DOB Complaints and Violations

Individuals can log 311 complaints for building-specific issues, and DOB inspectors may issue violations for any resulting infractions. These violations are tied to a hearing and possible fine from the Environmental Control Board. Failure to close DOB violations may result in escalated penalties, hold up a transaction or refinance, and will prevent issuance of a Final Certificate of Occupancy.

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Quick Facts

  • The DOB regulates over 1,000,000 buildings across all five boroughs
  • Over 30 individual units comprise DOB operations – and most have their own acronyms!
  • The DOB investigates thousands of 311 complaints each month.

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