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NYC - Cost of DOB permit to repair or replace gas piping/pressure test.

macavelly
macavelly Member Posts: 2
I recently had a fire on the outside gutter of my house in NYC (the fire never got inside, only burnt the gutter) and ConEd pinned the gas meter regardless.

They sent a letter stating need a licensed plumber to repair or replace all defective equipment and as part of the self-certification process, the plumber is responsible for submitting a pressure test affidavit, letter of intent, or DOB Certificate.

I email two plumbing companies and without even an on-site visit, one said just for the permit alone would be $4500 and the other said $3800. Any repairs that needs to be done would be an additional cost.

Is the permit cost really that high?

I looked at the NYC DOB website and it states a Limited Alteration Application (LAA) permit ranges from $130 to $280. LAA permits are used for:

Plumbing work
Fire suppression piping replacement and repairs
Oil burner installations that do not include construction work

Comments

  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,475
    We don't discuss pricing here but I will say this.  To run a legit NYC Plumbing business is a fortune.  That actual permit is a small part of the fee. The Great cost is in paying an expediter, having your men wait around all day for inspectors and the Gas utility,  Parking tickets...et al.  Its a nightmare.  Mad Dog 🐕 
    GGross
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,475
    D.O.B. will tell you between 8-3pm and many times never show up. Gas utilities do it too!  Thats! What you're really paying for.  There are several VG NYC LMPs here.  Try them.  Mad Dog 🐕 
    GGross
  • macavelly
    macavelly Member Posts: 2
    Thanks for your response.

    I used the search feature on the website (https://www.heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/state/NY) but no luck yet.

    If there are any NYC LMPs here that would like to reach out I can send you more specifics with pictures of the gas lines etc (I only have a furnace, boiler and stove). And I have a driveway that you can park on, so you wouldn't have to worry about parking tickets :)
    Mad Dog_2
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,475
    I don't know how you missed them.  Stanby...Mad Dog 🐕 
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,475
    Go on Find a Contractor New York put in the 50 mile radius search.  There are atleast a half a dozen of those guys that are NYC LMPs.  Good luck.  Mad Dog 🐕 
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,475
    Search New Jersey too..Some of those guys are 5 minutes over the bridge and are NYC LMPs...Mad Dog 🐕