Local Laws

MAE Consultants understands New York City's local laws, and can offer assistance with keeping you, your business and associated structures compliant through our comprehensive assessments and testing. You can review a helpful list of NYC local laws below that MAE Consultants can offer consultations for, in addition to the information you need to keep handy regarding key compliance factors, violation fines and more.

Local Law 31

Local Law 31, enacted on August 9, 2020, requires that building owners use a certified inspection agency to test for lead-based paint.

  • Building owners must test all apartments for lead paint by August 2025, or within one year of a child age 5 or younger coming to live or spend at least 10 hours per week in an apartment.

  • If the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development finds a lead paint hazard, the building owner will receive a violation and be required to fix the hazard within a specified amount of time.

  • Lead-based paint fines could be $250 per day, per violation– up to a maximum of $10,000.