This bill increases the penalty amount that the Department of Buildings (DOB) can issue when an owner is found to have illegally converted a dwelling unit that is classified for permanent residential use. The civil penalties will now range from $10,000 to $50,000 for each violation. In addition, a $2,000 civil penalty can be issued for each day that the violation is not corrected.
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Int. No. 554
By Council Members Rosenthal, Rodriguez, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Chin, Kallos, Rivera, Holden and Yeger
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to civil penalties for illegal conversions of dwelling units from permanent residences
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Item 16 of section 28-201.2.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 45 for the year 2012, is amended to read as follows:
16. A violation of section 28-210.3 [that involves more than one dwelling unit or a second or subsequent violation of section 28-210.3 by the same person at the same dwelling unit or multiple dwelling].
§ 2. Section 28-201.2.1 of chapter 2 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new item 16.1 to read as follows:
16.1 The civil penalty for a violation of section 28-210.3 shall be not less than $10,000 nor more than $50,000. In addition to such civil penalty, a separate additional penalty may be imposed of not more than $2,000 for each day that the violation is not corrected.
§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.
SAK (2015)/MMB (2017)
NEW LS # 10
LS #3947/Int. 826/2015
11/27/17 12:30 p.m.