FDNY Violation Order
Are you a building owner who has recently received an FDNY Violation Order? If so, you may need clarification about what it is and what you need to do next. An FDNY Violation Order is a legal document that outlines any fire code violations found in your building during an inspection. We’ll explain exactly what an FDNY Violation Order is and how to address them.
What Is an FDNY Violation Order?
An FDNY Violation Order is issued by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) when they find discrepancies between the fire safety standards set by the New York City Administrative Code and fire safety protocols implemented in your building. These orders are typically issued after routine inspections or when responding to complaints about unsafe conditions in buildings.
The inspector will issue a Notice of Violation (NOV) when a violation is found. This document will outline all the violations found during their inspection and any corrective actions that must be taken for your building to comply with fire safety regulations. The NOV will also include the timeline for when these corrective actions must be completed.
How Can You Address an FDNY Violation Order?
Once you receive an NOV from the FDNY, you must take immediate action to correct any violations outlined in the document. Failure to comply with instructions on an NOV can result in fines and other legal consequences.
To avoid penalty and the need to appear before an Administrative Tribunal, you must correct any condition identified in a violation notice within 35 days of receipt. To prove corrections were made, submit your Certificate of Correction (instructions for filing available online) by this deadline; otherwise, you will need to attend a hearing at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings with proof that all conditions have been remedied.
As a building owner, receiving an NOV from the FDNY can feel overwhelming initially, but understanding what it is and how to address it doesn’t have to be difficult. An NOV is simply a document outlining any discrepancies between fire safety standards set by New York City law and fire safety protocols implemented in your building. Taking prompt action based on instructions outlined in the NOV can ensure compliance with these regulations and save you from potential fines or other legal repercussions. If you need help addressing any of your FDNY violations, contact your local licensed professionals today!
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