How to Comply with DOB's Stricter Façade Inspection Requirements

Most owners know that NYC’s façade inspection safety program (FISP), formerly known as Local Law 11, requires periodic inspections of a building’s exterior façades. These inspection requirements were initiated in response to fatal injuries from falling masonry. Most recently, in December 2019, a pedestrian was fatally struck by falling building debris. In response, the DOB doubled its façade inspection staff and conducted a sweep of 1,331 façades previously deemed unsafe or cited for repairs, resulting in 220 violations.

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