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September 1, 2021


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Homeowner Relief Program Launches

Today, the 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 home.

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

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