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: Requests for Overrides, Reductions
or Waivers of Civil Penalties for Work Without a Permit
and Stop Work Order Violations
FORM MUST BE TYPEWRITTEN
1
Job and Request Information
(required for ALL requests; a copy of the violation is required with the L2 submission)
Job No. ______________________________________
Violation No. ___________________________________
Indicate reason for request here by checking the applicable box:
OVERRIDE REQUEST
NRV: No relationship to the 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 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.
REDUCTION REQUEST
REDT: Work completed without benefit of a permit constituted only a percentage of the total work. (SECTION 4 Affidavit of Reduction is
required)
LEG: Work performed without a permit and an applicant is seeking a permit before notice of violation is issued.
WAIVER REQUEST/WWP Waiver Reasons
BFP: Where the owner is representing that he or she is a bona fide purchaser and the work was performed by the previous owner (see
AC §28-213.2). The following supporting documentation is required:
Copy of the deed.
A notarized affidavit or letter of no relationship, which substantiates the owner’s claims. If the bona fide purchaser is other than an
individual, the affidavit or letter must be submitted on the entity’s letterhead and signed by the owner of an officer of the corporation.
The affidavit or letter must include: the name of the bona fide purchaser; the location of the property; a statement that the property was
not received as a gift; and, a statement that there was no interest or relationship with the prior owner and the new owner is not acting in
any way for the benefit of the prior owner.
CPP: Where the civil penalty was already fully paid. (provide the BIS Invoice No.: __________________________________________ or
provide a copy of the front and back of the cancelled check)
DUPW: For another WWP violation that remains open and that was issued for the same work and the same space. (initial violation shall
require payment of the civil penalty; provide BIS Invoice No. for the penalty that was already paid: ______________________)
ECB: Where a WWP violation has been dismissed by the Environmental Control Board (ECB) tribunal whether on substantive or technical
grounds.
EWG: Emergency work performed by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) or other agency as directed by
the Commissioner or work on unsafe buildings performed by HPD or other agency pursuant to a precept. (see AC §28-215.1)
EWP: Emergency work performed without a permit, where an application for work is filled with the Department within two business days
after commencement of the work, except for emergency work described by Code EWG above. (see AC §28-105.4.1)
EXP1: Where a fence, shed, or scaffold or other temporary construction equipment was installed with a valid permit and the permit had
expired. (see BC 105.8.2)
EXP2: When permits (other than for temporary construction equipment) expired and there was no ongoing work.
GOV: For Federal, New York State, NYC or other government-owned property, or for property owned by eligible public authorities.
TPT: HPD third party transfers where a court issues a foreclosure judgment allowing the City to transfer title of a foreclosed property to a
new owner. Any civil penalties accrued before the closing date of the transfer must be waived. The new owner must provide a letter from
HPD stating that there was a third party transfer and that penalties should be waived.
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 1200 pounds in weight.
STOP WORK ORDER (SWO) Waiver Reasons: ___________________________________________________________________________
SWBC: Where the Commissioner had determined that the violation should not have been issued for working against the SWO.
SWOE: Where the ECB violation issued for violating the SWO was dismissed for any reason.
2
Location Information
(required for ALL requests)
House No(s).
Street Name
Borough
Block
Lot
BIN
CB No.
Work of Floor(s)
Apt/Condo No(s).
Rev. 7/19
L2: Requests for Overrides, Reductions
or Waivers of Civil Penalties for Work Without a Permit
and Stop Work Order Violations
FORM MUST BE TYPEWRITTEN
1
Job and Request Information
(required for ALL requests; a copy of the violation is required with the L2 submission)
Job No. ______________________________________
Violation No. ___________________________________
Indicate reason for request here by checking the applicable box:
OVERRIDE REQUEST
NRV: No relationship to the 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 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.
REDUCTION REQUEST
REDT: Work completed without benefit of a permit constituted only a percentage of the total work. (SECTION 4 Affidavit of Reduction is
required)
LEG: Work performed without a permit and an applicant is seeking a permit before notice of violation is issued.
WAIVER REQUEST/WWP Waiver Reasons
BFP: Where the owner is representing that he or she is a bona fide purchaser and the work was performed by the previous owner (see
AC §28-213.2). The following supporting documentation is required:
Copy of the deed.
A notarized affidavit or letter of no relationship, which substantiates the owner’s claims. If the bona fide purchaser is other than an
individual, the affidavit or letter must be submitted on the entity’s letterhead and signed by the owner of an officer of the corporation.
The affidavit or letter must include: the name of the bona fide purchaser; the location of the property; a statement that the property was
not received as a gift; and, a statement that there was no interest or relationship with the prior owner and the new owner is not acting in
any way for the benefit of the prior owner.
