The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) No-Penalty Business Accessory Sign Inspection Program begins July 31, 2020 and runs through September 15, 2020.

This program allows small business owners in all five boroughs to request visual safety inspections of their accessory signs without the threat of receiving violations for the duration of the program. The inspection is free of charge.

By law, business owners must address the safety and maintenance of signs on their properties.

What You Need

You must provide contact information so DOB can contact you to schedule an inspection.

Call 311 for assistance.

As part of a Business Accessory Sign Moratorium from February 9, 2019 until February 9, 2021, DOB will not issue violations for business signs that existed on or before February 9, 2019, unless the sign is not eligible for the moratorium for reasons such as being an imminent threat to public health or safety. Businesses are encouraged to contact DOB to have their signs inspected to determine whether they comply with applicable regulations before the end of this moratorium to potentially avoid receiving future violations for signs that are not in compliance.

Learn more about the Business Accessory Sign Moratorium.