Let HBNY Plumbing & Heating Perform Your LL152 Inspection

The experts at HBNY Plumbing & Heating can handle your NYC LL152 inspection needs. We will help keep your buildings in compliance and safe for your residents.


You Can’t Afford to Ignore the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

“Failure to file an Inspection Certification before the applicable due date may result in a civil penalty of $5,000.00.”

Local Law 152 inspections can be a nightmare for property owners. Finding an affordable Licensed Master Plumber to examine your gas pipes in time to meet the district deadlines and avoid penalties is a challenge.

The results of your inspection may bring more issues like expensive repairs or lost tenants if your building has even a short shutdown.

Thankfully, you can depend on HBNY Plumbing & Heating to handle all your LL152 inspection needs. We will guide you through the process to avoid any unnecessary business disruptions.

While the new law can be a pain for property owners and managers, it is critical to keep your tenants safe. Our thorough inspection services will give you and your residents peace of mind.

Harry Bikos

Licensed Master Plumber (LMP #2503)

I’m the founder and managing partner of HBNY Plumbing & Heating.

At a young age, I found plumbing systems fascinating and learned a lot about the trade from my father, as he was a big role model in my life.

I eventually followed my father’s footsteps by becoming a first-generation Licensed Master Plumber after 17 years in the trade.

Plumbing and heating systems are an integral part of enhancing the quality of all of our lives. To this day, I still get a lot of satisfaction out of helping homeowners and property management companies get their systems back in working order.

With deep roots in the New York City area, I attended Queensborough Community College and now live with my wife and french bulldog in Connecticut.

I love going on walks with my wife and dog, spending time with friends and family, and working on personal development by attending seminars and listening to audiobooks.

Personal growth is everything to me. It allows me to be the best man I can be for my wife, friends, and clients.

I look forward to serving you.


Harry Bikos

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Questions About LL152 Inspections?

Below Are Some Common Questions About Local Law 152 Inspections and Compliance

NYC Local Law 152 mandates gas piping inspection in certain buildings. While it is not required for every structure, it applies to about 280,000. This large number is part of the reason building owners must schedule their inspections quickly.

The city passed LL152 in 2016, but it was not implemented until 2019. Check here for the 2016 version or here for the 2019 update.

The NYC Department of Buildings did not adopt the law until its final version in 2019. Inspections under the law began in 2020. Each city district is on a four-year rotation. Every building impacted will have had its first inspection by the end of 2023.

Every building except those in the R-3 group (residential buildings with two or fewer families) must receive a Local Law 152 gas inspection.

The city is following a four-year rotation based on districts. Inspections must happen according to the following schedule:

  • Districts 1, 3, and 10: Inspections are required from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.
  • Districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18: Inspections are required from January 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
  • Districts 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16: Inspections run from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.
  • Districts 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17: Inspections run from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023.

Note that this schedule applies to districts in all boroughs.

After the initial LL152 inspection, buildings will be on a four-year rotation. The first inspection due date is December 31 of the mandated year. In subsequent inspections, your due date is based on the date of the first inspection. If your first inspection was on June 30, 2022, your next due date will be June 30, 2026. You cannot schedule your inspection more than 60 days before your due date.

According to subsection § 28-318.3.1 Inspection entity, “inspections of gas piping systems shall be conducted on behalf of the building owner by a licensed master plumber or by an individual under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed master plumber, with appropriate qualifications as prescribed by department rule.”

Property owners with buildings in multiple districts may hope to consolidate the inspection schedule. Unfortunately, the DOB does not make exceptions to its scheduling rules. You will need to arrange an inspection based on the district schedule. This timing will continue in ensuing rotations.

Even if your building does not have a gas piping system, it must still comply with the law. Owners of such buildings will not need an inspection, but they must obtain a certificate from a registered design professional attesting that the building has no gas piping.

LL152 requires an examination of all exposed piping from the building’s point of entry. The inspector will check piping in boiler rooms and at service meters. Gas piping in public spaces such as hallways will also be examined. An LL152 inspection does not cover gas pipes in living areas or apartments except for owner-occupied units.

Building owners who do not submit an inspection form could receive a civil penalty of $5,000. If you submitted your form on time, you have 30 days from the violation date to provide proof.

To avoid penalties, property owners must follow the DOB timeline for LL152 inspections and corrections.

  1. Inspection by a Licensed Master Plumber must happen on or before the due date.
  2. The inspector will provide the results of the examination within 30 days of the inspection. The report will provide the findings of the inspections as well as any necessary follow-up actions.
  3. No more than 60 days from the inspection, you must submit your LL152 forms to the NYC DOB. Your Licensed Master Plumber must sign and seal the forms as proof of inspection.
  4. No more than 120 from the inspection date, you must provide certification of the completion of any required corrections. The Licensed Master Plumber who carried out the initial inspection must sign and seal these forms.
  5. The DOB may grant an extension of up to 180 days from the inspection if corrections require more time.
  6. Building owners must retain records of certifications and reports for 10 years.

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