NYC Regulations Wiki

Understand NYC Regulatory Management for Local Laws

2.1. Pressure Relief Valve Annual Inspection


A relief valve or pressure relief valve (PRV) is a type of safety valve used to control or limit the pressure in a system; pressure might otherwise build up and create a process upset, equipment failure, or even a fire. This inspection is only required on Low Pressure Boilers, including those in buildings with six or more apartments.


2.1.1. Scheduling

The annual inspection is monitored by the Department of Building (DOB). The inspection should be scheduled no later than 3 months before the end of the year with a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP). 

2.1.2. Inspection

The annual boiler inspection shall include the connection to the chimney and fuel oil tank. The pressure refief valve must be piped down; unthreaded end not directly connected to house drainage or vent lines. 

It is the purpose and intent of the inspection to require that a boiler shall be of such quality throughout and shall have such protective and control devices and shall be maintained and operated as to provide practical assurance against its being or becoming defective. 

2.1.3. Filing

The inspection report must be filed within 45 days of inspection. If the inspection failed, you have 180 days to correct all deficiencies reported.

Our experts are ready to answer any questions you may have about the compliance process.

Whether you need to know more about testing requirements or what happens if you miss a critical deadline, we will help you find the information you're looking for. We developed SmartCompliance to automate the entire compliance process, and we know that the NYC regulatory landscape is tricky, so let us help you today.

Speak to an Expert

Discuss this Criteria

Have a question? Want to share your facility's insight? Leave a comment below!

1. Backflow Preventer
2. Boiler
3. Building
5. Elevator
6. Escalator
7. Facade
  • 7.1. FISP
    • 7.1.1. Scheduling
    • 7.1.2. Inspection
    • 7.1.3. Filing
8. Fire Alarm
9. Fire Extinguisher
10. Fuel Tank
11. Generator
12. Gravity Tank
13. Pool
14. Smoke Detector
15. Sprinkler System
16. Standpipe System
17. Hood Suppression