What's a Violation Order?
A Violation Order is an FDNY infraction typically issued for imminent safety hazards. Unlike FDNY Notices of Violation, there is no associated ECB hearing with Violation Orders. This means there is also no initial financial penalty.
Violation Order copies include a freeform violation description (as opposed to the standard Violating Condition checkboxes in a Notice of Violation), required remedy, and an explicit correction period. If written copies of Violation Orders are unavailable, the FDNY will typically provide a printout with fewer details and direct inquiries to the issuing District Office.
Violation Orders are currently shown by the letter E followed by a six-digit numerical string.
How do I correct a Violation Order?
- Comply with the Order within the given timeframe (forthwith/immediately - 90 days)
- File required paperwork or contact the issuing inspector for re-inspection
- If the infractions are corrected, the inspector will dismiss the VO
Failure to correct the VO within the given timeframe will result in a Criminal Summons, which can lead to penalties in criminal court.
Why does my Violation Orders page look different?
Throughout the years, the FDNY has changed the way they process and store information, including Violation Orders.
In an effort to bring your team the most updated data for your properties, we've combined historical Violation Order information from previous sources with new information from FDNY Business. Because of this, you may see different Record Name types (for example, beginning with the year instead of a letter). That said, we're also bringing in available VO copies with even more helpful details.
If you have any questions about the information in your account, don't hesitate to reach out to our team for assistance.
What does my Violation Order status mean?
SiteCompli provides information on the latest known status of Violation Orders from FDNY Business, as well as historical data from previous FDNY sources:
- Active: This Violation Order is currently active, according to the FDNY's latest records.
- Dismissed: This Violation Order was cured or dismissed, according to the FDNY's latest records.
- Historical Open: This Violation Order was active according to previous sources from the FDNY. And the status may be updated as the information in FDNY Business changes.
- Historical Closed: This Violation Order was closed or dismissed according to previous sources from the FDNY. VO's are expected to remain closed, but if there are any updates to this record in FDNY Business, SiteCompli will reflect the changes.