NYC Violations are Notice of Violations or Summons issued by New York City Departments or Agencies responsible in enforcing their rules and regulations

NYC Violations Summons

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS (DOB) VIOLATIONS

New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) is the city agency that oversees the construction and development of buildings and enforces the rules and regulations of the Building Codes and Zoning Regulations of NYC. DOB processes applications including plan examination and inspections for New Buildings and Alterations.

DOB issues permit for Construction, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Elevator, Sprinkler, Standpipe, Equipment Use Permits, and Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation.

As a city agency who enforces the rules and regulations of the buildings including quality of life, DOB issues DOB and ECB violations. The violations are categorized as Hazardous and Non-Hazardous. DOB also can issue Stop Work Orders and Vacate Orders and padlock your building.

We assist property owners, architects, engineers, and contractors with ECB OATH Hearing Representation for your DOB and ECB violations. We will attend the hearing and offer solutions to resolve your violations. We also assist in filing applications and obtaining DOB permits to resolve your violations.

WORK WITHOUT PERMIT VIOLATIONS

Almost all construction works including plumbing, electrical and other work types, are required to be filed and permitted prior to commencement of work.

For home/building/property owners or contractors that perform the above works without filing the required applications to the appropriate city agencies, whether it was knowingly or without knowledge, may be issued a Work Without Permit violations which may result in ECB fines and DOB civil penalties ranging from $1,500 to $25,000 or more for commercial properties.

STOP WORK ORDER VIOLATIONS

The DOB inspectors are responsible for ensuring safe and legal construction activity. They respond to complaints of illegal construction activities and unsafe buildings. Any DOB Inspector may issue a Stop Work Order for Construction projects with valid work permits or for projects without a valid work permit(s). Not having the approved plans for your construction project on site may result in Stop Work Orders as well. Another reason a Stop Work Order can be issued is if a worker is not OSHA trained and certified.

During the issuance of a Stop Work Order, the DOB inspector would document the condition of the project. The contractor or home/building owner is ordered not to continue any work. All related problems cited on the violations and the Stop Work Order has to be rectified and resolved prior to restarting any work.

VACATES ORDER

When the building determined as unsafe to be occupied for any reason, DOB or FDNY will issue a Partial or Full Vacate Order. The building owners or tenants are required to comply with the order and vacate the building.

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CONSTRUCTION VIOLATIONS

DOB Inspectors may appear at any construction site at any time. During an inspection, if the construction work is different from the approved plans, the inspector may issue a construction violation and order the architect or engineer to amend the plans or the contractor to comply with the approved plans.

QUALITY OF LIFE VIOLATIONS

Any person may call 311 and file a complaint about Quality of Life nyc violations. These may involve illegal occupancy (creating apartments or increasing the number of dwelling units) usually in the basement or cellars or construction work without a permit.

FACADE REPORTS, SCAFFOLDING AND SIDEWALK SHED VIOLATIONS

Local Law 11/98 requires buildings over 6 stories to inspect exterior walls and appurtenances thereof including parapets, balconies, railings, and fire escapes in order to maintain a building’s exterior walls in a safe condition. Inspections must be conducted every five years and the owner must hire a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer to file a technical facade report with the Department of Buildings.

Recent amendments to the Facade Safety Inspection Program (FISP) rules went into effect on February 20, 2020.

If a facade is classified as Unsafe (problems/defects threaten public safety), the owner must immediately install protection such as a sidewalk shed, construction fence, install scaffolding and perform repairs.

Owners that fail to perform repairs and resolve open facade violations face tremendous civil penalties. Resolving facade violations involves many actions, such as submission of facade report, facade repair application filing, installation of sidewalk sheds, construction fence and scaffolding. After repair works for unsafe conditions have been completed, a subsequent facade inspection and report is required to be submitted and accepted by the Department of Buildings prior to the removal of violations.

Our service fees for resolving DOB and ECB Violations

ECB (Environmental Control Board) OATH hearing representation
~ Fees from $250.00 and up depending on the type of violations.

AEU (Administrative Enforcement Unit) Prepare documentation and submit Certificate of Correction
~ Fees from $250.00 and up depending on the type of violations.

DOB (Department of Buildings) Violation removal
~ Fees from $250.00 and up depending on the type of violations.

DOB (Department of Buildings) Rescind Stop Work Order or Vacate Order ~ Fees from $500.00 and up depending on the type of violations.

Reduction of Civil Penalties
~ Our Service Fees are from $500.00 to $5,000.00

Notes: The service fees stated above are estimates only. We reserve the right to change our fees at any time without notice.

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HPD NYC VIOLATIONS

 

HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (HPD) VIOLATIONS

The New York City Housing Maintenance Code is a set of regulations established by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to ensure that residential buildings in the city are safe, habitable, and well-maintained. The code sets out specific requirements for landlords, property owners, and tenants related to building maintenance and repair.

