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Call 911 to report people currently in a building or on property with a Vacate Order in effect.

The Department of Buidlings (DOB) may issue a Vacate Order to ensure public safety from damaged buildings, illegal conditions, or dangerous conditions that may exist on or near the property. The amount of time a vacate order is in effect depends on the severity of the problem and how soon an unsafe condition is corrected. Details are provided on the stickers posted on the property.

You can request information about vacate orders from the Construction Division Office in the borough where the building is located. This office's contact information will be listed on the Vacate Order.

People are not allowed to enter structures or buildings that have vacate orders in effect. If you have seen people in the building but they have already left, you can file a report. Violations are issued when appropriate.

Include in your report:

  • If you are the owner of the building
  • When the person was seen entering the building

Call 311 for assistance.

Department of Buildings (DOB) Inspectors may issue a vacate order if they find a building to be unsafe. 

You can request information about vacate orders from DOB in the borough where the building is located. DOB contact information will be listed on the Vacate Order.

Learn more about vacate orders.

Call 311 for assistance.