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DOB Violations

A DOB Violation is a notice that a property is not in compliance with some provision of applicable law and includes an order from the Commissioner of the Department of Buildings to correct the violating condition. The violation is entered against the property in the Department's Buildings Information System (BIS), and must be corrected before a new or amended Certificate of Occupancy (CO) can be obtained.

Fines & Penalties
A DOB violation does not carry a fine or penalty itself, however, it can be used as the basis for a Criminal Court summons and prosecution.

Resolving DOB Violations
A DOB violation will ordinarily impair the sale or refinancing of a property since it will appear against the property on a title search. To remove the violation from the property's record, the condition must be corrected and proof of that correction must be provided to the issuing office before the violation is removed from the property's record.

Additional Information:
Resolving Department of Buildings Violations (PDF)