Self-closing doors NYC LAW (§ 27-2041.1 )
When escaping a fire in your home, always close the door as you make your exit. Closing the door saves lives. If doors are left open, flames and smoke from a fire can travel more quickly.
All residential buildings with 3 or more apartments must have self-closing doors. Self-closing doors automatically close after they have been manually opened. Do not tamper with the self-closing hinge or block self-closing doors, and make sure your apartment door opens from the inside without a key.
- After the 14-day correction period, HPD will conduct a re-inspection of self-closing door violations within 20 days, regardless of whether the owner has submitted a certification of correction.
- HPD will notify tenants of re-inspection efforts and how to reschedule re-inspections if there is no access
§ 27-2041.1 Self-closing doors.
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