What are Periodic Inspections?
As of January 1st, 2022, there is a new requirement that will replace PVT Inspections/Violations which were subcontracted to “PVT Agencies.”
NYC will now require these “periodic inspections” to be completed by approved elevator agencies and will become the responsibility of the building owner
Periodic inspections shall be performed between January 1st and December 31st of each year at a minimum of three months from the date of any Category 1 testing or previous periodic inspection. Filing of Periodic Inspections in DOB NOW must be completed within fourteen (14) days of the date of Inspection.
All defects as noted in such periodic inspection report must be corrected within 90 days after the date of inspection. The department may grant an extension of 45 days upon submission of an application by the owner demonstrating a practical difficulty in complying within the 90-day timeframe. In no circumstance will more than two such extensions be granted for a specific defect. An Affirmation of Correction shall be filed within 14 days after the date of correction.
- Initial periodic inspections on new installations must be performed in the calendar year following the final acceptance test.
- For private residence elevators, the periodic inspection and Category 1 and/or 5 testing may be performed on the same date.
What is a PVT Violation? (only applicable for PVT/E violations issued before Jan 1st, 2022)
The DOB hires third-party inspectors to perform periodic inspections of elevator devices. A PVT (or E-ELEVATOR violation) may be issued for failure to maintain the device.
PVTs are issued by a contracted agency inspector must be corrected within thirty (30) days from the date of the violation. To dismiss these violations, an Affirmation of Correction report must be submitted to the Department.