Omnia Mechanical Group

571 Timpson Place Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: 212-534-2500

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An Overview of NYC DOB Regulations Relating to Boilers

If you own or manage a property in New York City, there are certain requirements you must meet regarding your boiler. Failure to follow the laws pertaining to your boiler can result in stiff penalties. Here’s what you need to know about boiler registration, boiler inspection, gas piping inspection, and Department of Buildings (DOB) boiler violations.

Boiler Registration

More than 350,000 BTUs

If you have a commercial boiler with an output of 350,000 BTUs per hour, it must be registered with the city. There are two categories for registration: 350,000 BTUs to 2.8 million BTUs per hour and 2.8 million BTUs per hour and above. Anything greater than 4.2 million BTUs per hour (some large physical plants) requires a separate certification process. Boiler registration is triennial, or once every three years.

You can be fined for not complying with registration rules, which were created to help monitor New York City’s air quality. Be aware that fines can add up, and they may show up in property searches for a building you are trying to sell. Calray Boilers is here to help. Call today for us to complete the triennial registration for your boiler.

Boiler Inspection

Low-pressure boilers

Low-pressure boilers in these categories must have their boilers inspected annually by a qualified installer licensed by the Department of Buildings (DOB) or by an authorized boiler insurance company:

  • residential buildings with six or more families
  • commercial and mixed-use buildings, regardless of boiler BTU capacity (has both commercial and 1-5 residential units)
  • any residential buildings classified as a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) dwelling

The inspection report should be filed with DOB NOW: Safety within 14 days of completion. Otherwise, DOB boiler violations can accrue fines of $50 per month, per boiler. Boiler reports submitted after the filing period will be considered expired and assessed a $1,000 penalty (it is possible, but difficult, to obtain a waiver).

Property owners have 90 days to correct any defects, and another report must be filed, or an extension must be requested via the Department of Buildings according to their 45-day rule (you may have two extensions).

High-pressure boilers

High-pressure boilers must undergo both internal and external inspections, ideally about six months apart. These inspections can only be performed by an authorized insurance company. The report filing process and penalties are the same as for low-pressure boilers, but inspectors must give a 10-day notification to DOB prior to performing the initial inspection.

With both types of boilers, any life-threatening situations uncovered via inspections must be reported to the DOB within 24 hours.

Gas Piping Inspection

Local Law 152

All R-3 dwellings, besides one- and two-family homes, must have their gas piping inspected every four years, according to Local Law 152. This includes all exposed areas of gas piping, such as your gas meters, public spaces, and your boiler room. This is where DOB boiler violations can become really punitive; fines of up to $10,000 for noncompliance may be assessed because gas piping is such an important safety issue.

These are the steps for a gas piping inspection:

  1. A licensed master plumber (LMP) conducts the inspection.
  2. After the inspection, the property owner is sent a GPS1 Gas Piping Periodic Inspection Report within 30 days.
  3. The property owner then files a GPS2 Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification online, completed by the LMP, within 60 days of the inspection via the DOB dedicated portal.
  4. If your property fails the inspection, you must complete a Certificate of Correction within 120 days of the initial inspection.
  5. If you need more than 120 days to fix any problems, you can request an additional 60 days, provided you do this at the time of filing your GPS1 report.

The following is the DOB Local Law 152 inspection schedule for 2022 and the next two years:

Date Range for Inspections Buildings in Community Districts
January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16 in all boroughs
January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17 in all boroughs
January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024 1, 3 and 10 in all boroughs

Districts 2,5,7, 13, and 18 should have had inspections done by June 30th of 2022, a six-month extension due to delays and pandemic staffing shortages in 2021. To find your district, check with the Department of City Planning online.

Keeping track of all these requirements and making sure you’re in compliance can be confusing, especially if you’re new to property management or ownership. Calray Boilers is happy to help you sort everything out, so you know your property is covered. We can also perform regular maintenance on your boiler system, which helps ensure you’ll pass all inspections the first time around.

