New York City Rules and Regulations

The laws and rules of the City of New York are published in the New York City Charter, the New York City Administrative Code and the Rules of the City of New York. The most updated versions of these publications are available on the American Legal Publishing (ALP) website. Visitors may use the "Search" button at the top of the ALP website to find topics across all three publications.

The NYC DOT Rulemaking Process flowchart presents the process by which NYC DOT promulgates a rule pursuant to the City Administrative Procedure Act (CAPA). To learn more about NYC’s rulemaking process or to comment on proposed rules, visit the NYC Rules website.

New York City Charter

The New York City Charter defines the organization, functions, and essential procedures and policies of NYC government. NYC DOT's authority can be found in Chapter 71 of the New York City Charter.

New York City Administrative Code

The New York City Administrative Code contains the codified local laws of New York City enacted by the New York City Council and Mayor.

The majority of local laws pertaining to NYC DOT can be found in Title 19 of the New York City Administrative Code, however, other titles—including, but not limited to—Title 7 and Title 10 of the New York City Administrative Code contain local laws relevant to NYC DOT.

Rules of the City of New York

The Rules of the City of New York contain the rules and regulations for New York City Agencies. NYC DOT's rules can be found in Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York.

Staten Island Ferry rules can be found in Chapter 1 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York.
Review Ferry Terminals and Vessels rules on ALP

Highway Rules can be found in Chapter 2 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. Chapter 2 includes rules regarding street construction permits, permit fees, requirements for sidewalk, curb and roadway work, flood mitigation systems, and other related information. Review Highway Rules on ALP

NYC DOT's Penalty Schedule can be found in Chapter 3 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. Chapter 3 lists penalties associated with NYC DOT violations that are adjudicated at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) through the Environmental Control Board (ECB). Review NYC DOT’s Penalty Schedule on ALP

Traffic Rules can be found in Chapter 4 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. Chapter 4 includes rules regarding traffic signals, parking, bicycles, moped share and carshare, pedestrian plazas, buses, taxi/for-hire vehicles, trucks, and other related information. Review Traffic Rules and Regulations on ALP

Rules about Revocable Consents can be found in Chapter 7 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. Chapter 7 includes rules about applications, requirements, and fees related to obtaining a revocable consent. Review all Revocable Consents on ALP

Notices

Notices of Public Hearing will be moved to the Notices Archive 90 days after the hearing date. Notices of Adoption will be moved to the Notices Archive 90 days after the effective date.

NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Dining Out NYC
This proposed rule establishes requirements relating to NYC DOT’s Dining Out NYC program, including the granting of licenses and revocable consents for sidewalk and roadway cafes, operational requirements and siting and design criteria for sidewalk and roadway seating areas, and enforcement procedures. The Notice was published in the City Record on October 20, 2023. The public hearing will be held virtually on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 10 am. NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Dining Out NYC

REMINDER:
If you want to provide verbal comments during the public hearing on the Dining Out NYC proposed rules, please log into the Zoom meeting or dial 1+ 646- 518- 9805 (Meeting ID: 941 1706 5380; Password: 384818).

However, if you only want to watch the public hearing and do not want to make any verbal comments, the livestream can be viewed via YouTube.

If you would like to provide comments at the hearing, please email your name and affiliation to rules@dot.nyc.gov prior to November 20.

Notice of Joint Public Hearing – Franchise and Concession Review Committee and NYC DOT – Village Alliance District Management Association Inc.
A joint public hearing of the Franchise and Concession Review Committee and NYC DOT will be held at 2:30 pm on November 6, 2023, at 22 Reade Street, Spector Hall, Manhattan. This hearing is relative to: Intent to award as a concession a Sole Source License Agreement for the operation, management and maintenance of outdoor food and beverage concessions to Village Alliance District Management Association, Inc. Notice of Joint Public Hearing – Franchises and Concessions Review Committee and NYC DOT – Village Alliance District Management Association Inc.

NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Vending on Bridges
This proposed rule clarifies that an elevated pedestrian walkway or a bicycle lane on a bridge or a bridge approach may not be used for the vending of merchandise or services. The Notice was published in the City Record on October 6, 2023. The public hearing will be held virtually on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 10 am. NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Vending on Bridges

NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Pedal-Assist Commercial Bicycles
This proposed rule seeks to authorize the use of pedal-assist commercial bicycles in New York City. The Notice was published in the City Record on August 14, 2023. The public hearing will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 10 am. NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Pedal-Assist Commercial Bicycles

NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Rulemaking Petitions
This is a proposed rule about how the public can petition NYC DOT to promulgate a rule. The Notice was published in the City Record on August 4, 2023. The public hearing will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 10 am. NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Rulemaking Petitions

NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – T-Intersections and Commercial Vehicle Markings
This is a proposed rule about T-Intersections and Commercial Vehicle Markings. The Notice was published in the City Record on July 27, 2023. The public hearing will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 10am. Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – T-Intersections and Commercial Vehicle Markings

NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Open Streets (Permanent Program)
This is a proposed rule about the permanent Open Streets program. The Notice was published in the City Record on March 27, 2023. The public hearing will be held virtually on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 10 am. Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Open Streets (Permanent Program)

NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Insurance Requirements for Street Opening Permits
The Notice was published in the City Record on January 4, 2023. The public hearing will be held virtually on Thursday, February 9 at 10am.
NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Insurance Requirements for Street Opening Permits

Notice of Adoption - Dining Out NYC
NYC DOT adopted a rule that establishes requirements relating to NYC DOT’s Dining Out NYC program, including the granting of licenses and revocable consents for sidewalk and roadway cafes, operational requirements and siting and design criteria for sidewalk and roadway seating areas, and enforcement procedures. The rule will become effective on March 3, 2024. Notice of Adoption - Dining Out NYC

Notice of Adoption - Vending on Bridges
NYC DOT adopted a rule that clarifies that an elevated pedestrian walkway or a bicycle lane on a bridge or a bridge approach may not be used for the vending of merchandise or services. The rule will take effect immediately - January 3, 2024 Notice of Adoption - Vending on Bridges

Notice of Adoption - Rulemaking Petition
NYC DOT adopted a rule describing the procedures by which the public may submit petitions for rulemaking pursuant to Section 1043(g) of the City Charter. The rule will become effective on November 15, 2023. Notice of Adoption - Rulemaking Petition

Notice of Adoption - Outdoor Dining (Emergency Rule)
NYC DOT adopted the following emergency rule relating the enforcement of the temporary Open Restaurant program. This rule will take effect immediately—September 12, 2023. Notice of Adoption - Outdoor Dining (Emergency Rule)

Notice of Adoption – Insurance Rule
NYC DOT adopted rule amending the Highway Rules. The rule will become effective on July 26, 2023. Notice of Adoption – Insurance Rule

Notice of Adoption – No Loading Zone
NYC DOT adopted a rule amending the Traffic Rules relating to parking in loading only zones. The rule will become effective on April 20, 2023. Notice of Adoption – No Loading Zone

NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Loading Zone Signage
The Notice was published in the City Record on January 5, 2023. The public hearing was held virtually on Tuesday, February 7 at 10 am. NYC DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment – Loading Zone Signage

