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DOB Announces Amnesty for FISP Inspections Deadline Extended for Buildings That Failed to File

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The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) has announced an Amnesty Program for building owners who failed to file a Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) report in the 8th Cycle, which ended on February 21, 2020. While most construction work in New York state has shut down due to Governor Cuomo's 'New York State on Pause' Executive Order during the current COVID-19 outbreak, FISP inspections are considered essential work because their purpose is public safety. 

Under the program, non-compliant owners can administratively close their 8th Cycle filing requirement by filing a 9th Cycle report between June 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020.

Key Points

  • The amnesty program is only available to building owners who failed to file their 8th Cycle FISP report.

  • Non-compliant owners may file their reports during the June 1 to August 31, 2020 amnesty period regardless of their official 9th cycle filing period (which is based on the last digit of the building's block number). 

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