Pursuant to Local Law 160 of 2017, the Department of Buildings will now be enforcing section 28-105.1.2
DENIAL OF PERMITS FOR CERTAIN ARREARS.
The commissioner shall not issue a permit for a new building, demolition, place of assembly or major alteration that will change the use, egress or occupancy for a property if $25,000 or more in covered arrears is owed to the city with respect to such property or if the owners of such property owe, in aggregate, $25,000 or more in covered arrears to the city, provided that, where a dwelling unit within a property is owned as a condominium or held by a shareholder of a cooperative corporation under a proprietary lease, covered arrears owed to the city for such unit shall not be considered covered arrears owed to the city for such property.
For the purposes of this section, the term “covered arrears” may include any of the following, but shall not include any such items that are currently in the appeals process:
1. Unpaid fines, civil penalties or judgments entered by a court of competent jurisdiction or the environmental control board pursuant to chapter 2 of this title or chapter 2 of title 28 of the code; and
2. Unpaid and past due fees or other charges lawfully assessed by the commissioner.
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