Deadlines & Penalties

Due to COVID-19, certain compliance deadlines are suspended until further notice. Questions? Contact LADBS here.

The Ordinance includes both building benchmarking and performance requirements, which are being phased in over time. 

Owners of covered buildings must submit annual benchmarking reports following the schedule below.

Benchmarking Deadlines for Privately Owned Buildings

 
BUILDING SQUARE FOOTAGE FIRST BENCHMARK REPORTING DATE SUBSEQUENT BENCHMARK REPORTING DATE
100,000+ December 1, 2017 June 1 thereafter
50,000+ June 1, 2018 June 1 thereafter
20,000+ June 1, 2019 June 1 thereafter

Buildings owned by the City of Los Angeles that are 7,500 square feet gross floor area or more must submit benchmarking reports annually no later than June 1.

The Ordinance also requires Audit and Retro-Commissioning Reports to be submitted once every five years (unless the building meets one of the exemptions defined in the Ordinance) following the schedule below.

Performance Phase Deadlines

 
LAST DIGIT OF LADBS BUILDING ID FIRST COMPLIANCE DEADLINE* SUBSEQUENT DEADLINE
0 or 1 Dec. 1, 2021 Every 5 years thereafter
2 or 3 Dec. 1, 2022 Every 5 years thereafter
4 or 5 Dec. 1, 2023 Every 5 years thereafter
6 or 7 Dec. 1, 2024 Every 5 years thereafter
8 or 9  Dec. 1, 2025 Every 5 years thereafter

Privately owned buildings that are covered by the Ordinance, and buildings owned by the City of Los Angeles that are 15,000 square feet gross floor area or more, are subject to this requirement.  

*These dates reflect current deadlines, adjusted by City Council (view file here).

Consequences of Noncompliance