NYS Government Information

Department of State

The following are useful links to the Department of State:
Home Inspector General Information page is at: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/homeinspect/hinspector.html

On this page you can find:

  • License Applications
  • Exam Schedules
  • The Home Inspector Professional License Law
  • List of schools that are qualified to provide inspector education
  • Minutes of Home Inspector Council Meetings
  • Applications to become a qualified school, instructor, etc.

Home Inspector Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice

Department of State Division of Licensing

License Law pdf

The DOS home inspection FAQ page is here: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/homeinspect/hinspector_faq.html

Form to register a complaint against a home inspector, or any other profession licensed by the DOS: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/complaint_links.html

DOS responses to NYSAHI requests for interpretation for the following:

  • Email correspondence from August 2006 concerning the definition of "partner" and "relative" as found in the inspector's duty of care.
  • Letter dated Feb.7, 2007 concerning whether unlicensed individuals can work under a licensed inspector.
  • Letter dated March 3, 2011 concerning inspectors making repairs to inspected property.

New York State Bills and Laws

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Contact Your Legislator

Click here for the Assembly and Senate members pages where you can search for your representatives by zip code, find phone numbers and mailing addresses or send an email.