Permit Denials for Property Owners with $25,000 or More Owed to the City of New York

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Permit Denials for Property Owners with $25,000 or More Owed to the City of New York


As of March 1, 2021, as required by Local Law 160 of 2017, the Department will deny New Building and Alteration-1 permits in DOB NOW if $25,000 or more is owed to City.


Amount owed may include any of the following that are not currently in the appeals process:

  • Unpaid fines, civil penalties, or judgments entered by a court or OATH.
  • Unpaid and past due fees or other charges assessed by DOB.


The PW1 form will ask the following questions:

  • Are $25,000 or more in covered arrears, that are not currently in the appeals process, owed to the City with respect to the property for which the permit is being sought?
  • Do the owners of the property owe, in aggregate, $25,000 or more in covered arrears to the City?