Heating Requirements for New York City
In effect October 1 to May 31
Time of If Outside Temp. Inside Temp must
Day is less than: be more than:
6:00 am - 10:00 pm 55° 68°
10:00 pm - 6:00 am 40° 55°
If You Have Problems With Heat In Your Building:
Sample Heat Record
- Use the form below to record the inside and outside temperature. Go to the Weather Bureau for the official outside temperature. Use a thermometer to take the temperature inside your apartment.
- Call the Central Complaint Bureau at 311 to register your complaint. You should call each day you have a heating problem. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Write and call your landlord. Send letters by certified mail, return receipt requested and keep a copy of the letter. Keep a list of each date and time you called your landlord to complain.
- Consider organizing a tenant's association and filing an HP Action against your landlord in Housing Court. If you live in a rent regulated apartment, consider filing a complaint with the Division of Housing and Community Renewal.
Date: Time: Outside Temp Inside Temp Initials
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