DOT Proposed Amendment to DOT Penalty Schedule at OATH

Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Comment By: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation is authorized to issue rules regarding parking and traffic operations and highway operations in the City pursuant to Sections 1043 and 2903 of the New York City Charter.


Pursuant to Local Law 5 of 2018, the maximum civil penalty amounts relating to street construction, maintenance, repairs, obstructions and closures were increased significantly, particularly where public safety is involved.  Accordingly, DOT is seeking to increase certain penalty amounts for violations adjudicated at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.  The increased penalties are expected to increase compliance with the Department’s rules and thereby promote public safety in the street construction and maintenance process.


Specifically, the proposed rule will:

           increase the penalty amounts of 8 current violations;

           update the schedule as needed to reflect recently adopted rules and changes to the law; and

           provide clearer, more concise language in describing the penalties.


The DOT penalty schedule is being updated to increase penalty amounts, update descriptions, and add new penalties for the following: New York City Administrative Code sections 19-109, 19-121, 19-122, 19-123, 19-124, 19-147, 19-159.4, 19-170,  as well as sections 2-02, 2-05, 2-07, 2-09, 2-11 and 2-20 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York.

Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

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