CHANGE TO HEAT REGULATIONS BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2017
Beginning October 1, 2017, pursuant to Local Law 86 of 2017 , the regulations regarding the provision of heat during the nighttime hours have changed. During the Heat Season (October 1 – May 31), property owners must maintain an indoor temperature of 62 degrees. THERE IS NO LONGER A NIGHTTIME OUTDOOR TRIGGER TEMPERATURE. This means that heat needs to be provided as needed to maintain an indoor temperature of 62 degrees. If the inside temperature falls below 62 degrees, tenants may file a complaint about inadequate heat with 311. Please take necessary action to ensure that your heating system will be provide heat according to the law beginning October 1st. Daytime heat must still be provided at a minimum of 68 degrees once it is below 55 degrees outside and hot water must be maintained at 120 degrees.