Regulations Updates on Stop Work Orders

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If you’ve received a recent stop work order on your building renovations in NYC and are considering continuing with the work to spite the fines and penalties, you may want to reconsider. The city of New York increased the fines as of June 18, 2018 by $1,000 and $2,000 respectively. 

New Fines for Stop Work Order Violations 

If you choose to have your maintenance men, contractors or other renovation and repair contractors continue work prior to having your violation corrected, you will be facing higher fines. The penalty for violating a stop the first time is $6,000. The old fine was $5,000. For every time you are caught violating your stop work order before the violation has been corrected, you will receive an additional $12,000 fine. The previous fine for additional violations of a stop work order was $10,000.
 

Paying Your Stop Work Order Violation Fine 

If you are fined for violating a stop work order in any of the five boroughs of NYC, you will need to pay your fine. NYC Department of Buildings states that you must pay your fines in order to get a work permit.

If you would like to request a waiver or apply for a fee reduction for the increased fines levied by NYC Buildings, you will need to fill out the L2 Form  

Getting Your Stop Work Order Violations Corrected 

The best way to avoid fines associated with violating a stop work order is to not restart work on your building until the violation has been corrected. Thankfully, John Farr offers fast, effective corrections of stop work orders for plumbing and gas lines so that you can get back to work on your renovations and upgrades. John Farr can review your violation, pull the appropriate permits and correct any mistakes and/or safety violations. Once everything has been corrected, he will provide you with paperwork stating that the violation has been remedied so that you can submit it to NYC Buildings.

To learn more about how John Farr can correct your plumbing violations and stop work orders, call him at 917-324-2535. He will come out to your property, evaluate your violation and provide you with an estimate for free, and he always answers his phone personally so that you never have to talk to a computer. 

To get your illegal basement violation, gas company violation, gas boiler violation or any building violations in NYC removed, call John Farr at 917-324-2535. 

 

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