts – not boroughs.
January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 Community Districts 1, 3, and 10 in all boroughs
 January 1, 2021  – December 31, 2021  Community Districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs
 January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022  Community Districts 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16 in all boroughs
 January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023   Community Districts 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17 in all boroughs
How do I find what group I am in?

Find Your Community Group

Inspections are organized by Community Districts – not boroughs. 


To locate your community district please visit the NYC.GOV Community Profiles page.


https://communityprofiles.planning.nyc.gov/

What if I don't have a gas piping system?

Obtaining A Local Law 152 Exemption

  • Buildings without gas piping are required to prove they do not contain a gas piping system in order to get an exemption from having your gas piping inspected. You also may need to provide a certificate of occupancy.
  • A registered design professional needs to file a certification verifying no gas piping exists in your building.
  • The exemption needs to be reinstated every four years, the same as the inspections themselves.
What are the penalties for non-compliance?

Civil Penalties for non-compliance with Local Law 152

  • Failure to comply with Local Law 152 may result in a civil penalty of up to $10,000.00. 
  • If you receive a penalty you have up to 30 days to fight it and present proof that the penalty does not apply to you.
How long do I have to make repairs?

Local Law 152 inspection, repair, and reporting timelines

If the inspection certification submitted to DOB indicates minor corrections are needed, the owner must submit an Inspection Certification (within 120 days). It must be signed and sealed by the LMP who conducted the inspection and it must clearly state that the corrections have been made.

An additional 60 days may be requested to address major issues ( for a total of 180 days).

If gas service is interrupted, all repairs must be completed and certified prior to the re-establishment of gas service.

How much does an inspection cost?

Local Law 152 Inspection Pricing

For Brooklyn, NY our standard rate is $750.00 for buildings with 10 units or less.

Additional units are $15.00 per unit.


However, pre-Inspections are highly recommended which are $300.00 for buildings with 10 units or less.


Rates for Local Law 152 inspections throughout the Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx vary.


Please call us for more information at 888-566-QUIX

How often are inspections required?

Periodic Local Law Inspections Are Due Every 4 years

Initial inspections are scheduled in either 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023 and your second inspection will be due four years from your initial inspection respectively. The initial inspections are organized according to your community district and have been divided into four groups.

See the chart below for the initial schedule
January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 Community Districts 1, 3, and 10 in all boroughs
 January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021  Community Districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs
 January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022  Community Districts 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16 in all boroughs
 January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023  Community Districts 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17 in all boroughs
What happens if the utility company shuts off my gas?

Gas Leaks And Hazardous Or abnormal operating conditions

A Licensed Master Plumber must make the required repairs and subsequently 

  • File for a permit with the DOB
  • Pressure test the system to find any leaks.
  • Make required repairs.
  • Pressure test the system to confirm system integrity after repairs.
  • Arrange for and be present at a DOB physical inspection which will include a pressure test.
  • Obtain gas authorization, complete any required utility paperwork, and arrange for gas turn-on.
Does the plumber who identifies hazardous conditions during an inspection need to be the plumber who makes the repairs?

The Same LMP Has To Perform All Inspections

You can use any properly qualified plumber to make the repairs. 

However, the repairs must be certified by the plumber who performed the original inspection.

My inspection date is in year 2, 3 or 4, should I schedule a pre-inspection?

A Local Law 152 Pre-inspection Is Highly Recommended

  • An advance inspection will not meet the DOB issued filing requirements and an LL152 inspection conducted within the prescribed timeframe for your building will still be required.
  • However performing an inspection in advance will help you prepare and budget for repairs that may need to be required.
What exactly does Local Law 152 state?

Periodic Inspection of Gas Piping Systems Requirements

For more information on inspections and reporting view the service notice by clicking here

How do I find out more information about Local Law 152?

Have More questions about Local Law 152? 

For more information on inspections and reporting visit the FAQ section of the DOB's website 

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/pdf/ll152of2016_faq.pdf

Does LL152 apply to me?

Who exactly does LL152 apply to?

This applies to all buildings that are 10 years old or older with three or more family units.

This also applies to all commercial buildings or buildings that have commercial units that are 10 years or older (regardless of size). 

For example, if you have a single-family unit on the second floor, with commercial space below LL152 applies even though it's only two units.

Buildings less than 10 years old are exempt and will need a LL152 inspection 10 years after their first gas permit was issued.

Quix Tips

If an issue is discovered during an inspection it must be reported to the DOB. Therefore, we recommend scheduling a pre-inspection first, which costs less than half of a LL152 inspection.

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Know Your Community District

 Inspections dates go by community district

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