Understanding Limited Alteration Applications (LAA Permits)

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Limited Alteration Applications (LAA Permits) are used exclusively by licensed master plumbers, licensed oil burner installer and licensed master fire suppression piping contractors in order to install or replace water, gas and fire suppression pipes.
 

LAA Permit Basics 

The department of NYC Buildings requires LAA permits for small plumbing jobs that involve either replacing or installing plumbing pipes. These permits are designed to help ensure the work environment is safe and that the work is performed in accordance with the current building codes and regulations. The use of these permits can also lead to a more timely approval of the work performed.

For routine plumbing modifications and to correct violations, the master plumber, licensed oil burner installer or master fire suppression contractor must file the LAA1 form prior to performing the work. This assumes that the work to be performed fits the Category 1 or 2 guidelines, which simply involves the contractor or licensed tradesman determining the overall cost of the project and paying the applicable permit fee.
 

Emergency Plumbing Work 

When the plumbing work to be performed constitutes an emergency, an LAA form does not need to be filed right away. Instead, the licensed plumber must file an Emergency Work Notice prior to beginning the repair work. The work notice must contain the location of the work to be performed, the type of emergency and the contractor’s personal contact information. When this information is filed, the contractor then has five days to file the LAA permit form with all the applicable information. LAA permit forms are typically approved in 60 days.
 

The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Plumber for Building Violations and Emergency Work 

When it comes to smoothly getting the plumbing work performed on your NYC building, it is imperative that you hire a licensed master plumber. Only a licensed master plumber can apply for an LAA permit, which is required in order to perform alternations on water, gas and fire suppression pipes. If your contractor does not file for the appropriate permit, you could be facing a permit violation, which can result in being issued a stop work order and paying fines in $6,000 for the first violation.
 

Correcting Your Plumbing Violations with John Farr 

John Farr is a licensed master plumber, serving all five boroughs in NYC, including Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn. He understands the importance of filing the correct permits and performing all plumbing work in accordance with the regulations and building codes of New York City. When you call John Farr to correct your plumbing violations, you can rest assured that he will file for the appropriate permits, including the LAA permit, perform the work to code and file the appropriate paperwork to have the job successfully closed. He can even handle your plumbing emergencies.

To get your illegal basement violation, gas company violation, gas boiler violation or any building violations in NYC removed, call John Farr at 917-324-2535. 

 

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