Storefront Awning, Marquee, Canopy, or Storm Enclosure Complaint

You can report an illegal storefront awning, marquee, canopy, or storm enclosure that does not follow code regulations. This includes awnings, marquees, and canopies with lights that shine too brightly into a residential building and storm enclosures. 

Storm enclosures are temporary vestibules that are placed outside of businesses, typically restaurants, from November 15 through April 15.

You can report storm enclosures that:

  • Do not have a permit
  • Are more than 18 inches beyond the street line
  • Are not removed after April 15

You cannot make light complaints anonymously. You must provide a phone number, specific address, the apartment number that's affected, and access for the inspector to investigate.

Violations are issued when appropriate.