Hoffmann Architects


New York City – Local Law 11


New York City – Local Law 11 / Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP)

Prompted by the death of a Barnard College student struck by falling masonry, Local Law 10 of 1980 instituted periodic inspections of street-facing exterior walls.  In 1998, Local Law 11 (LL11) tightened regulations to include all faces of buildings six or more stories.In 2008, the City of New York adopted rule amendments that made further changes to the facade inspection process.  Staggered filing cycles aim to better negotiate the 12,500 buildings covered by the law, with more stringent reporting rules to further improve public safety.

Hoffmann Architects has performed Local Law 11 FISP inspections for hundreds of buildings.

Each cycle, owners and managers look to us to guide them comfortably through the Local Law 11 facade inspection, repair, and filing process.  Shouldn’t you?


Fact Sheet on NYC Local Law 11 / Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP)

LinkedIn Page: NYC Local Law 11 FISP Resources

New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB)

NYC DOB Facade Safety Program Guide

DOB NOW: Safety Resource Page

eFiling Electronic System – Required for facade reporting

News Bulletin 8/16: Required Electronic Filing Beginning Fall 2016

News Bulletin 4/16: NYC Department of Buildings Spring 2016 Update

News Bulletin 2/14: Balcony and Railing Report Requirements

News Bulletin 1/11: Changes to Facade Inspection Rule Beginning in Cycle 7

Local Law 11 of 1998
Updates the code rule established by Local Law 10 of 1980, requiring periodic facade inspections.

Local Law 38 of 2007
Further revises the code rule set forth in Local Law 11 of 1998 and establishes staggered sub-cycles.

Rules of the City of New York, section 103-04
Facade inspection and filing requirements, effective January 28, 2011 (formerly section 32-03).


Request for Services