Owners of NYC buildings that require cyclical façade inspections and reports under the FISP rule, must retain a Qualified Exterior Wall Inspector (QEWI: Registered Architect or Professional Engineer) to conduct, oversee and document such inspections, and to prepare and file the FISP technical report.
To avoid penalties, these FISP reports must be filed with NYC DOB within specific 2-year filing windows, depending on the sub-cycle under which the building is classified.
These sub-cycles group buildings according to the last digit of the block number in which they are located.
from February 21, 2020 to February 21, 2024
from February 21, 2020 to February 21, 2022 - CLOSED
for buildings located within blocks ending in 4, 5, 6 or 9
from February 21, 2020 to February 21, 2023 - CLOSED
for buildings located within blocks ending in 0, 7 or 8
from February 21, 2022 to February 21, 2024 - CURRENT
for buildings located within blocks ending in 1, 2 or 3
FISP Façade Conditions Classification - According to Rules of New York City 1 RCNY 103-04
A condition along a building façade that is hazardous to persons or property and requires repair within one year. In addition, any condition that was reported as SWARMP in the previous cycle report and that has not been corrected, must be reported as unsafe
Safe With A Repair and Maintenance Program is a condition along a building façade that is safe at the time of inspection, but requires repairs or maintenance during the next five years, but not less than one year, in order to prevent its deterioration into an unsafe condition
A condition along a building façade not requiring repair or maintenance to ensure the structural integrity of the exterior of the building, and that will not become unsafe during the next five years