New York City is committed to providing New Yorkers with excellent customer service. This commitment extends to routine agency inspections, which are necessary to protect the public’s health and safety. The Business Owner’s Bill of Rights ensures that business owners are provided with prompt, efficient, and easily accessible service. For additional information, please visit the City's Bill of Rights homepage.
Business Owners' Rights
As a business owner, you have the right to:
Courteous and professional treatment by our employees – Executive Order 115.
Inspectors who are polite, professionally dressed and properly identified
Information about how long inspections will take and the cost of all related fees
Knowledge inspectors who enforce agency rules uniformly
Receive information about agency rules from inspectors or other employees –
Code of Conduct.
Contest a violation through a hearing, trial or other relevant process –
Resolving Violations and Resolving Violations Without a Court Hearing.
Request a review of inspection results or re-inspection as soon as possible
Receive explanation from inspectors (if requested) on violation details and instructions for viewing inspection results
Access information in languages other than English – Required through Executive Order 120 – Language Access.
Comment, anonymously and without fear of retribution, on the performance or conduct of our employee
Click here to the view the Owners' Bill of Rights flyer.