Call 911
Call 911 if the building's parapet or any other part:
  • Is dangerous
  • Has falling debris that is an immediate hazard
  • Is collapsing or will collapse

Need something else?

As of January 1, 2024, every building with a parapet must have an annual observation of the parapet performed.  A parapet is the part of any wall entirely above the roof line.

Parapet observations must be completed on all buildings with parapets fronting the public right-of-way, regardless of height, except for:

  • Detached 1- or 2- family homes
  • Buildings with a fence or other barrier preventing access to the exterior wall

DOB does not require parapet observation reports be submitted. Property owners must maintain the observation reports for at least 6 years and must make the reports available to DOB upon request.

Property owners and inspectors can:

If you need more help:

By Email

Send a message to

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) if you need more help.

 Was this information helpful?   Yes    No