Amendment of Rules Regarding Immigration Assistance Services

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) proposes the amendment of Subchapter N, Chapter 5, Title 6 to reflect Local Law 63 for the Year 2017 (“Local Law 63”), which amended subchapter 14-a of chapter 5 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York (“Code”).  Among other things, Local Law 63 added required statements and information to the required written agreement,  lengthens the period of time provider must maintain a surety bond, contract of indemnity or irrevocable letter of credit, requires signage explaining a new mechanism for consumers to file complaints, renumbers the sections in Chapter 14-a (previously Chapter 14), and increases penalties.

Specifically, the proposed rules:

  • Replace “type” with “font.”
  • Replace “consultant” with “provider.”
  • Update Code references.
  • Remove a section about size of letters on signage.
  • Delete a requirement that providers post a sign regarding how to file a DCA complaint.
  • Amend the surety sign requirement.
  • Update the penalty schedule.


Sections 1043, 2203(f) and 2203(h)(1) of the New York City Charter and Section 20-779.3 of the Code authorize the Department of Consumer Affairs to make these proposed rules.


Public Hearing

.Amendment of Rules Regarding Immigration Assistance Services

Public Hearing Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Casey Adams, 212-436-0095,

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004