Beginning August 5, 2020, DOB will deny initial work permits for multiple dwellings where the Department has issued a summons for submitting a false statement on a Plan/Work Application (PW1) regarding the occupancy status of the building (Section 26 of the PW1) or performing Work Without a Permit while the building was occupied. The one-year permit restriction will apply if the summons was issued on or after December 5, 2019 – the effective date of Local Law 114 of 2019. The restriction will remain in effect for one year from the issuance of the summons. However, the permit restriction can be removed before the one-year timeframe if the summons is dismissed by OATH.
This specific Law relates to the denial of permits for false statements and/or Work Without a Permit. Similarly, any properties flagged for LL 114/19 Permit Restriction can apply for Exceptions. If none are applicable, the applicant cannot proceed with the permit. See the full list of Exceptions and check out the DOB’s Service Notice for more information on this restriction attached in PDFs below.
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