Site Safety Administration and Enforcement Program

City of New Rochelle

Site Safety Superintendent Administration and Enforcement Program

When Required:

A site safety superintendent is required for the following types of jobs:

(a) The construction of a new building of six (6) or more stories above grade or 75 feet from mean grade to top of finished roof surface, whichever is less; or

(b) The construction of a new building of twenty thousand (20,000) square feet or more of floor area, as defined by section 331-4 of Article II of Part II of the City of New Rochelle Municipal Code (Zoning: Definitions and Word Usage).

(c) An alteration to an existing building that involves one or more of the following:

(i) A vertical enlargement of one or more stories to an existing building of six (6) or more stories above grade or 75 feet from mean grade to top of finished roof surface, whichever is less; or

(ii) A vertical enlargement which results in a building of six (6) or more stories above grade or 75 feet from mean grade to top of finished roof surface, whichever is less;

(iii) Work that requires underpinning; or

(iv) Work that requires the support of excavation; or

(d) Other jobs that pose an enhanced risk to the public and property, as determined by the building official.

Exceptions: Notwithstanding the above, a site safety superintendent is not required for:

(1) The construction of a new 1-, 2-, or 3-family building.

Registration and renewal fees

Registration Fee:        $300.00

Renewal Fee:             $50.00 

Late Renewal Fee:     $50.00 

License Term:            3 years

Initial Site Safety Superintendent Registration Process:

Step 1: Qualifications

All applicants for site safety superintendent registration must submit satisfactory proof 

establishing that the applicant:

(a) Is able to read construction plans and specifications; and

(b) Has satisfactorily completed, within two (2) years prior to the date of application, the OSHA 10-hour construction industry Outreach Training Program approved by the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and also meets at least one of the following:

(i)        Is a registered design professional;

(ii)       Holds a Construction Health and Safety Technician (“CHST”) designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (“BCSP”);

(iii)        Has five (5) years of experience, within ten (10) years prior to the date of the application, as a building code enforcement official charged with enforcement of the provisions of the New York State Uniform Building Code. The enforcement must have included inspections of buildings under construction or demolition and thus this basis for qualification excludes officials whose primary role is to perform inspections of occupied or vacant buildings;

(v) Has five (5) years of full-time field experience in the United States, within 10 years prior to the date of the application, working on buildings as a safety official for a governmental entity or construction firm or as a safety manager or safety engineer for a safety consulting firm specializing in construction or demolition; or

(vi) Has five (5) years of full-time experience in the United States, within ten (10) years prior to the date of the application, as verified by employer affidavit, working with plans in a relevant construction trade in furtherance of the construction, vertical or horizontal enlargement, or full demolition of a building or structure, and has satisfactorily completed, within one (1) year prior to the date of the application, the OSHA 30-hour construction industry Outreach Training Program approved by the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration; or

(vii) Has five (5) years of full-time experience in the United States, within ten (10) years prior to the date of the application, as verified by employer affidavit, working with plans in a relevant construction trade in furtherance of the construction, vertical or horizontal enlargement, or full demolition of a building or structure, and has satisfactorily completed, within one (1) year prior to the date of the application, the OSHA 7415: Major Hazards and Prevention course AND a combination of at least twenty (20) hours of education, approved by the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the following areas:

Fall Protection:                             8 hours

Supported Scaffold:                     4 hours 

Drug and Alcohol Awareness:      2 hours 

General Electives:                        4 hours

Special Electives:                         4 hours

Step 2: Applying

Please verify that you meet at least one (1) of the above qualification groups, then submit your application package to:

City of New Rochelle Bureau of Buildings 

515 North Avenue, Ground Floor

New Rochelle, NY 10801

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 2:30pm.


The applicant must print, complete, and bring the following original documentation with them to the department office, copies will not be accepted. You may also print the (Site Safety Superintendent Registration/Renewal Checklist) as a quick guide for completing your application.

•    Typed and completed (Initial/Renewal Site Safety Superintendent Application) form

•    Typed, completed and notarized (Work History for Registration Application) employment history form

NOTE: This is not required for applicants who are Professional Engineers or Registered Architects and candidates applying with Construction Health and Safety Technician certifications.

•    (Experience Verification Form) from all supervisors for the years you are claiming as experience. In the event that you are self-employed, you will be required to submit an Experience Verification form from clients for the relevant period. These documents are subject to what is displayed on your Social Security History of Earnings.

NOTE: Letters from company Human Resources and Office Managers, Chief Financial Officers (and other office functional titles) will not be accepted. The experience verification forms from your employers must include your full dates of employment (month/day/year), job titles held and daily duties. This is not required for applicants who are Professional Engineers or Registered Architects and candidates applying with Construction Health and Safety Technician certifications.

•     Original driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, current passport or green card

•     Original proof of residence (utility bill, bank statement, lease or deed) or a typed notarized letter and bill from the person you are residing with

NOTE: cell phone/VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), and cable bills will not be accepted

•       Original Social Security Card

•       10-hour Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) certification as specified by the experience qualifications in STEP 1 above

•       30-hour Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) certification as specified by the experience qualifications in STEP 1 above (if applicable)

•       7415 Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) certification as specified by the experience qualifications in STEP 1 above (if applicable)

•       Educational Transcripts or Course Curriculum indicating full time credits (if applicable)

•       Original New York State Professional Engineer or Registered Architect License Card or Certificate (if applicable)

NOTE: This is only required for those applying as a New York State P.E. or RA

•       Current Construction Health and Safety Technician certificate and wallet card (if applicable)

•       (Child Support Certification Form)

•       $300.00 Application Fee


Step 3: Approval

Once all documentation is submitted and approved, you will receive your Site Safety Superintendent registration number and card.

Renewal Site Safety Superintendent Registration Process:

Step 1: Renewal Application Submission

To complete the renewal process, Site Safety Superintendents must submit the following originals documents to:

City of New Rochelle Bureau of Buildings 

515 North Avenue, Ground Floor

New Rochelle, NY 10801

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 2:30pm.


You may also print the (Site Safety Superintendent Registration/Renewal Checklist) as a quick guide for completing your application.

•     Typed and completed (Initial/Renewal Site Safety Superintendent Application) form

  • If the business information has changed then a notarized letter on current company letterhead must be submitted listing the: title, duties, and start date of the registration holder.  If you are removing a business from your license a notarized affidavit must be submitted requesting the removal.
  • If your home address/telephone number has changed, a notarized letter requesting the change must be submitted along with proof of residence (electric, gas, or water bill; bank statement, lease or deed) or a telephone bill reflecting the updated information.

•        Copy of your 8-Hour Site Safety Superintendent refresher course certificate (course must have been completed within one (1) year prior to renewal)

•        Complete the (Child Support Certification Form)

•        Current Bureau-issued registration card (must forfeit);

•        $50.00 Renewal Fee

•        $50.00 Late Renewal Fee (if applicable)

Step 2: Approval

Once all documentation is submitted and approved, you will receive your Site Safety Superintendent registration number and card.

NOTE: You have up to one year to renew your registration after it has expired. After a year you will have to reapply for the registration.

Make A Change to Home Address

•       (Initial/Renewal Site Safety Superintendent Application)

•       Registration Card (must forfeit)

•       Fee $50.00 (new card)

Make Change of Business, Telephone Numbers or Email Address

•       (Initial/Renewal Site Safety Superintendent Application)

•       Notarized letter indicating the nature of the change

•       Notarized letter from the new employer (if changing business)

Note: Any changes at time of renewal need only be noted on the renewal application; the above is not required.

Enforcement Program:

No later than three (3) months from the effective date of the Site Safety Superintendent rule, all qualifying work sites that hold active work permits and those qualifying work sites which will receive work permits, must designate a registered Site Safety Superintendent, pursuant to section 111-27.2 of the City of New Rochelle Building Code.

All registered Site Safety Superintendents must keep their registration cards on them when engaged in the roles and responsibilities pursuant to the rule. Upon request of the Building Official or their designee, the Site Safety Superintendent must produce their original registration card.

The Building Official or their designee may perform inspection of any qualifying job site to ensure compliance with the rule.

Chazen recommends performing random audit inspections to ensure compliance with the rule in at a rate that would produce two (2) inspections for each qualifying site, at no more than six (6) months apart.

Such inspections will be performed by a certified NYS Building Code Enforcement Official or Building Safety Inspector.

To cover the cost of the audit inspections, all initial and renewal work permits issued for qualifying construction sites should a supplemental fee of $800.00 to cover the cost of the two (2) bi-annual inspections.

Chazen will provide the Bureau of Buildings with a weekly list of completed inspections in Excel format. If any deficiencies are discovered during inspection, Chazen will immediately inform the Building Official. If any other violations or unsafe conditions are observed while visiting a site, Chazen will immediately inform the Building Official.