The curb is considered to be a part of the roadway and owned by the City of New York. The City accepts reports of curb conditions. You can report a curb that is damaged, illegally painted by a property owner to discourage parking, or illegally cut for a driveway. You must provide the exact street address of the property where the condition exists.
Property owners should ensure the curb is maintained, as it:
● Facilitates the life of the sidewalk
● Protects the sidewalks from vehicular traffic
● Channels water properly to catch basins
● Prevents erosion and ponding
Missing or damaged curbs should be replaced at the same time as the sidewalk is repaired, reconstructed, or installed.
The City will inspect the condition of the curb and sidewalk at the location. Property owners are responsible for the maintenance and repair of their sidewalk. If a sidewalk is found to be defective, the property owner will be notified.