Resolve Violations Without A Court Hearing Respondents who receive a Department of Buildings (DOB) violation, and wish to admit the charge, will not have to attend a hearing at the Environmental Control Board (ECB).
Respondents who choose to plead guilty can pay the minimum penalty by mail any time before – or on the day of – the scheduled hearing at ECB. To present a defense in response to the violation, attend the hearing at ECB on the date provided.
NOTE: After you admit to the violation and pay the penalty, you will still need to correct the violating conditions and submit a certificate of correction to the Department of Buildings. Uncorrected violations are subject to re-inspection, additional violations and fines.
For additional information contact:
Department of Buildings Administrative Enforcement Unit 280 Broadway, 1st Floor New York, NY 10007 (212) 393-2405 8:30am - 4:00pm
Environmental Control Board (ECB) ECB offices are open Monday through Friday 8:00am – 3:30pm (hearings) 8:00am – 5:00pm (general information) Website: www.nyc.gov/ecb Telephone: 1-844-OATH-NYC (628-4692)