If you receive an Environmental Control Board (ECB) violation from the Department of Buildings (DOB), you must correct the violating condition in a timely manner and submit the following documents for proof of compliance:

  • An original Certificate of Correction (AEU-2 Form)
  • Proof of correction such as photographs or receipts
  • A notarized statement attesting to how the violation was corrected

You may submit the documents in person or by mail to:

New York City Department of Buildings
Administrative Enforcement Unit
280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Attn: Class 1 Unit

You must correct Class 1 ECB (immediately hazardous) violations immediately. If the immediately hazardous condition is not corrected in a timely manner, you may be issued a DOB Violation with a $1500 civil penalty. The $1500 civil penalty is in addition to penalties assessed by ECB.

DOB will assist you with submitting a Certificate of Correction.

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

The penalties imposed by ECB are separate from DOB civil penalties.

Information on how to pay an ECB violation penalty is available online. Visit the Environmental Control Board website.

Civil penalties imposed by the DOB must be paid in person by certified bank check, money order or cash at a DOB borough office.

Walk-in hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4 PM.

DOB Bronx Borough Office
1932 Arthur Avenue, 5th Floor
(between East 176 Street and East Tremont Avenue)
Bronx, NY 10457

DOB Brooklyn Borough Office
210 Joralemon Street, 8th Floor
(between Court and Fulton Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

DOB Manhattan Borough Office
280 Broadway, 3rd Floor
(between Chambers and Reade Streets)
New York, NY 10007

DOB Queens Borough Office
120-55 Queens Boulevard
(between 80th Road and 82nd Avenue)
Kew Gardens, NY 11424

DOB Staten Island Borough Office
10 Richmond Terrace, Borough Hall, 2nd Floor
(between Staten Island Ferry Terminal and Nick LaPorte Place)
Staten Island, NY 10301