Instructions for Form L2 "Requests for Overrides, Reductions, or Waivers of Civil Penalties for Work Without a Permit and Stop Work Order Violations" - New York City

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L2
INSTRUCTIONS
Purpose of form:
This form must be completed by the owner, or authorized designee, of the subject premises in order to request an override, reduction, or waiver of civil
penalties for work without a permit (WWP) or stop work order (SWO) violations. The form must be typewritten.
1 Job and Request Information
Owner, or authorized designee, must indicate the applicable job number and violation number.
Owner, or authorized designee, must indicate the reason for the request by selecting an applicable reason from the provided list shown
under the appropriate heading, depending upon whether the request is for a waiver, override, or reduction.
A copy of the violation, and any additional supporting documentation, must be provided with the request.
2 Location Information
A complete and accurate set of location information is required for all request forms. If the information provided is not consistent with the
location established during the application process, the request will not be processed.
3 Owner Information
Complete and accurate owner data is required for all request forms. If the information provided is not consistent with the owner data
established during the application process, the request will not be processed.
4 Affidavit of Reduction
If a reduction of the civil penalty fee is requested, an affidavit must be provided by a Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA)
regarding the status of work inspected. If the reduction request relates to a Limited Alteration Application (LAA), then the affidavit may be
submitted by another licensed professional such as a licensed plumber.
Supporting documentation, including a written description and at least four (4) supporting photographs, must be provided in order to describe
the work completed without benefit of a permit. Attach additional pages if more space is needed for the written description. Photographs
need to have been taken within two business days of inspection.
A copy of the violation must be attached.
The PE, RA or other licensed professional must indicate the date and time of inspection as well as the percentage of total work already
completed.
5 PE/RA/Other Licensee Applicant Data
If a reduction in the civil penalty is requested, the PE, RA, or other licensed professional providing the affidavit must complete this section,
including signature and professional seal.
6 Notary
A notarized signature is required for all request types.
Owner, or authorized designee, signature must be provided. All statements should be reviewed in detail before signed. Signature must be
accompanied by notarization.
1.
NRV - Civil Penalty Override does not address the resolution of the underlying violation for Work Without a Permit. Rather, an NRV override allows an applicant to
obtain a permit for work unrelated to that cited on the Work Without a Permit (WWP) violation. Where a work permit is being sought by a tenant/lessee or an owner
for a commercial space that neither addresses the existing work without a permit violation, nor is it connected to the violation in any way. The permit being sought
must be to the benefit of an occupant not cited in the notice of violation. For residential spaces this applies only to condominium or cooperative owners for work
inside individual units where the notice of violation was issued for a shared common space. *Space—A particular location, area, section of a building.
2.
REDT - Where the work completed without benefit of a permit constituted only a percentage of the total work. (Section #4 is required)
3.
LEG - Where work was performed without the benefit of a permit and applicant is seeking to legalize said work and no notice of violation was issued
4.
BFP - Where an applicant is representing that they are a bona fide purchaser and the work that resulted in the WWP violation was performed by a previous owner
5.
CPP - Where proof is submitted that the civil penalty was already fully paid
6.
DUPW - For another WWP violation that remains open and was issued for the same work and space. The initial violation requires payment
7.
ECB - Where a violation for WWP has been dismissed whether on substantive or technical grounds by the ECB tribunal.
8.
EWG - Emergency work performed by city agencies as directed by the Commissioner or work on unsafe buildings performed by an agency pursuant to a precept
9.
EWP - Emergency work performed without a permit, where an application for the work is filed with the Department within two business days after commencement of
work, except for emergency work described by Code
10.
EXP1 - Where a fence, shed or scaffold or other temporary construction equipment was installed with a valid permit and has expired
11.
EXP2 - When permits other than temporary construction equipment expired and there was no ongoing work
12.
GOV - Properties owned by Federal, NY State, NYC, other government or eligible public authorities
13.
TPT– HPD third party transfers, where a court issues a foreclosure judgment allowing the City to transfer title to a new owner. Civil penalties accrued prior to closing
of the transfer date should be waived
14.
SAPW - Sign amnesty penalty waiver (LL28 of 2019). Work Without a Permit violation (s) issued on or after December 28, 2017, for an accessory sign that neither
exceeds 150 square feet in area, measured on one face only, nor exceeds 1,200 pounds in weight
15.
SWBC - Commissioner has determined that the violation should not have been issued
16.
