In an effort to curtail the recent surge of construction injuries, the DOB has ramped up its stop work order issuances. Stop work order issuances increased three times faster than permit issuances from 2012-2016. Following approved plans and construction safety measures can prevent stop work orders. Project teams lose money when construction is stymied by a stop work order. Getting construction crews back up and running is critical. (more...)
The DOB announced a critical change to the way the Administrative Enforcement Unit handles DOB-ECB violation corrections. Going forward, the AEU will only issue two tickets for same day Certificate of Correction service, down from three. Secondly, the AEU will only issue same day Certificate of Correction tickets for Hazardous Class 1 Violations and violations eligible for a cure. Violations that fall outside of this scope will have to go into the slower drop off service. (more...)
On September 12th, 2016 the Department of Finance launched its 90-day amnesty program allowing subjects with unpaid ECB violations an opportunity to pay their fines at a reduced rate. Those that have lingering violations are encouraged to participate before the Department of Finance imposes strict collection measures that may include wage garnishment and even sale of property.