Corrections Filed with Buildings or Fire Department
  1. I corrected my Department of Buildings violation; why is there a default judgment against me?
  2. I submitted my correction to the Department of Buildings or the Fire Department. Why did I receive a default judgment?
  1. I corrected my Department of Buildings violation; why is there a default judgment against me?
    Summons issued by the Department of Buildings (“DOB”) have two separate and distinct components. The first component is the actual summons and the second component is the correction of the violation stated in the summons. Unless otherwise notified by DOB, or you admit the violation and pay the penalty, you must appear at OATH for your hearing. The correction of the violation may be relevant at the hearing but may not excuse you from appearing at OATH or from having to pay a penalty. If you do not appear at the hearing when required, you will be found in violation by default. You may also have to pay a higher fine.


  2. I submitted my correction to the Department of Buildings or the Fire Department. Why did I receive a default judgment?
    Submitting a Certificate of Correction to the Department of Buildings or the Fire Department will excuse you from appearing for a hearing at OATH ONLY IF:

    1. The Certificate of Correction was submitted to the Department of Buildings or the Fire Department PRIOR to the "Cure Date" stated on the ticket; AND
    2. The Department of Buildings or Fire Department accepted and APPROVED the Certificate of Correction.
     
    If you do not receive a written "Cure Acceptance" letter from the Department of Buildings or the Fire Department before your scheduled hearing date, you MUST appear for your hearing. If you do not appear at the hearing when required, you will be found in violation. You may also have to pay a higher fine.

    If you have any question about whether your Certificate of Correction was accepted and approved, you must contact the Department of Buildings or the Fire Department.

    If you have questions about whether to appear at a hearing call and speak to an OATH clerk at 1-844-OATH-NYC.

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Ticket-Issuing Agencies
Business Integrity Commission (BIC)
Department of Buildings (DOB)
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Fire Department (FDNY)
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications
(DoITT)

Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)
Department of Parks
& Recreation (DPR)

Police Department (NYPD)
Department of Sanitation
(DSNY)

Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
Department of Transportation (DOT)