Local Law 11-98 Work

NYC Façade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), otherwise known as Local Law 11 of 1998, is a façade inspection law requiring owners of buildings that are greater than six stories in height, including the basement but not the cellar, (as defined in the building code, regardless of the information in the Certificate of Occupancy) to engage a licensed architect or engineer, known for this purpose as QEWI (Qualified Exterior Wall Inspector) to perform a critical examination of the exterior of a building and all parts thereof to determine whether the exterior walls (façades) and the appurtenances thereto are either safe, unsafe, or safe with a repair and maintenance program (SWARMP) and whether, in the judgment of a QEWI, they require remedial work.

Each Cycle is five years. Currently, we are in Cycle 8 which started in February 21, 2015 and ends in February 2020. The filing window without a penalty is February 21, 2017 - February 21, 2019 depending on the last digit of the block number. Properties with SWARMP conditions in the Cycle 7 Façade Report must follow the report's repair recommendations and complete them before filing for Cycle 8.

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