SWOE - Where the ECB violation issued for violating the SWO was dismissed for any reason
.
RV. 08/19
L2
INSTRUCTIONS
Purpose of form:
This form must be completed by the owner, or authorized designee, of the subject premises in order to request an override, reduction, or waiver of civil
penalties for work without a permit (WWP) or stop work order (SWO) violations. The form must be typewritten.
1 Job and Request Information
Owner, or authorized designee, must indicate the applicable job number and violation number.
Owner, or authorized designee, must indicate the reason for the request by selecting an applicable reason from the provided list shown
under the appropriate heading, depending upon whether the request is for a waiver, override, or reduction.
A copy of the violation, and any additional supporting documentation, must be provided with the request.
2 Location Information
A complete and accurate set of location information is required for all request forms. If the information provided is not consistent with the
location established during the application process, the request will not be processed.
3 Owner Information
Complete and accurate owner data is required for all request forms. If the information provided is not consistent with the owner data
established during the application process, the request will not be processed.
4 Affidavit of Reduction
If a reduction of the civil penalty fee is requested, an affidavit must be provided by a Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA)
regarding the status of work inspected. If the reduction request relates to a Limited Alteration Application (LAA), then the affidavit may be
submitted by another licensed professional such as a licensed plumber.
Supporting documentation, including a written description and at least four (4) supporting photographs, must be provided in order to describe
the work completed without benefit of a permit. Attach additional pages if more space is needed for the written description. Photographs
need to have been taken within two business days of inspection.
A copy of the violation must be attached.
The PE, RA or other licensed professional must indicate the date and time of inspection as well as the percentage of total work already
completed.
5 PE/RA/Other Licensee Applicant Data
If a reduction in the civil penalty is requested, the PE, RA, or other licensed professional providing the affidavit must complete this section,
including signature and professional seal.
6 Notary
A notarized signature is required for all request types.
Owner, or authorized designee, signature must be provided. All statements should be reviewed in detail before signed. Signature must be
accompanied by notarization.
1.
NRV - Civil Penalty Override does not address the resolution of the underlying violation for Work Without a Permit. Rather, an NRV override allows an applicant to
obtain a permit for work unrelated to that cited on the Work Without a Permit (WWP) violation. Where a work permit is being sought by a tenant/lessee or an owner
for a commercial space that neither addresses the existing work without a permit violation, nor is it connected to the violation in any way. The permit being sought
must be to the benefit of an occupant not cited in the notice of violation. For residential spaces this applies only to condominium or cooperative owners for work
inside individual units where the notice of violation was issued for a shared common space. *Space—A particular location, area, section of a building.
2.
REDT - Where the work completed without benefit of a permit constituted only a percentage of the total work. (Section #4 is required)
3.
LEG - Where work was performed without the benefit of a permit and applicant is seeking to legalize said work and no notice of violation was issued
4.
BFP - Where an applicant is representing that they are a bona fide purchaser and the work that resulted in the WWP violation was performed by a previous owner
5.
CPP - Where proof is submitted that the civil penalty was already fully paid
6.
DUPW - For another WWP violation that remains open and was issued for the same work and space. The initial violation requires payment
7.
ECB - Where a violation for WWP has been dismissed whether on substantive or technical grounds by the ECB tribunal.
8.
EWG - Emergency work performed by city agencies as directed by the Commissioner or work on unsafe buildings performed by an agency pursuant to a precept
9.
EWP - Emergency work performed without a permit, where an application for the work is filed with the Department within two business days after commencement of
work, except for emergency work described by Code
10.
EXP1 - Where a fence, shed or scaffold or other temporary construction equipment was installed with a valid permit and has expired
11.
EXP2 - When permits other than temporary construction equipment expired and there was no ongoing work
12.
GOV - Properties owned by Federal, NY State, NYC, other government or eligible public authorities
13.
TPT– HPD third party transfers, where a court issues a foreclosure judgment allowing the City to transfer title to a new owner. Civil penalties accrued prior to closing
of the transfer date should be waived
14.
SAPW - Sign amnesty penalty waiver (LL28 of 2019). Work Without a Permit violation (s) issued on or after December 28, 2017, for an accessory sign that neither
exceeds 150 square feet in area, measured on one face only, nor exceeds 1,200 pounds in weight
15.
SWBC - Commissioner has determined that the violation should not have been issued
16.
SWOE - Where the ECB violation issued for violating the SWO was dismissed for any reason
.
RV. 08/19