Forgiving Fines: The NYC Amnesty Program 

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What was “Forgiving Fines: The NYC Amnesty Program”?

The three-month program authorized by Mayor de Blasio and the City Council allowed participants to resolve violations they received from New York City’s Department of Sanitation, Buildings, Transportation, Fire Department, Landmarks, Parks or other City of New York agencies and which had gone into judgment.*

The program, run by the New York City Department of Finance (DOF), expired on December 12, 2016.
*Violations must have been in judgment to have been eligible for amnesty.  This means the City of New York took the legal step of filing a public record of your liability in court for the entire amount due. After the filing, interest accrued.  The Amnesty Program did not include parking violations, criminal violations or violations over $25,000. Other limitations, exclusions and eligibility requirements applied. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact us at by email at nyc.gov/contactamnesty or call us at 212-440-5300 to discuss a refund.

You must pay for the additional violations within 30 days of receiving the email. Your application will not be processed without payment of all violations docketed before June 12, 2016. You must resolve all eligible violations to take advantage of the amnesty program.

Please contact us online at nyc.gov/contactamnesty or call us at 212-440-5300 to discuss the violations under your Amnesty ID that you believe do not belong to you. After you contact us, we will review the violations to determine whether they should be removed from your Amnesty ID.

The Forgiving Fines: NYC Amnesty Program is officially closed. However, you still have the option to apply for a settlement. To discuss a settlement, contact us at ecbcollections@finance.nyc.gov or call 212-440-5300.

After the certificate of correction is submitted to the agency that issued the violation, the issuing agency will contact ECB to reflect the change from Schedule B to Schedule A so you may pay for the violations.

If you believe that you owe additional violations that are eligible for amnesty, please contact us online at nyc.gov/contactamnesty or call us at 212-440-5300. Only violations that were in judgment no more than 90 days before the Amnesty Program began were eligible for amnesty. To be in judgment means that the City of New York took the legal step of filing a public record of your liability in court for the entire amount due were eligible for the program. Please also note that the Amnesty Program did not include parking violations, criminal violations or violations over $25,000. Other limitations, exclusions and eligibility requirements applied.


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