CPP: Where the civil penalty was already fully paid. (provide the BIS Invoice No.: __________________________________________ or
provide a copy of the front and back of the cancelled check)
DUPW: For another WWP violation that remains open and that was issued for the same work and the same space. (initial violation shall
require payment of the civil penalty; provide BIS Invoice No. for the penalty that was already paid: ______________________)
ECB: Where a WWP violation has been dismissed by the Environmental Control Board (ECB) tribunal whether on substantive or technical
grounds.
EWG: Emergency work performed by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) or other agency as directed by
the Commissioner or work on unsafe buildings performed by HPD or other agency pursuant to a precept. (see AC §28-215.1)
EWP: Emergency work performed without a permit, where an application for work is filled with the Department within two business days
after commencement of the work, except for emergency work described by Code EWG above. (see AC §28-105.4.1)
EXP1: Where a fence, shed, or scaffold or other temporary construction equipment was installed with a valid permit and the permit had
expired. (see BC 105.8.2)
EXP2: When permits (other than for temporary construction equipment) expired and there was no ongoing work.
GOV: For Federal, New York State, NYC or other government-owned property, or for property owned by eligible public authorities.
TPT: HPD third party transfers where a court issues a foreclosure judgment allowing the City to transfer title of a foreclosed property to a
new owner. Any civil penalties accrued before the closing date of the transfer must be waived. The new owner must provide a letter from
HPD stating that there was a third party transfer and that penalties should be waived.
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 1200 pounds in weight.
STOP WORK ORDER (SWO) Waiver Reasons: ___________________________________________________________________________
SWBC: Where the Commissioner had determined that the violation should not have been issued for working against the SWO.
SWOE: Where the ECB violation issued for violating the SWO was dismissed for any reason.
2
Location Information
(required for ALL requests)
House No(s).
Street Name
Borough
Block
Lot
BIN
CB No.
Work of Floor(s)
Apt/Condo No(s).
Rev. 7/19
L2: Requests for Overrides, Reductions or Waivers of
Civil Penalties for Work Without a Permit and Stop Work Order Violations
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Owner Information
(Required for all requests. Notarized signature by owner or authorized designee is required in Section 6.)
Last Name
First Name
M.I.
Business Name
Phone
Email
Address
City
Zip Code
4
Affidavit of Reduction
(required only if reduction is requested; affidavit must to be provided by PE or RA, if the request relates to a Limited Alteration Application (LAA)
then the affidavit may be provided by another licensee type, such as a licensed plumber)
Job No. ______________________________________
Violation No. ___________________________________
_________________________________________________ , being duly sworn, deposes and says:
1. This affidavit is submitted in support of the request indicated in Section 1 of this form (Job and Request Information).
2. On _____/_____/________ (MM/DD/YYYY) at ___:___ (
am/
pm), I inspected the above-captioned premises to determine whether the
work covered by the application was commenced without benefit of the New York City Department of Buildings permit.
3. This affidavit is being submitted to the New York City Department of Buildings within two business days of my inspection.
4. My inspection revealed the following work, (written description must be provided below with at least four (4) supporting photographs in order to
be accepted for consideration), filed for in the application, was completed without benefit of a permit (photographs need to have been taken
within two (2) business days of inspection).
INTERNAL USE ONLY - PRELIMINARY BOROUGH REVIEW
Building Classification ______________________________________
Reduction Amount $ ____________
Name ____________________________________
Signature ________________________________
Date ____________
(please print)
5
PE/RA Other Licensee Applicant Data (
only required if reduction is requested)
Name
(please print)
Last Name
First Name
M.I.
Business Name
Phone
Signature
Date
Address
City
State
Zip Code
PE
RA
Other ________________
License No. _________________
Falsification of any statement is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine or imprisonment,
or both. It is unlawful to give to a City employee, or for a City employee to accept, any benefit,
monetary or otherwise, either as a gratuity for properly performing the job or in exchange for
special consideration. Violation is punishable by imprisonment or fine or both.
PE/RA/Other Seal
(apply seal, then sign and date over seal)
INTERNAL USE ONLY
6
Notarization
1st Level Review: Borough Commissioner
_________________________
State of New York, County of
Approved
Denied
Reduction Amount $ _____________
_____
____________,
___
Sworn to before me this
day of
20
Approval/Denial Reason:
Notary Seal
Name
(please print)
1st Level Signature
Date
2nd Level Review: Fiscal
Notary Signature
Reduction Amount $ _____________
Approved
Denied
Approval/Denial Reason:
Tracking No.: ____________
Owner of Authorized Designee Signature
Name
(please print)
Date
2nd Level Signature
Date
Rev. 7/19
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