Local Law 152 Inspection

Explanation & Requirments

Local Law 152

Mandatory Inspection in gas piping systems, every 4 years, for all buildings

Starting January 1, 2020, Local Law 152 Inspection requires that all exposed gas lines from point of entry of gas piping into a building, including building service meters, up to the individual tenant spaces are to be inspected. Building gas piping system, must be inspected by a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP), or a qualified individual working under the direct and continuing supervision of an LMP. Local Law 152 requires gas piping inspection a minimum once every four years.

The inspector will perform the inspection and submit the Inspection Certification within 30 days. The certification must be submitted to the DOB no later than 60 days after the inspection date. If the Inspection Certification is not submitted within 60 days of the building’s inspection date, the inspection will need to be performed again.

Buried piping and buildings classified in occupancy group R-3, does not require inspection.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

During the first 4-year cycle all buildings in NYC require an inspection. Exemptions are provided for single and two-family dwellings.

LL152 requires all exposed gas piping from point of entry of gas piping into the building, including building services meters, and all gas piping in public spaces, hallways, corridors, and mechanical and boiler rooms, up to individual tenant spaces (not including gas piping within apartments).

Buildings without gas service require professional certification that gas is not being used in the building.

Local Law 152 NYC Compliance Schedule
Filing Period Community District / All Boroughs
January 1,2020 – December 31, 2020 / Districts: 1, 3 and 10
January 1,2021 – December 31, 2021 / Districts: 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18
January 1,2022 – December 31, 2022 / Districts: 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16
January 1,2023 – December 31, 2023 / Districts: 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17

YES! Failure to file an Inspection Certification ahead of the due date can result in a civil penalty of $10,000.

120 days from the date of inspection for minor issues. For major issues, an additional 60 days may be requested for a total of 180 days. Repairs must be completed and certified prior to the re-establishment of gas service.

For more FAQs regarding Local Law 152 Inspection download the FAQ sheet from NYC Building Department, HERE.

Download the NYC Building Department’s Local Law 152 Inspection Official Service Notice, HERE.

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