Amendments to the Rules Governing the Impound of Motor Vehicles by DSNY

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Friday, November 8, 2013
Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 



Statement of Basis and Purpose


The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation is authorized to adopt rules relating to the cleanliness of the streets and the disposal of waste pursuant to section 753 of the New York City Charter. Pursuant to §§ 16-119 (e) and (g) of the New York City Administrative Code, the Commissioner is authorized to promulgate rules governing the impoundment and release of vehicles.


The purpose of the proposed rule amendment is to expand the Department's existing rules governing impoundment procedures to cover other applicable violations under Title 16 of the New York Administrative Code beyond impoundments performed pursuant to § 16-119 of the Code. Since the initial rules regarding the impoundment of vehicles for violations of the illegal dumping law were originally promulgated, the number of laws that authorize the Department to impound vehicles has increased. This rule amendment will update the Department's rules to address additional circumstances in which the Department is authorized to impound vehicles.



Public Hearing

Opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the rule governing the impoundment of motor vehicles by the department.

Public Hearing Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2013 -
9:30am to 10:30am

Ellen Cooper, Associate Counsel
Bureau of Legal Affairs
New York City Department of Sanitation
125 Worth Street, Room 710
New York, New York 10013

125 Worth Street, Room 819
New York, NY 10013