Pay Fines and Fees

Pay Fines Online

Important Information about Opportunity to Cure/Curable Violations
Under a new law, a business has the opportunity to certify that it has cured (corrected) identified first-time, signage-related violations and settle the violations without penalty. In order to pay no penalty for curable violations, a business must plead guilty to the violation, correct the violation within 30 days of the inspection date, and submit a Cure Certification to DCA as proof that the business cured the violation.

Refer to your Offer of Settlement letter, which will include information about curable violations. You can cure a DCA violation online, in person, or by mail. Read Cure Law FAQs.

How do I pay a fine online?
Currently, the online service is available through 5 p.m. on the business day before your scheduled hearing. You must have received notification from DCA—for example, an Offer of Settlement letter—in order to pay a fine online. Once you have received notification, follow these three steps to pay a DCA violation fine online:

  1. Go to nyc.gov/mylicense
  2. After you register/login, scroll to the blue Businesses - DCA box and select “Access My Account.” [see screenshot]
  3. In the section Search by Record Information [see screenshot], enter your Record Number* and follow the instructions to pay a violation [see screenshot].

*Refer to the correspondence you received for Record Number.
  • Offer of Settlement: Enter Case number (bottom of letter) followed by Year (-2016) followed by –ADJC. Example: 123-2016-ADJC [see sample].
  • Consent Order or Decision: Enter Case Number (or Record No.).
  • Payment Due: Enter Case Number. Example: PL012345678-ADJC
Tips:
  • For best results, leave “Agency” and “Record Type” fields blank, change the “Start Date” to 01-01-2011, and leave the “End Date” as is.
  • For all record types, under Action, click “Pay Fees Due” to make payment. Status will appear as:
    • “Ready for Payment” (Offer of Settlement)
    • “Consent Order” (Consent Order)
    • “Decision” (Decision)
  • If your search does not yield the record for payment, the record may not be available for online payment. Call 311 (212-NEW-YORK outside NYC) and ask for “NYC Online Licensing Service - Assistance and PIN Request.” Assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You must pay in person on the day of a scheduled hearing. Follow the “Pay in person” instructions on your Offer of Settlement.

Note: To pay a fine online:
  • You must pay with a credit card. Credit cards accepted include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card. Credit card payments are subject to a convenience fee. You cannot pay by electronic check.
  • You cannot use a credit card to make an installment payment to DCA. You can use a credit card to pay a balance in full.
  • If you need to make payment to more than one record, you must submit payments separately. Each record is a separate credit card transaction.

Pay Fees Online

How do I pay a fee online?
You must have received notification from DCA—for example, a letter regarding scale and/or petroleum inspection fees—in order to pay a fee online. Note: Record Number is the number below the bar code (bottom right corner of letter). Example: 123-2014-ENFO. Once you have received notification, follow these three steps to pay a DCA fee online:
  1. Go to nyc.gov/mylicense
  2. After you register/login, scroll to the blue Businesses - DCA box and select “Access My Account.” [see screenshot]
  3. In the section Search by Record Information [see screenshot], enter your Record Number and follow the instructions to pay a fee [see screenshot].

Pay In Person at the DCA Collections Division

Due to COVID-19 crisis, please monitor nyc.gov/DCWPAlerts for information about limited in-person assistance.


Penalty Schedules

View DCA Penalty Schedules in the Rules of the City of New York, Title 6, Chapter 6, Subchapter B.