Reminder: NYC Required Postings And Signage

Coming towards the end of the year, it’s the perfect time to take stock in what NYC required postings and signage need to be updated, replaced, or added at your properties.

While this isn’t an exhaustive list – requirements vary based on property type, size, and more – it’s a great place to start and ensure your residents are informed, and your property is safe from violations. You can also visit HPD’s site for a long list of signage requirements and samples.

Click on the title below for more information about each requirement:

Facade Certifications
Owners are now required to post the building’s most recent FISP Exterior Wall certificate (status) in the lobby or vestibule within 30 days of receiving it. The signatory/QEWI can do this via DOB Now Safety, by accessing the TR6 tab and selecting Action > Print Wall Certificate for your desired address. Failure to post may result in a $500 penalty. If you have questions, connect with your QEWI/facade consultants ASAP.
Energy Efficiency Labels (Benchmarking Grades)
Energy Efficiency Labels (basically, Benchmarking grades) must be posted in covered buildings. Not sure if that’s your property? Check out our previous post for more details. Labels can be printed from the DOB NOW Public Portal, and must be updated each year in October. New labels are made available on October 1st, and must be posted by October 31st. Failure to post may result in a $1,250 penalty.
Hurricane Signage
R2 buildings/occupancies within a hurricane zone are required to post Notices within the building including details on evacuation and evacuation centers. To find your building’s zone, click here. Once you know your zone, you’ll be able to print and post the required poster, found here.
Gas Leak Notice
Procedures outlining what should happen when a gas leak is suspected – sample here. You can also combine this notice with the Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detector notice (view the sample here).
Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Notices
Class A multiple dwellings are required to post both at or near mailboxes. See the Gas Leak Notice link for a combined posting on one sheet.
Housing Information Guide
Posting explaining the availability of the ABCs of Housing Guide for residents, sample shown here.
Annual Bedbug Report Filing Receipt
Owners are required to either post this or provide it to tenants upon commencement of a new lease or with each renewal. The receipt notifies tenants of bedbug infestation history within the building, per the filing submitted here. A brochure about general bed bug safety and best practices must also be posted or distributed.
Fire Safety Notice
Reminder that in addition to being posted on the backs of apartment entrance doors (with additional, new requirements!), Notices must be posted in the lobby or common area depending on your building type – combustible (here) or non-combustible (here).
Close the Door Signs
Local Law 115 requires these on the public hallway side of stairwell doors, as well as in building lobbies. Find a sample sign here.

If the property is undergoing construction:

Safe Construction Bill of Rights
The Safe Construction Bill of Rights (here) is required for a number of construction-related scenarios, including work permits beyond minor alterations or ordinary repairs, emergency work permits, or new buildings immediately upon application for a TCO. It must also be distributed per the rules. Must be posted in English and also “made available in Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Korean, and Russian, as necessary” – find samples in all languages here.
Tenant Protection Plan
This document must be prepared and posted “for buildings in which one or more dwelling units will be occupied during alteration, construction, or demolition.” Work permits won’t be issued without an approved TPP, and TPPs can apply to “almost all job filings”, per the DOB. Learn how to submit one as part of the jobs and permits process, and print the respective Occupant Notice here.
Interruption of Services
You must post this notice at least 24 hours before work commences that will cause interruption of heat, hot water, cold water, gas, or electricity that’s expected to last for two or more hours. It must be in English and Spanish – view a sample here.

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