Electrical Systems

Habitable Rooms, Bathrooms & Laundry Rooms
Habitable rooms must have at least 2 separate and accessible electrical receptacle outlets. Bathrooms and laundry rooms require 1 outlet.

Bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms also require a wall or ceiling light controlled by a wall switch. Other habitable room or enclosed areas require a wall or ceiling lighting outlet not necessarily controlled by a wall switch. All electrical features must fully comply with the National Electric Code.

Multi-Family Buildings
In multi-family buildings, every common hall and inside stairway must be adequately light at all times. Every electrical outlet and fixture and all electrical wiring must be installed, maintained, and connected to a source of electric power in accordance with the provisions of the electrical code.

For more information, please contact the Bureau of Buildings at 914-654-2035.