Forgiving Fines: The NYC Amnesty Program

The deadline to apply for amnesty through Forgiving Fines: the NYC Amnesty Program was December 12, 2016.

If you received a notice to correct compliance violations and have paid your Amnesty balance in full, you must continue to correct any compliance violations within 6 months of receiving your compliance notice. If you do not correct the conditions by the end of this 6 month period:

  • Your amnesty agreement will be canceled
  • You will owe the full pre-Amnesty balance of the violation including interest and default penalty, if applicable, for each violation
  • The Department of Finance will apply what you paid for the violation to the balance owed, but you may also be subject to enforcement to collect funds

If your correction was approved by the issuing agency, you need to notify Finance of the approval.

If you didn't apply for amnesty through Forgiving Fines or failed to pay the full amount owed on your amnesty violations, you have the option to apply for a settlement.