DOB Increases Civil Penalties for Work Without a Permit

DOB Increases Civil Penalties for Work Without a Permit

By Renee Sosnowski

DOB increases Work Without a Permit civil penalties

Effective December 28, 2017, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) has increased the civil penalties for Work Without a Permit violations.

  • For one- or two- family dwellings, the penalty has increased to six times the filing fee. The minimum penalty is $600, and the maximum penalty is $10,000.
  • For all other property types, the Work Without a Permit penalty has increased to 21 times the filing fee. The minimum penalty is $6,000, with the maximum penalty now capped at $15,000.

Civil penalties for Work Without a Permit violations are paid at the Borough Office that issued the violation notice. The DOB accepts credit cards, certified bank checks, or money orders as payment.

If you have questions about this update, contact Metropolis Group at 212.233.6344.