Notification and displaying placards for truss type pre-engineered wood or timber construction required in Residential Structures

Notification and displaying placards for truss-type, pre-engineered wood, or timber construction required in Residential Structures

 Effective January 1, 2015

Beginning on January 1st, 2015, you must notify Seneca County Code Enforcement (as part of your building permit application), and affix a truss placard on your structure, for any project that includes new construction, repairs, alterations, or additions that include trusses or pre-engineered wood construction components.

Seneca County Code Enforcement Officials will not issue a Certificate of Occupancy for a residential building that contains truss-type construction, pre-engineered wood construction or timber construction unless the notification is completed and the truss placard is affixed in the proper location.

This new requirement is provided for in Chapter 353 of Executive Law § 382-b of the Laws of 2014, and effective 1 January 2015. In addition, a new Part 1265 has been added to Title 19 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR), which prescribes both the form to be used to notify code enforcement officials that truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction is to be used in a residential structure; and also the sign or symbol to be affixed to the exterior of a residential structure that has been constructed, added to or rehabilitated using truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction. New Executive Law § 382-b does not apply, and this rule will not apply, in New York City.