Cracked leaning parapet wall
Cracked brickwork
loose mortar

The Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP)

The Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) mandates that buildings greater than 6 stories must have their exterior walls inspected every 5 years. When completed, the findings must be filed with the NYC Department of Buildings. Only a NYS Licensed professional engineer or registered Architect can file these reports. And, they must meet the requirements of Administrative Code and 1 RCNY §103-04, It is noted that the NYC Department of Buildings.

FISP reports are filed with one of three types of filing classifications as follows:

  1. Safe
  2. Safe with a Repair and Maintenance
  3. Unsafe

Building owners who fail to file a report, within the specified filing period, are subject to monthly penalties until an acceptable report is filed and approved by the NYC Department of Buildings. The chart below illustrates the two-year filing periods for the three (3) sub-cycles filing periods for the 9th Cycle.

Sub-cycle  Last Digit of Block Number Filing Period
9A 4, 5, 6, or 9 02/21/2020 – 02/21/2022
9B 0, 7, or 8 02/21/2021 – 02/21/2023
9C 1, 2, or 3 02/21/2022 – 02/21/2024