DOB Construction – Jobs and Permits

What is a Vacate Order?

The City may issue Vacate Orders to properties that have illegal or dangerous conditions to ensure public safety. The time frame for a Vacate Order varies based on conditions. Violating a Vacate Order can result in initial fines of $5,000 or $10,000 for subsequent offenses. To lift a Vacate Order, contact the construction division in the borough where the property is located:

Bronx(718) 960-4730
Brooklyn(718) 802-3685 or (718) 802-3684
Manhattan(212) 393-2553
Queens(718) 286-8360
Staten Island(718) 420-5418

 

As of Fall 2017, Vacate Orders will include dates by which the owner must certify correction on all related violations.


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