About the DOT:
Under Section 19-152 of New York’s Administrative Code, property owners are responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining sidewalks adjoining their properties. DOT staff inspect sidewalks and notify the property owner of needed repairs. In the event timely repairs are not made by the property owner, the City may hire private construction firms to make the repairs.
When this happens, the City bills the property owner for the costs of the repairs. Property owners must also keep their sidewalks clean and are responsible for snow removal. DOT inspects sidewalks throughout the city to ensure that they are safe. If inspectors find an unsafe sidewalk defect, they issue a notice of violation. Violations are issued in every neighborhood in the city.
Violation Removal Inc. is a full service contracting company which offers affordable rates, much cheaper than City Contractors. See our DOT Services Price List for more information.