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The New York State Department of State recently amended its regulations concerning the minimum standards for the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code. Effective December 30, 2022, pursuant to 19 NYCRR 1203.3(a)(3)(ix), code administration and enforcement agencies will require, where applicable, construction documents submitted as part of an application for a building permit to include, among other things evidence that the documents were prepared by a licensed and registered architect in accordance with Article 147 of the New York State Education Law or a licensed and registered professional engineer in accordance with Article 145 of the New York State Education Law and practice guidelines, including but not limited to:

  • the design professional’s seal which clearly and legibly shows both the design professional’s name and license number and is signed by the design professional whose name appears on the seal in such a manner that neither the name nor the number is obscured in any way
  • the design professional’s registration expiration date
  • the design professional’s firm name (if not a sole practitioner), and,
  • if the documents are submitted by a professional engineering firm and not a sole practitioner professional engineer, the firm’s Certificate of  Authorization number.

More information can be accessed on the New York State Building Standards and Codes website or by contacting New York State Department of State.