IS YOUR BUILDING A HIGH-RISE?
In 1995, the City of Boston passed an ordinance amending Municipal Code section 9-9.12 to mandate periodic exterior wall inspection. Occupied buildings over seventy feet tall, or those classified as “high-rise,” must undergo inspection of all building faces every five years. Unoccupied buildings over 35,000 sf must be evaluated annually.
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Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD)
Established in 1981, the ISD administers the facade ordinance program.
City of Boston Municipal Code (CBC), section 9-9.12
Rules for “Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances of Buildings Requiring Periodic Inspection.”