A FDNY violation is an official notice that a property is not in compliance with the New York City Fire Code and/or Fire Department Rules. Some infractions are minor, while others can create dangerous situations resulting in immediate action by the Fire Department or even the issuance of a criminal summons. Violations can be found during an FDNY inspection or based on complaints to the City. The following types of violations are issued/ordered in New York City: FDNY Summons, Criminal Court Summons, Violation Order and a Vacate Order.
If you receive a FDNY Summons, the unsafe condition must be corrected and proof of the correction must be provided to the FDNY.
To avoid penalty and a hearing, a condition must be corrected and a Certification of Correction must be received by FDNY within 35 days from the date the violation originally was issued. After 35 days, you will be required to appear for a hearing at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings and must bring all proof of corrections to the hearings.
Please submit your proof of correction and Certification to:
Bureau of Legal Affairs
Administrative Enforcement Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201
If you receive a Criminal Court Summons, you must appear at New York City Criminal Court- Summons Part as indicated on the summons.
If you receive a Violation Order and/or a Vacate Order, please contact and send all proof of correction to the issuing FDNY unit indicated on the Order or to the FDNY Customer Service Desk at FDNY.BusinessSupport@fdny.nyc.gov.
The FDNY can provide copies of violations. To ensure quick delivery, be sure to complete the Copy of Violation Request Form and attach all required documents. Please note, Vacate Orders can be obtained only in person. For additonal information or questions, contact the Fire Department.
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