Public Hearings & Comments

Comments are made available for public inspection in accordance with the City Administrative Procedure Act. Comments may be submitted online through the NYC Rules website; by email to rulecomments@dca.nyc.gov; by mail to Carlos Ortiz, Director of Legislative Affairs, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, 42 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10004; by fax at 347-788-4689; or by speaking at a public hearing.

If you would like to be notified on our upcoming public hearings, please email rulecomments@dca.nyc.gov to be added to our email distribution list.

Notices

September 14, 10:00 a.m.
Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Rulemaking Petitions
DCA is proposing to add new rules to implement Section 1043(g) of the New York City Charter, which permits any person to petition a city agency to consider the adoption of any rule and requires each agency to have rules creating a procedure for such petitions.

  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 1 646 558 8656. Meeting Number: 832 9147 1594.
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please follow the online link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83291471594
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

 

September 28
Public Opportunity to Comment on Repeal of Home Improvement Salesperson Requirement
DCA is proposing a new rule that would repeal all references to home improvement salespersons in the Department’s rules. Local Law 31 of 2020 repealed the licensing requirement for home improvement salespersons. This rule is necessary to implement Local Law 31.

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

 

September 30, 10:00 a.m.
Public Hearing on Proposed Rules to Amend Tobacco & Electronic Retail Dealer Penalty Schedules
DCA is proposing amendments to the Department’s penalty schedules related to tobacco retail dealers and electronic cigarette retail dealers to incorporate recent changes made to New York State law.

  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 1 646 558 8656. Meeting Number: 867 5142 5312
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please follow the online link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86751425312
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

October 5, 10:00 a.m.
Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Sightseeing Buses
DCA is proposing amendments to existing sightseeing bus rules to implement Local Law 176 of 2018 relating to sightseeing buses and sightseeing bus drivers and to update and modernize the Department’s sightseeing bus rules.

  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 1 646 558 8656. Meeting Number: 878 8120 3148
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please follow the online link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87881203148
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

 


Archived Public Comments

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules regarding the Prohibition of Cashless Establishments
Public Hearing Date: August 3, 2020
View comments received by DCA.
Note: There is no transcript because no one testified during this public hearing.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules on Price Gouging
Public Hearing Date: June 12, 2020
View comments received by DCA.
Read transcript on public hearing on price gouging.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules regarding Stoop Line Stands
Public Hearing Date: June 12, 2020
No comments received by DCA.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules regarding the Consumer Protection Law Penalty Schedule
Public Hearing Date: April 17, 2020
No comments received by DCA.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules regarding Debt Collectors
Public Hearing Date: April 10, 2020
No comments received by DCA.

Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Penalty Schedule
Public Hearing Date: April 6, 2020
No comments received by DCA.

Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing General Vendors
Public Hearing Date: March 25, 2020
View comments received by DCA.

Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing Process Servers
Public Hearing Date: February 28, 2020
View comments received by DCA.
Read transcript on public hearing on process servers.

Proposed Rules Regarding Posting of Prices by Laundry Licensees
Public Hearing Date: January 23, 2020
View comments received by DCA.
Read transcript on public hearing on laundry licensees.


Proposed Rules to Clarify the Obligations of Mobile Car Wash Operators
Public Hearing Date: November 22, 2019
No comments received by DCA.

Proposed Rules Clarifying Recordkeeping Requirements for Secondhand Automobile Dealers
Public Hearing Date: October 30, 2019
View comments received by DCA.

Proposed Rules Prohibiting Deceptive Trade Practices by Certain For-Profit Schools
Public Hearing Date: October 17, 2019
View comments received by DCA.
Read transcript on proposed rules prohibiting deceptive trade practices by certain for-profit schools.

Proposed Rules Governing Ticket Sellers
Public Hearing Date: September 16, 2019
View comments received by DCA.
Read transcript on proposed rules governing ticket sellers hearing.

