Compliance Deadlines

Updates for 2021

What Isn’t? 

2020 has been a roller coaster of a year and while we hope 2021 will bring massive improvement, we must prepare for the unknown which means that throughout the year, deadlines & regulations may change based on the current situation. At Jaffa, we are committed to staying on top of all these changes and keeping you informed of them so you don’t have to be.

New Documents Required 

2020 saw several new signs required to be posted in your building including:

  • Facade Certifications from DOB NOW
  • Building Energy Efficiency Label (Benchmarking  Grades)

Coming Soon – Hurricane Evaucation Zone Notices (4.30.21)

Remote OATH Hearings 

As of January 2021, OATH offices are still closed and OATH hearings are still done remotely via the phone.  You must contact your OATH before an upcoming hearing date to provide evidence & confirm scheduling.

Your Compliance Calendar

January

15TH

  • Last day to distribute annual lead paint/window guard notices to residential tenants DOHMH/HPD
  • First deadline in 2021 to distribute Fire Safety Guides to residential tenants FDNY
  • Deadline to submit annual water tank inspection for 2020 calendar year DOHMH/HPD

31ST

  • BEST PRACTICE – Provide annual stove knob cover notices. This is a suggested date based on the start of the law & the timing of annual safety notice mailings HPD

February

15TH 

  • Legal deadline for new, renewal, and change requests for the 2021-22 Co-op/Condo abatement (closes on the 16th) DOF

16TH

  • Landlords must begin to make reasonable attempts to acquire lead paint/window guard information for non-responsive tenants as part of the annual safety notice mailings process DOHMH/HPD

21ST

  • FISP Cycle 9 Sub-Cycle 9B filing period opens (Blocks 0, 7, and 8). Sub-Cycle 9A
  • (4, 5, 6, 9) is already open DOB

March

1ST 

  • Notify DOHMH of all non-responsive tenants and attempts to acquire information as part of annual safety notice mailings process DOHMH/HPD

2ND 

  • Deadline to appeal Assessment to Tax Commission for Class 2, 3, and 4 properties DOF

15TH 

  • Deadline for property owner personal exemptions (STAR, DHE, DRIE, Veterans, Clergy, SCHE, SCRIE) DOF

16TH

  • Deadline to appeal Assessment to Tax Commission for Class 1 properties DOF

April

1ST

  • DHCR Registration begins in ARRO system (ends July 31st) DHCR

May

1ST 

  • Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report due for 2020 data (all covered buildings 25K square feet and up) DOB

31ST 

  • Last day of HPD Heat Season for 2020 – 2HPD

June

30TH

  • Extended deadline for LL 152 filings in Community Districts  2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 DOB

July

Relax, Take a swim, no deadlines this month

August

You Deserve a Summer Break.

No Deadlines this month.

September

1ST

  • Deadline for annual HPD registration. Required for multifamily residences (3+ units), designated residences, and hotels HPD

October

1ST

  • 2021 – 2022 Heat Season begins
  • New Building Energy Efficiency label available – replace existing label with latest score before Oct 31st HPD

November

1ST 

  • Deadline for annual cooling tower certification HPD

December

31ST

  • Final day to electronically file annual bedbug report for 11/1/20 – 10/31/21 HPD
  • Last day to file annual elevator and boiler inspections for 2021 cycle via DOB NOW: Safety DOB
  • Last day for annual lead paint inspections (LL 1) and allergen hazard inspections (LL 55) HPD
  • Last day to submit Local Law 87 EER for buildings due in 2021 (covered buildings list – 50K sq. Ft – with a last digit of “0” as the building’s tax block number) DOF
  • Last day to perform gas piping system inspections or submit certifications for Community Districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs DOB