Notice of Adoption – NYC DOT Penalty Schedule pursuant to Local Law 80
NYC DOT adopted rule amending the Penalty Schedule. The rule will become effective on September 3, 2022.
Notice of Adoption – NYC DOT Penalty Schedule pursuant to Local Law 80 (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Parking Meter Retrofit Rule
NYC DOT adopted a rule amending certain portions of the Traffic rules as they relate to parking meters, specifically “pay by plate” and “pay by display” in accordance with Local Law 171 of 2021. The rule became effective on August 17, 2022.
Notice of Adoption – Parking Meter Retrofit Rule (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Highway Rules and Penalty Schedule
NYC DOT adopted rules amending the Highway Rules and Penalty Schedule. The rule became effective on August 19, 2022.
Notice of Adoption – Highway Rules and Penalty Schedule (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Permanent Carshare Rule
NYC DOT adopted rules amending the Traffic Rules relating to the permanent carshare parking program. The rule became effective on May 25, 2022.
Notice of Adoption – Permanent Carshare Rule (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Various Amendments to the Traffic Rules
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to removing bicycles left unattended on bike racks, requiring vehicles and bicycles to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks when traffic controls are not in place or in operation, and adding an exception to the prohibition on the obstruction of New York State license plates. Additionally, Chapter 8 of Title 34 of the RCNY is repealed. The rules became effective on January 19, 2022.
Notice of Adoption – Various Amendments to the Traffic Rules (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Moped and Moped Share Systems Rule
NYC DOT adopted rules amending the Traffic Rules relating to mopeds and moped share systems. The rule became effective on December 14, 2021.
Notice of Adoption – Moped and Moped Share Systems Rule (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Theatre District Zone Rules
NYC DOT adopted rules amending the Traffic Rules relating to the Theatre District Zone. The rule became effective on December 9, 2021.
Notice of Adoption – Theatre District Zone Rules (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program Rules
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program rules. The rule became effective on October 29, 2021.
Notice of Adoption – Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program Rules (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Amendment to the Traffic Rules Relating to Autonomous Vehicles
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to the demonstration or testing of motor vehicles with autonomous vehicle technology on any public highway in the city of New York. The rule became effective on September 7, 2021.
Notice of Adoption - Amendment to the Traffic Rules Relating to Autonomous Vehicles (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – NYC DOT Penalty Schedule 2020 Update
NYC DOT adopted rules updating DOT’s Penalty Schedule for violations that are adjudicated at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. The rule became effective on January 2, 2021.
Notice of Adoption - NYC DOT Penalty Schedule 2020 Update (pdf)

Notice: Transportation Data Collection Resumption in New York City
The purpose of this memorandum is to lift the temporary moratorium on typical transportation data collection implemented by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) in March 2020, as well as to provide guidelines for future data collection.
Notice: Transportation Data Collection Resumption in New York City (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Temporary Emergency Food Delivery Program
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to Traffic Rules exempting drivers and vehicles delivering frees meals to participants in the NYCEM temporary emergency food delivery program from parking and standing rules for a period of up to 20 minutes. The rule became effective on September 21, 2020.
Notice of Adoption -Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Temporary Emergency Food Delivery Program

Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Plaza Exclusive Seating Pilot Program
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to a pedestrian plaza exclusive seating pilot program at the following five plaza :(1) Fordham Pedestrian Plaza, (2) Myrtle-Cooper Pedestrian Plaza, (3) Myrtle-Wyckoff Pedestrian Plaza, (4) Diversity Pedestrian Plaza, and (5) Corona Pedestrian Plaza. The program will allow for no more than 20% of all seating in the pedestrian plaza where there is a concession to be reserved for patrons, subject to DOT review and approval. The rule became effective on April 15, 2020.
Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Plaza Exclusive Seating Pilot Program (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Double Parking provisions
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to double parking provisions. The rule became effective on March 8, 2020.
Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Double Parking (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Bus Stop Permits
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to updating provisions of the Traffic Rules to conform with Local Law 175 of 2018, which requires sight-seeing bus operators to apply for on-street Bus Stop Permits from the New York City Department of Transportation and updating the parkway permit rule to allow heavier vehicles on the Belt Parkway. The rule became effective on February 9, 2020.
Notice of Adoption relating to Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Bus Stop Permits (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to the establishment of curb regulations regarding electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The rule took effect on June 17, 2019.
Notice of Adoption relating to Establishment of Curb Regulations Regarding Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Amending Traffic Rules--Placards
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to misuse and fraudulent use of authorized parking permits. The rule took effect on June 12, 2019.
Notice of Adoption relating to Misuse and Fraudulent Use of Authorized Parking Permits (pdf)

