A Certificate of Correction can be submitted once the violating condition is corrected. The paper Certificate of Correction affidavit and statement forms must be submitted to the Department's Administrative Enforcement Unit (AEU) in DOB NOW using an eFiling account to login to and select the BIS Options portal. See the Certificate of Correction Request User Guide for more information.
The Certificate of Correction can be completed by the:
To certify correction, you must submit the following documents to AEU in DOB NOW:
For questions about a summons/violation, contact AEU's Customer Service Team at (212) 393-2405 or www.nyc.gov/dobhelp.
Immediately Hazardous (Class 1) Summonses
Class 1 summonses must be corrected immediately, and a Certificate of Correction must be filed with AEU to prove the violating condition(s) have been corrected. Immediately Hazardous (Class 1) Summonses issued at construction sites larger than 4-families that are not corrected and certified as corrected in a timely manner, face additional DOB civil penalties of $5,000 and re-inspections every 60 days.
Upon re-inspection, if it is determined the condition remains or an acceptable Certificate of Correction has not been filed with DOB, additional summonses may be issued.
To avoid the $5,000 DOB civil penalty and further re-inspections of the condition, certify the summons as corrected with AEU.
To pay an Immediately Hazardous civil penalty, login to eFiling, select Express Cashier Payments and Hazardous Violation Fees. Payment can be made by eCheck or credit card, which includes a 2% service charge. In-person payments will no longer be accepted. A copy of the receipt must be submitted with a Certificate of Correction request.
Immediately Hazardous Illegal Conversion Violation/Summons
To limit the imposition of additional daily penalties ($1,000/day), certify correction as soon as possible. You do not have to wait until the hearing.
Work Without a Permit Violation/Summons
You must pay additional DOB civil penalties before your Certificate of Correction will be approved or provide proof of a penalty waiver.
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AEU2: Certificate of Correction
Use this form to certify correction of a violation/summonses issued by Department of Buildings and scheduled for a hearing at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).
AEU20: Statement in Support of Certificate of Correction
Use this form when preparing the required statement(s) to accompany the Certificate of Correction (AEU2 Form)
AEU3321: Certificate of Correction and Statement in Support of Site Safety Training
The AEU3321 form is used to certify the correction of summonses issued for failing to comply with training requirements pursuant to BC Section 3321.1 and/or Section 3321.2. The form combines the AEU2 (Certificate of Correction) and the AEU20 (Statement in Support). The AEU2 and AEU20 forms will not be accepted for summonses related to the site safety training requirements.