The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) promotes public safety, community, livability, housing affordability, and other issues concerning those who live in or visit New York City. The multi-agency team provides innovative, solutions-oriented enforcement against harmful illegal industries and activities that one agency alone cannot address. Our dedicated and highly qualified law enforcement professionals, inspectors, investigators, and attorneys promote public safety through enforcement and by proactively fostering community relationships through educational outreach.

Laws and Regulations

The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement relies on a wide array of laws and regulations to carry out its mission of supporting livable communities across New York City. Our inspection teams - comprised of staff members from the New York City Department of Buildings, the New York City Fire Department, the New York City Finance Department's Sheriff's Office and the New York City Police Department - work in tandem with legal and research teams staffed by the Law Department and the Office of Special Enforcement. Together, these partner agencies enforce a wide array of laws and regulations, including: