Starting March 4, 2021, the DOB will deny permits to multiple dwellings with “excessive violations.” Additionally, as of March 1, 2021, the DOB will deny New Building and Alteration-CO permits for any building where more than $25,000 in covered arrears is owed to the city.
The form must include the name and business address of each owner of the subject property, a list of properties owned by each owner, and whether each owner “owes covered arrears to the City for each property and the amount of the covered arrears owed.”
If you own more properties than the available space on the above form, you can use the Supplemental Property Ownership Certification form.
Per our previous update on this rule, covered arrears include unpaid fines, civil penalties, or judgments entered by a court or OATH (ECB), and unpaid and past due fees or other charges assessed by DOB. It does not include anything that is currently in the appeals process.
You can review what’s currently outstanding at your buildings for much of the above using your SiteCompli or InCheck account:
- Fines owed associated with an OATH hearing
- Open DOB violations that may carry specific civil penalties
Once your forms are set, you’ll be able to upload them as a single file under the Documents tab of the Plans/Work (PW1) application.
The Department will be conducting a sweep of construction sites for safety violations, issuing violations, and possible shutdowns as applicable. They will also be distributing “Worker Alert” information at sites.