Beginning January 1, 2020, gas piping systems in all buildings, except for buildings classified in occupancy group R-3, must be inspected by a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP), or a qualified individual working under the direct and continuing supervision of a LMP, at least once every four years according to the schedule set out in 1 RCNY §103-10.
Date Range for Inspection Buildings in Community Districts
January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020* 1, 3 and 10 in all boroughs
January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021* 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs
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 * and no later than December 31 within every fourth calendar year thereafter
NOTE: Get information about your NYC Community District.
Portable Combustible Gas Detection Devices
A list of acceptable combustible gas indicator (CGI) devices approved by the New York State Department of Public Service to be used for inside leakage surveys in New York can be found here.
Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report Within 30 days of the inspection, the licensed master plumber must provide to the building owner a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report showing the results of the inspection. The licensed master plumber must use the Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report form (GPS1) available on the Department’s website.
Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification
Within 60 days of the inspection, the owner must submit to the Department a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification signed and sealed by the licensed master plumber who conducted or supervised the inspection. Currently, no filing fee will be charged for submission of inspection certifications required by 1 RCNY §103-10.
- The LMP must use the Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification form (GPS2) available on the Department’s website. build safe│live safe nyc.gov/buildings LL152 of 2016: Periodic Inspection of Gas Piping Systems Required Page 2
- If the Inspection Certification submitted to the Department indicates that conditions requiring correction were identified in the Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Report submitted to the owner, the owner must submit to the Department, within 120 days of the inspection, an Inspection Certification signed and sealed by the licensed master plumber who conducted the inspection, stating that the conditions have been corrected.
- If the Inspection Certification submitted to the Department indicated that additional time was needed to correct the condition(s) identified in the Inspection Report, the owner must submit, within 180 days of the inspection, an Inspection Certification signed and sealed by a licensed master plumber stating that all conditions have been corrected.
- Correction of conditions identified in the Inspection Report must be performed in compliance with the NYC Construction Codes, including obtaining any required work permits.
Buildings with No Gas Piping
Owners of buildings that do not contain gas piping must submit to the Department a Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certification, signed and sealed by a registered design professional, stating that such building contains no gas piping. This Inspection Certification must be submitted once every four years by the end of the inspection date range for the community district in which the building is located.
All Gas Piping System Periodic Inspection Certifications must be submitted to the Department through the online certification submission portal located on the Department’s website. Access to the submission portal will be available prior to the commencement of the 2020 filing period.
Failure to file an Inspection Certification before the applicable due date may result in a civil penalty of $10,000.00.
Building owners are required to keep on file for ten years all reports and certifications described in 1 RCNY §103-10 and make them available to the Department upon request.
Unsafe or Hazardous Conditions If an inspection reveals any unsafe or hazardous condition(s), the licensed master plumber must immediately notify the building owner, the utility providing gas service to the building, and the Department. The building owner must take immediate action to correct the condition(s) in compliance with the New York City Construction Codes and any required permits.