Amendment of Amusement Devices Rules
Public Hearing Date: August 29, 2019
No comments received by DCA.

Amendments to the Penalty Schedule for the Sales of Petroleum Products
Public Hearing Date: August 7, 2019
No comments received by DCA.

Amendment of Sidewalk Cafe Rules
Public Hearing Date: August 5, 2019
No comments received by DCA.

Amendment of License Enforcement Rules
Public Hearing Date: July 18, 2019
View comments received by DCA.
Read transcript on rules hearing on license enforcement.

Amendment of Rules Governing Governing Auctioneers and Auction Houses
Public Hearing Date: June 3, 2019
View comments received by DCA.

Amendment of Rules Governing Tax Preparers
Public Hearing Date: May 9, 2019
View comments received by DCA.

Proposed Rules on Deceptive Advertising by For-Profit Educational Institutions
Public Hearing Date: April 4, 2019
View comments received by DCA.

Amendment of Bail Bond Disclosure Requirements
Public Hearing Date: March 29, 2019
View comments received by DCA.

Amendment of Rules Governing Employment Agencies
Public Hearing Date: February 4, 2019
No comments received by DCA.

Amendment of Bail Bond Disclosure Requirements
Public Hearing Date: January 18, 2019
View comments received by DCA.

Injurious Conduct by Licensees
Public Hearing Date: January 9, 2019
View comments received by DCA.

Rules Relating to the Submission of Applications for Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealer Licenses
Public Hearing Date: December 13, 2018
No comments received by DCA.

Amendment of Rules Regarding Grounds for License Suspension and Revocation
Public Hearing Date: December 5, 2018
View comments received by DCA.

Amendment of Rules Regarding Immigration Assistance Services
Public Hearing Date: July 13, 2018
No comments received by DCA.

Penalty Schedule for Violation of Prohibition on Conversion Therapy
Public Hearing Date: June 11, 2018
View comments received by DCA.

Rule Amendment of Dealers in Second Hand Articles Penalty Schedule
Public Hearing Date: June 8, 2018
View comments received by DCA.

Rule Amendment of Consumer Protection Penalty Schedule for Violations of Provisions of Law relating to Cigarette Retailers
Public Hearing Date: June 6, 2018
No comments received by DCA.

Rule Related to Content and Inspection of Fuel Oil Printer Tickets
Public Hearing Date: May 21, 2018
View comments received by DCA.

Amendment of Rules Relating to Second-Hand Auto Dealers
Public Hearing Date: May 7, 2018
View comments received by DCA.

Rules Related to the Amendment of Consumer Affairs Penalty Schedule
Public Hearing Date: March 29, 2018
No comments received by DCA.

Rules Related to the Amendment of Rules Relating to Second-Hand Auto Dealers
Public Hearing Date: February 28, 2018
View comments received by DCA.

Rules Related to the Amendment of Rules Governing Commercial Garages and Parking Lots
Public Hearing Date: February 12, 2018
View comments received by DCA.

Rules Related to the Amendment of Rules Regulating Commercial Laundries
Public Hearing Date: January 16, 2018
View comments received by DCA.

Rules Related to the Implementation of the Fair Workweek Law
Public Hearing Date: November 17, 2017
View comments received by DCA.

Rules Related to the Implementation of the Pay Deductions Law
Public Hearing Date: November 17, 2017
View comments received by DCA.

Rules on Information Required to be Provided by Tax Preparers
Public Hearing Date: October 13, 2017
View comments received by DCA.

Rules on the Licensing of Ticket Sellers
Public Hearing Date: October 2, 2017
View comments received by DCA.

Rules on Amendment of Consumer Affairs Penalty Schedule
Public Hearing Date: June 26, 2017
View comments received by DCA.

Rule Related to Implementation of Freelance Isn’t Free Act
Public Hearing Date: May 31, 2017
View comments received by DCA.

Rules on Information Required to be Provided on Petroleum Product Signs
Public Hearing Date: March 31, 2017
View comments received by DCA.