For our New York City clients, we often recommend using an annual service agreement to make sure you stay on top of everything and get priority service during our busy winter season. An annual service agreement also locks in price, so even if service becomes more expensive, you won’t experience a price hike.

To learn more or to schedule a service call on your boiler, call Calray Boilers today at 212-722-5506.


Our Privacy Policy

Omnia Mechanical Group(the “Company”) strives to ensure the highest standards for property listings and customer information privacy. Please review the following statement to learn about our company practices and policies. Please be aware that our Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time.

1. Purpose.

This Privacy Policy (“the Policy”) provides information on how the Company uses your personal information. By agreeing to the Policy, you agree to our collection and use of your personal information as described in the Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective for all new users of Sanitaryplumbing.com.

2. Personal Information.

You can browse some areas of Antler.nyc (“the Website”) without being a registered user. However, certain activities do require registration. (You consent to the transfer and storage of your information by registering with Antler.nyc). We may collect and store the following personal information:

  • Name, email, address, telephone number, and (depending on the service used), move-in dates;
  • Transactional information (such as lease terms, lease parties);
  • Computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, and traffic to and from the Website; and
  • Other information, including IP address and other web log information.

3. Use of Information.

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe and user-friendly experience. For example, the Company may use your personal information to:

  • Improve our services and the Website’s content and layout;
  • Provide the services and necessary customer support you request;
  • Resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • Track and record customer satisfaction with our services;
  • Protect the Company against error and fraud;
  • Inform you of special promotions and announcements;
  • Enforce our agreements, terms, conditions, and policies; and
  • As otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

We may occasionally ask you to complete optional surveys. These surveys are used to improve and customize your experience with Sanitaryplumbing.com.

The Company always provides you the ability to opt-out of further communication such as promotions and surveys; see the Opt-Out section below.

The Company does not share any of your personal information with outside organizations, companies, individuals, etc. The only exception to this standard is if such a disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to any and all legal processes.

4. Links to Other Sites.

The Website may have links to other websites that may collect personally identifiable information about you. The Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of the content of those linked websites.

5. Safety & Security Precautions.

The Website has strict security measures in place to protect you and your information from fraud. Once your information is provided to Antler Pump & Motor Corporation, we strive to ensure the confidentiality of your identity and information.

6. Opt-Out.

The Company provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving promotional and other non-essential, marketing-related communications from Antler Pump & Motor Corporation. If you would like to opt-out of these select communications, please see any of the Company’s email communications and follow the directions indicated.

7. Account Protection.

Your password ensures the security of your account. When choosing a password, the Company suggests using various characters. It is highly recommended that you do not disclose your Sanitaryplumbing.com password to anyone. (If you do disclose your password or your personal information with others, you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account.) If the security of your password is compromised for any reason, please contact the Company immediately.

8. Accuracy of Information

The Company does not guarantee the accuracy of information for any and all of its properties on the Website, and is not responsible for any errors or misrepresentations (made by Renters, the Client, or otherwise).

9. Cookies

The Company may place a small cookie on your computer’s hard drive. This allows us to personalize your use on the Website. In order to maximize the functionality and usability of the Website, you must set your browser’s preferences to allow both permanent and temporary cookies.

10. Changing Your Personal Information.

Should your personal information change, please immediately update your information on the Website. This will ensure the accuracy of our records. The Company does retain personal information from closed accounts in order to comply with law and collect and disburse any fees owed.

11. Third Parties

This Privacy Policy addresses only the use of information we collect from you. Since Antler.nyc does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties. It is advisable that you consult with the management of third parties before you disclose your personal information to others.

12. General

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on the Website. All amended terms are immediately effective after they are initially posted on the Website.

13. Privacy Policy Questions & Concerns

Questions and/or concerns regarding the Policy should be emailed to the following email address: info@omniagroup.nyc.