Department announced the launch of a Homeowner Relief Program
for one- and two-family homes across the five boroughs. This new
program helps small homeowners avoid violations and fines by
giving them the opportunity to fix code issues at their homes
discovered during DOB inspections.
Now when a DOB inspector finds a violating condition at a one-
and two-family home, property owners who are eligible for the
program will not immediately be issued violations. Instead they
will be informed of what the violating condition is, and be
ordered to fix the issue within 60 days. If the problem is
fixed, the issue will be dismissed.
The new program
is open to all owners of one- and two-family homes that have not
received a DOB-issued violation in the past five years, and also
to new owners who have recently purchased a one- or two-family
In addition, the
Department is announcing rule changes to expand our existing
curable violation program, and the start of a new property owner
resource letter program, giving New Yorkers more opportunities
and information to keep their buildings safe and up to Code!
Find out more details in our Service Notice
See what people are saying about it in our Press Release
Read all about it in the New York Daily News