Our service fees for resolving HPD Violations

Lack of Heat or Hot Water Violations

Lead-Based Paint Violations

Rodent Infestation Violations

Mold and Mildew Violations

Inadequate Fire Safety Measures Violations

Broken or Defective Utilities Violations

Structural Deficiencies Violations

Unsafe Staircases or Railings Violations

Illegal Conversions or Occupancy Violations

Lack of Proper Ventilation Violations

Bed Bug Infestations Violations

Unsafe Conditions in Public Areas Violations

Reduction of Civil Penalties
Our Service Fees are from $500.00 to $5,000.00

Notes: The service fees stated above are estimates only. We reserve the right to change our fees at any time without notice.
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FIRE DEPARTMENT (FDNY) VIOLATIONS

FDNY oversees Sprinkler Systems and Hydrant, Fire Alarm, Place of Assembly, Commercial Kitchen Range Hood.

FDNY regularly performs inspections at buildings and establishments. They check HVAC Equipment Use Permits, valid Place of Assembly Certificate of Operations, and fire safety hazards. They may issue violations for buildings that do not comply with the NYC Fire Code.

FDNY NOTICE OF VIOLATIONS, VIOLATION ORDER, CRIMINAL SUMMONS AND VACATE ORDER

FDNY issues a Notice of Violations, Violation Order, Criminal Summons, and Vacate Order. The property or business owner must resolve the violations, and submit a Certificate of Correction with supporting documents. If a violation is corrected or resolved by a cure date, an OATH hearing may not be necessary.

Our service fees for resolving FDNY Violations

ECB (Environmental Control Board) OATH hearing representation
~ Fees from $250.00 and up depending on the type of violations.

Criminal Court SAP2 (Research and provide supporting documentation only)
~ Fees from $300.00 (The respondent shall contact their attorney(s) for representation at the criminal court hearings)

This is not a legal representation. We do not advise you on any legal matters. Please contact the attorney-at-law of your choice for legal consultation.

Reduction of Civil Penalties
Our Service Fees are from $500.00 to $5,000.00

Notes: The service fees stated above are estimates only. We reserve the right to change our fees at any time without notice.

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Certificate of No Effect Form

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION (LPC) VIOLATIONS

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is responsible for protecting New York City’s architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status, and regulating them after designation. It is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. The Landmarks Preservation Commission issues violations for buildings that are altered without first obtaining a permit. The landmarked building becomes non-compliant with LPC rules and regulations.

Our service fees for resolving LPC Violations

Unauthorized Alterations

Removal of Historic Features

Failure to Maintain

Inappropriate Signage

Inadequate Restoration

Illegal Demolition

Improper Use

Neglect of Landscaping

Violation of Zoning Regulations

Failure to Comply with LPC Orders

Unauthorized Construction

Damage to Public Views

Neglect of Public Spaces

Failure to Submit Reports

Violation of Easements

Reduction of Civil Penalties
Our Service Fees are from $500.00 to $5,000.00

Notes: The service fees stated above are estimates only. We reserve the right to change our fees at any time without notice.

 

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Board of Standards and Appeals Form

 

BOARD OF STANDARDS AND APPEALS (BSA) VIOLATIONS

The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) is a regulatory agency responsible for overseeing zoning and building regulations in the city. The BSA is an independent board that is responsible for granting variances, special permits, and other approvals related to zoning and building regulations.

The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) is responsible for enforcing zoning and building regulations in the city. If a property owner or developer violates these regulations, the BSA can issue violations and penalties.

Our service fees for resolving BSA Violations

Reduction of Civil Penalties
Our Service Fees are from $500.00 to $5,000.00

Notes: The service fees stated above are estimates only. We reserve the right to change our fees at any time without notice.

 

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DOT Form

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) VIOLATIONS

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficiency of the city’s transportation infrastructure. To achieve this goal, the DOT enforces various traffic laws and regulations, and may issue violation notices to individuals or organizations found to be in violation of these laws.

Our service fees for resolving DOT Violations

Reduction of Civil Penalties
Our Service Fees are from $500.00 to $5,000.00

Notes: The service fees stated above are estimates only. We reserve the right to change our fees at any time without notice.

 

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NYC DEP Form
An Example of a NYC DEP Permit Form

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP) VIOLATIONS

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for enforcing various laws and regulations related to environmental protection, water supply, and wastewater treatment in the city. If a violation of any of these laws or regulations is discovered, the DEP may issue a violation notice to the responsible party.

Our service fees for resolving DEP Violations

Reduction of Civil Penalties
Our Service Fees are from $500.00 to $5,000.00

Notes: The service fees stated above are estimates only. We reserve the right to change our fees at any time without notice.

 

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Department of Environmental Conservation Form

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION (DEC) VIOLATIONS

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is responsible for enforcing environmental regulations in New York City. When an organization or individual violates environmental regulations, the DEC may take enforcement action. Here are some of the ways in which the DEC handles environmental violations.

Our service fees for resolving DEC Violations

Reduction of Civil Penalties
Our Service Fees are from $500.00 to $5,000.00

Notes: The service fees stated above are estimates only. We reserve the right to change our fees at any time without notice.

 

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Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Form (DOHMH)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE (DOHMH) VIOLATIONS

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations in the city. When an individual or organization violates health and safety regulations, the DOHMH may take enforcement action. Here are some of the ways in which the DOHMH handles violations.

Our service fees for resolving DOHMH Violations

Reduction of Civil Penalties
Our Service Fees are from $500.00 to $5,000.00

Notes: The service fees stated above are estimates only. We reserve the right to change our fees at any time without notice.
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