local law 84

What is Local Law 84 and 133 ?

Local Law 84 and Local Law 133 require property managers and owners of all New York City buildings over 25,000 square feet to report the building’s energy and water usage to the City on an annual basis. The laws are commonly referred to as the "energy benchmarking law" or the "energy and water reporting" law.


Originally, under Local Law 84, the requirement applied only to NYC buildings over 50,000 square feet. The requirement was then ammended in 2017 under Local Law 133 to apply to all buildings over 25,000 square feet.

What is LL84 and 133 filing Deadline?

The Dead Line is May 1 of each year.

What are the penalties for not complying?

Buildings will receive a violation with fines up to $500 per quarter. Fines will continue to accrue until an energy benchmarking report is submitted.

How do I cure LL84 and LL133 violation?

The only way to cure Local Law 84 / Local Law 133 violations is to pay the associated fine. There is no mechanism for retroactively curing the violation. The building's energy and water usage would then have to be reported by the next deadline in order to avoid additional violations.

How Long has LL84 and LL133 been in effect?

Local Law 84 was passed in 2009, and it went into effect on May 1, 2010. Local Law 133 was passed in 2017.