Notice of Adopted Rules Relating to Amending Provisions of the Highway Rules
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to amending provisions of the Highway Rules to clarify existing requirements in section 2-07 and establish new requirements relating to street openings and excavations in section 2-11 of Chapter 2 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. The rule became effective on April 5, 2019.
Notice of Adoption – HIQA Rules (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Horse Drawn Cab Passenger Boarding Areas
NYC DOT adopted rules amending the Traffic Rules as they relate to horse drawn cab passenger boarding areas. The rule took effect on February 15, 2019.
Notice of Adoption relating to Horse Drawn Cab Passenger Boarding Areas (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – CBU Rule Update
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to amending provisions of the Traffic Rules to conform with the requirements of Local Law 91 of 2017 relating to bicycles used for commercial purposes. The rule became effective on August 25, 2018.
Notice of Adoption – CBU Rule Update (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Bicycle Sharing System
NYC DOT adopted rules clarifying that a bicycle sharing system must not operate in NYC without NYC DOT’s prior written authorization. The rule took effect on August 16, 2018.
Notice of Adoption – Bicycle Sharing System (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Designated Use Parking Signage
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to designated use parking signage. The rule took effect on August 1, 2018.
Notice of Adoption – Designated Use Parking Signage (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Pedal-Assist Bicycles
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to pedal-assist bicycles. The rule took effect on July 28, 2018.
Notice of Adoption – Pedal-Assist Bicycles (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Shipping Container Trucks Rule
NYC DOT adopted the rule to allow oversized trucks hauling sealed shipping containers to travel to or from New Jersey across the Goethals Bridge to or from the Howland Hook Global Container Terminal in Staten Island on a legal, safe route along the streets of New York. This rule became effective on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
Notice of Adoption – Shipping Containers Trucks Rules (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Carshare
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to the implementation of a carshare parking pilot program at designated on-street and off-street locations. The rules took effect on October 11, 2017.
Notice of Adoption – Carshare (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – NYC DOT Penalty Schedule
NYC DOT adopted rules to relocate the NYC DOT Penalty Schedule from the OATH/ECB rules. The rules took effect on October 1, 2017.
Notice of Adoption – NYC DOT Penalty Schedule 2017 (pdf) See the 2017 Penalty Schedule with OATH Codes (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Update to NYC DOT Traffic Rules
NYC DOT adopted rules to update several provisions of the Traffic Rules that have become obsolete because of changes in the law, and added updated parking requirements. The rules took effect on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
Notice of Adoption – Update to NYC DOT Traffic Rules (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Amendment to NYC DOT Ferry Rules relating to Boarding Requirements
NYC DOT adopted rules amending the Ferry Rules and setting forth boarding requirements for the Staten Island Ferry. The rules took effect on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
Notice of Adoption – Amendment to NYC DOT Ferry Rules relating to Boarding Requirements (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Amendment to NYC DOT Traffic Rules relating to Pedestrian Control Signals
NYC DOT adopted rules that comport with newly enacted section 19-195 of the NYC Administrative Code regarding pedestrian control signals. The rules took effect on Sunday, February 19, 2017.
Notice of Adoption – Amendment to NYC DOT Traffic Rules relating to Pedestrian Control Signals (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – Amendments to NYC DOT’s Highway Rules
NYC DOT adopted rules to provide clearer, more concise language and to update sections 2-01 through 2-09, 2-11 through 2-14, and 2-20 of the Highway Rules. The rules took effect on Sunday, August 7, 2016.
Notice of Adoption – Amendments to NYC DOT’s Highway Rules (pdf)

Notice of Adoption – NYC DOT Pedestrian Plaza Rules
NYC DOT adopted rules that create a regulatory framework for the Department’s pedestrian plazas by adding definitions to section 4-01 and a new section 4-16 to the Department’s rules. The rules, among other things, formalize an application process by which the Department will designate pedestrian plazas; impose uniform rules of conduct for all pedestrian plazas; and create specific rules for the Times Square Pedestrian Plaza. The rules took effect on Monday, June 20, 2016.
Notice of Adoption – NYC DOT Pedestrian Plaza Rules (pdf)

NYC DOT Regulatory Agenda FY 2024

Pursuant to Sections 1042 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, see NYC DOT’s CAPA Regulatory Agenda for Fiscal Year 2024. NYC DOT’s regulatory agenda was published in the City Record on May 17, 2023. NYC DOT’s CAPA Regulatory Agenda for Fiscal Year 2024