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The Housing Maintenance Code (contained in the NYC Administrative Code), Multiple Dwelling Law, and the Rules of the City of New York require signage to be posted at buildings, documents to be filed with HPD, and notices to be provided by property owners to tenants. Below is an overview of some of these requirements. For more information about what is required, see the laws that are referenced and the Rules of the City of New York. This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice or as a statement of the law. You may wish to consult with an attorney.
The owner should provide a frame that is properly able to accommodate a 6" x 9" inspection visit card. The frame should be posted 48-62 inches above the floor. If a mailbox exists, the frame should be posted at or near the mailbox. If there is no mailbox in the vestibule, the owner should select a suitable accessible location in the vestibule or entranceway of the building for the frame. The HPD inspector who visits the premises will provide the inspection card. If the top portion of the card is not completed, the owner must fill in top portion of
HMC § 27-2033 Post name and location of person with keys to boiler room: An owner must post the name and location of the person with the key to the boiler room on notices approved by HPD. One notice should be posted conspicuously in the lobby and another should be posted on the entrance door of the boiler room..
The owner must post a sign indicating the floor number on each floor ( the best to get the floor sign set)
HMC § 27-2053 Post janitor name/address: Post sign with the name of the janitor or housekeeper with their address, apartment number and telephone number at entrance of building.
HMC § 27-2045 -Post notice regarding smoke detectors: Post smoke detector requirements in a form approved by HPD at or near mailboxes. View Sample Notice - Smoke Detectors for smoke detectors only or Sample Notice - Combined Notice for smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors and gas leak notice. Section 12-12.1 of Chapter 12 of Title 28 of the Rules of the City of New York describes conditions under which a combined notice may be used
HMC § 27-2046.1 Post carbon monoxide detector notice- Post a carbon monoxide detecting device requirement notice in a form approved by HPD in a common area. View Sample Notice - Carbon Monoxide Detectors for carbon monoxide detector notice only or Sample Notice - Combined Notice for smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors and gas leak notice. Section 12-12.1 of Chapter 12 of the Rules of the City of new York describes conditions under which a combined notice may be used.
HMC § 27-2051.1-Disaster Response Signage: Owners of residential dwellings where at least one unit is not occupied by the owner are required to post a temporary notice with all of the emergency information contained in HPD’s sample notice in the common area of the building:
prior to the arrival of a weather emergency after a natural disaster after being informed that a utility outage will last for more than 24 hours.
For more information about disaster responses click here.
NYC Admin. Code § 26-1103 Housing Information Guide Notice: Post a notice about the availability of a housing information guide for tenants and owners in a conspicuous place within view of the area in the multiple dwelling to which mail is delivered. More information on this requirement and a sample sign can be found on our
A sign containing the serial number assigned to the building by HPD should be posted in the building’s entrance hall. The sign should also include the building’s street address, and information about the superintendent, janitor, or housekeeper of the building. For full details of what is required for this sign, see §25-81 of Chapter 25 of Title 28 of the Rules of the City of New York
Post sign on the entrance to the building. The Sign should be posted 48-62 inches above the floor. If a mailbox exists, the sign should be posted at or near the mailbox. If there is no mailbox in the vestibule, the owner should select a suitable accessible location in the vestibule or entrance way of the building for the Sign. It is advised to put a sign at on an inside entrance door for each apartment.
For more information about what is required, see the laws that are referenced and the Rules of the City of New York. This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice or as a statement of the law. You may wish to consult with an attorney.
HMC § 27-2005-Post gas leak notice:Local Law 153 of 2016 requires the owner of a dwelling to provide tenants with a notice regarding procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected. The information must be provided by: delivering such notice to each tenant and prospective tenant of such dwelling (all tenant-occupied units, including 1- and 2- family homes) with the lease or lease renewal form for such tenant or prospective tenant AND posting and maintaining a notice in a common area of the building. The required format for the sign is described in Section 12-11 of Chapter 12 of Title 28of the Rules of the City of New York. Section 12-12.1 of Chapter 12 of Title 28 of the Rules of the City of new York describes conditions under which a combined notice may be used, combining notice of suspected gas leak procedures with notice for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. View Sample Notice - Suspected Gas Leak for suspected gas leak only or Sample Notice - Combined Notice for smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors and gas leak notice
12) COMBINED GAS LEAK, SMOKE DETECOR, AND CARBON MONOXIDE NOTICE – “COMBINED 3 in 1” -NEW SIGN EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 18 2017
Effective October 18, 2017, the HPD added a new section to Chapter 12 of Title 28 of the Rules of the City of New York, allowing owners to post a single notice that incorporates the 3 new notices for gas leaks, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide alarms. This single notice may be used instead of a separate notice for each of the newly amended notice categories (smoke, carbon, gas) CLICK HERE and look at pages 9,10 of 12 to view the new section of the law.
13) HMC 27-2005- Notice of Interruption of Services: Under Local Law 47 of 2015, the owner of a multiple dwelling must post a notice prior to making repairs, or performing other work, that will cause an interruption of any heat, hot water, cold water, gas or electricity service expected to last for two or more hours. The notice must be publicly posted at least twenty-four hours before the interruption of such service is expected to commence and must remain posted until such interruption ends. The notice must be posted in English and in Spanish and must be updated as needed
14)Post sign for garbage collection - HMC § 27-2022
If there is no 24 hour dumbwaiter service an owner must post a sign in the building lobby indicating the current hours and method of garbage collection. The sign should be enclosed in plastic or in a frame to prevent vandalism or tampering.
15) Max. occupancy in rooms HMC § 27-2075
Hotel and Class B rooming unit rooms are required to have a sign indicating maximum occupancy posted inside the unit.
The official NYC HPD signage information Guide