We cure all Building Violations such as Work Without a Permit and Illegal Apartment Violations in basement, cellar, or attic.
We resolve illegal construction, including illegal conversion of industrial space into a residential dwelling. We can help you comply with local laws and Building Code.
Our clientele range from home owners, co-op, condo, townhouse owners, architects, engineers, major corporations, attorneys, real estate brokers, contractors, building owners, building managers, building tenants renters and the general public.
Certain building violations require a permit to be obtained prior to correcting the violation and filing Certificate of Correction.
A permit to CURE a building violation requires contracting some or all of the following building violation professionals:
Plumber, Electrician, Surveyor and others.
Building violation professionals will prepare a complete Certificate of Correction package; and employ our expert staff of Filing Representatives to file Your completed Certificate of Correction for approval; or attend a hearing to fight to lessen your penalties; or dismiss them for eligible violations.
You decided to install new windows. You don't need a permit to replace glass. However, during installation contractor discovered that a window frame must be replaced. Contractor proceedes to replace the frame without obtaining a permit. This is a violation of Work Without a Permit.
Typical initial fine: up to $5000
Submit architectural plans, with an application for permit, and include the following items, when applicable to your specific property:
Cost Affidavit: Estimated - Required for all alteration aplications.
Asbestos ACP 7 or 5 or ASB 4 for legalization of demolition work completed prior to April 1, 1987.
LPC LandmarksApproval for landmark buildings. Requires BIS job # prior to LPC approval.
Loft Board Certificate for applications where the building is designated an Interim Multiple Dwelling (IMD) building by the Loft Board.
Environmental “E” - DEP Notice to Proceed for applications where work is to be performed on a lot designated with an “E” on the Zoning Map.
These items are subject to change and other requirements may apply.
Contact Us prior to start of work to find out if you need a permit, and which other forms you will need to file! We can manage your construction project compliance and approval.
In New York City, we interpret any residential building four (4) stories or higher to be a commercial building.
The Building Code considers a basement as a story and contributes to the total number of stories (see definition of “story above grade plane” in Building Code chapter 2). A cellar as defined by the Building Code does not constitute a story.
*** NOTE: Not all applicable laws are on our website.
Please consult one of our New York State licensed professional to determine which laws apply to your project(s).
Before hiring a professional to work on your residential home co-op condo townhouse or commercial property, owners should make sure that the individual holds a valid license with the City of New York.
Construction Information Panel - A New Requirement in New York City
Local Law 47 of 2013, codifying our Construction Information Panel Pilot Program. Now, citywide, standardized signage is making construction project information more accessible. By combining permit postings, contractor information and a project rendering into one simplified, easy-to-read, large panel, regulators have easier access to important information for enforcement — and neighbors have a quick and easy way to understand the changes underway in their neighborhoods.
Project sites with construction fences or sidewalk sheds permitted on or after July 1, 2013 must meet these new signage requirements that emphasize the type of work underway and highlight the project’s contact information.
The new, standardized construction fence panel and parapet signage designs consolidate permit postings and contractor signage – and improve the overall appearance of job sites for communities.
The new law also requires that all other signage be removed and posted within the construction site – except for standpipe signs and any signage required by law to be posted outside the site. In addition, these temporary structures must now be painted hunter green.
For detailed information regarding compliance requirements at permit renewal, exemptions for one-, two- and three-family projects, and design requirements for demolition projects, see Local Law 47 of 2013.
The Buildings Department hosts weekly informational sessions for residents to meet with Department representatives. Homeowners’ Night is every Tuesday night from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at each borough office, where several resources are available to assist homeowners and tenants in buying, renting, building, maintaining and greening their homes.
Effective since December 312014 NYC Construction Codes:
The NYC Construction Codes consist of the Building Code, Plumbing Code, Mechanical Code, Fuel and Gas Code, Electrical Code, and the Energy Conservation Code. New Special Inspection categories, registration and filing requirements will be in effect for Special Inspectors and Special Inspection Agencies (SIAs). Learn More
Local Law 87 of 2009 (LL 87/09), requiring Energy Audits for buildings that meet certain size and use requirements. These surveys and analyses reveal a building’s energy efficiency – and can be used to identify opportunities for improvement. Because buildings generate 75% of the City’s greenhouse gas emissions, LL 87/09 also carries a retrofitting requirement to better protect our environment.
To assist building owners in meeting these new requirements — and submitting the proper documentation — the building departments office can provided Energy Efficiency Reporting Tools. These templates are online (** Please find Link below to follow) to assist building owners in complying with these new requirements, as they implement the retro-fits that will make their properties more environmentally friendly.
Build it Back Program: Application + Permit Fees Waived Application and permit fees are waived for owners whose properties were damaged in Hurricane Sandy and who are rebuilding or repairing their homes through the City’s Build it Back (BIB) program. Learn More
"We received our violation report last week and were able to study it over the weekend and we were totally impressed. The delivery was prompt, the info was excellent...even the 311 caller complaints were included so that we know everything what is wrong with the property we were about to buy. We bought the report specifically to buy a home without violations to be approved for funding. We needed something to save us time from falling in love with a wrong house. We found that the building we were about to buy had a history of complaints about illegal conversions, so once we got out of the purchase offer, to find a better home, we can go to various buildings in the area and not have to be worried to waste our time...or worse buy a home with violations." Stan Shapiro, 7501 Ridge Blv, Brooklyn
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