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.