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)
Telephone: 1-844-OATH-NYC (628-4692)

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