The most common DOB violations in NYC are expensive and complicated to deal with on your own, especially if you’ve inherited violations with a newly acquired property. Your first fine will likely be in the hundreds, but if you let those violations go, or if you bought a property that has a long-ignored violation—you could be stuck with a $10,000 fine!
How to Remove Building Violations and Reduce Fines
Once you call our expediting company we look over your violation details to determine the best course of action based on feasibility of legalization, time factor, and cost. When it’s determined whether your violation can be removed completely or your fines negotiated down to the minimum we carefully explain your options to you.
Then, depending on the type of violation, we may need to represent you in ECB court. Many violations do not require appearance at ECB court. If you have non-hazardous violations which can be cured on or prior to the “cure by” date, we can obtain a Certificate of Correction Approval letter for you.
Hazardous violations are mandated to have have a hearing. DOB violations, or those not requiring a hearing, are resolved either at the borough office or at the centralized unit office. S & M Expediting has long-standing relationships with these city agencies as well as the ECB court.
If your violation requires an appearance at ECB court, one of our permit expeditors will sit with the administrative judge for you and either plead guilty and obtain a minimum fine or present evidence to have the violation completely dismissed.
Once we receive the ECB court’s decision by mail, we submit a Certificate of Correction to have your violation completely removed from the system. All you have to do is make one phone call. It’s that easy!