Signs must comply with regulations outlined in the NYC Construction Codes, the NYC Zoning Resolution and the Rules of the City of New York.
Failure to comply may result in issuance violations and the assessing of fines. Illegal signs may be issued multiple violations returnable to the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, Hearings Division (OATH). For Class 1 violations, penalties for first time offenses are $10,000 each and subsequent violations are $25,000 each. For Class 2 violations, penalties for first time offenses typically range from $800-$1250 with increased subsequent penalties depending on the violation.
To resolve an OATH violation, you must:
Correct the conditions cited on the violation and certify correction with the Department
Note: Such violations must be corrected by a licensed sign hanger, if applicable.
Pay any applicable penalties to OATH and DOB