The Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) interprets the meaning or applicability of:

  • Building code
  • Fire code
  • Multiple dwelling law
  • Labor law
  • NYC zoning resolution provisions

In certain cases, BSA has the power to vary these regulations for specific sites or projects.

You can appeal applications for your property that have been denied by enforcement agencies. You may only appeal after the Department of Buildings has given a ruling.


Email the Board of Standards and Appeals.

By Phone

  • Agency: Board of Standards and Appeals
  • Phone Number: (212) 386-0009
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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