The City of New York reduced penalties and interest for certain awning and other accessory sign infractions issued by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) and judged by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings’ Environmental Control Board (ECB). The NYC Awning and Accessory Sign Amnesty Program allowed businesses and individuals to resolve certain outstanding DOB accessory sign violations that were in judgment if the violations have been corrected. The program ran from August 8, 2019, through February 4, 2020.
To be eligible for the amnesty program, violations must have be in judgment before May 10, 2019. Violations are in judgment if the City of New York has taken the legal step of filing a public record of your liability in court for the entire amount due, plus additional interest. Criminal violations and violations over $25,000 are excluded from the NYC Awning and Accessory Sign Amnesty Program. Violations resulting from a condition which created an imminent threat to public safety or health are not eligible for awning and accessory sign amnesty. Other limitations, exclusions, and eligibility requirements applied.