No-Penalty Deck and Retaining Wall Inspection Program

Posted on July, 27 2018

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It’s that time again!  We wanted to take a moment to remind all our  friends that the Department of Buildings  is in the middle of its eighth annual No-Penalty Deck and Retaining Wall Inspection Program first covered here.

Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that such their property is maintained in a safe condition at all times.  The program allows for a property’s outdoor spaces to be enjoyed with the peace of mind of having your deck, porch, or retaining wall inspected with no cost to the owner.
To participate in the program, call 311 between now and August 31st and request a free, no-penalty visual inspection of your property’s decks, porches and retaining walls.  Inspectors will inspect such structures to see if they have been maintained in compliance with the building code and notify the owners of any hazardous conditions requiring repairs. The inspectors/DOB will withhold issuing violations for a time to allow for the homeowner to make the necessary repairs.
For more information on the program see: DOB Press Release
For information on decks and porches, click here.
For information on retaining walls, click here.