NYC Adopts Civil Penalties for Certain Violations

NYC Adopts Civil Penalties for Certain Violations

By Renee Sosnowski

Last week, the Rules of the City of New York were updated with help from the DOB. Specifically, the new Rule targeted civil penalties for work without a permit, and stop work order violations.

We all know that a written permit is required to conduct work in the City. What’s now clarified with this rule are the repercussions for when this is not the case.

The Rule has two sections. Section 1 repeals the existing Civil Penalties Rule, which is outdated.

Section 2 establishes the path forward, providing Rules and outcomes for the following possible scenarios.

  • When payment of a civil penalty for work without a permit or violation of a stop work order is required
  • How civil penalties for work without a permit are assessed
  • Requirements and procedures for overrides, waivers, and/or reductions of a civil penalty for work without a permit or violation of a stop work order
  • Requirements for a refund of the payment of such civil penalty

The new Rule in all of its legal glory, is accessible here.