Do you have a code issue in your apartment or home that you would like to have inspected? You can request an interior inspection from the Risk Reduction office. An interior inspection requires consent from a lawful occupant, or if the property is vacant, from a property owner, in order for Risk Reduction to enter the structure.
The Manhattan Fire Department routinely inspects the exterior and common areas of rental buildings with three or more units. These inspections are conducted to ensure fire and life safety issues are in compliance with adopted codes and ordinances. A representative of the landlord accompanies the fire inspector on these inspections.
You can also report a rental housing issue by downloading the City of Manhattan Report It! app. Report code violations, potholes, park and trail maintenance issues, and much more on the app or on our website.
Risk Reduction currently does a number of exterior inspections of homes in Manhattan each year. These inspections are done from public rights of way, sidewalks, alleys and other areas that are open for general public access. Property nuisances such as weeds, parking, fences, trash/debris, inoperable vehicles and outdoor storage are also evaluated during exterior inspections.