Building Managers, Office Managers, Business Owners and Contractors

Building Managers, Office Managers, Business Owners and Contractors

By Andrew J. Pisani

The start of the new year always triggers one thing – the expiration of annual permits.  These permits have a way of being over-looked, and it’s never a good idea to rely on the various City Agencies to send a reminder or annual bill on time. Please look all your annual permits now and get a jump on the renewal process for 2016.

2016 Permit Checklist:

1)    Public assembly permits including the renewal of you Flame Spread Affidavits for all fabric

2)    Compressor/HVAC permits

3)    Canopy

4)    Marquees

5)    Business signage & billboards

6)    Department of Health permits for restaurants

7)    Fire Department permits for sprinkler and standpipe,  fuel storage, & emergency generator

8)    All FDNY Certificate of Fitness licenses. This includes fire pumps, sprinkler/stand-pipe,  generators, fire safety director, residential sprinkler and smoke detectors (building managers, check your staff)

9)    DEP annual permits for your premises known as the “Right To Know Annual Inventory Report” for all hazardous material stored on the premises such  as but not limited to: paint/lacquer, paint thinners and turpentine, ammonium based products, benzene, compressed gas  motor oil, gasoline, etc. (Whether you are a large office building with your own maintenance department, or a dry cleaners or a funeral home, if hazardous material are stored, it needs to be reported.)

10) DEP for boilers, RPZ, Backflow preventers

11) Annual boilers & elevators

12) Liquor license

13) Façade reports

14) Contractor insurance and Safety Registration

15) Ansul systems

16) Fire extinguishers

17) HPD owners registration

18) Energy Audits and Benchmarking

The list is obviously extensive, so starting the year by reviewing everything is a quick way to stay on top of your portfolio of permits. Now is the time to renew them – not after you receive a violation because they expired.

Get a jump on this, and let’s work together to make 2016 another successful year.