NYC Local Law 126 - Structural Workshop, LLC
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NYC Local Law 126

NYC has a Local Law which requires parking structures to be regularly inspected by a New York State Certified Professional Engineer.

As of January 2022, NYC Local Law 126 of 2021 (Intro No. 2261-A) will require owners of parking structures to hire a New York State licensed and registered professional engineer who is also a Qualified Parking Structures Inspector (QPSI) to inspect the structure at least once every six years and file a report with the Department of Buildings documenting the results of the inspection that include:
• buildings, or portions of a building, used for parking or storing motor vehicles, including space inside or under a building
• open parking garages and enclosed parking garages as defined in the NYC Building Code.

What is a QPSI?

A Qualified Parking Structures Inspectormust have a formal certification from the state of New York and have a minimum of 3 years of structural engineering experience, pertaining to parking structures:

Structural Design

Design of Structural Repairs

Inspection & Structural Evaluation

Forensic Structural Engineering Assessments

The QPSI must submit a report to the Department that meets, at a minimum, the criteria listed in 1 RCNY §103-13 within 60 days after completing the assessment. Applicable fees must be paid at time of submission.

When do I have to file?

Manhattan Community Districts 1-7
January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023

Remainder of Manhattan & Brooklyn
January 1, 2024- December 31, 2025

Bronx, Queens & Staten Island
January 1, 2027- December 31, 2027

If you have questions about NYC Local Law 126 or would like to schedule an inspection, please contact our office today at  [email protected] or 973-771-6970