Violation Removal Inc. offers its clients a full service Expediting department. Often times, when a property violation has been sustained, the only way to remove it is by filing a job with the Department of Buildings, a job consists of 7 basic steps; These steps are considered Expediting Services.
1) Drafting – The cited area must be drawn up in a fashion that is admissible to the Department of Buildings. Helping you to create these drafts is something that we offer our clients as well. See our Drafting & Design Services page for a list of our offerings.
2) Documentation Preparation – along with the drafted plans comes a large amount of DOB forms that must be filled out before getting to the next step.
3) Filing – although it may sound easy filing a job is sometimes the hardest part of being an expediter, on the surface it is simply bringing the prepared Drafts and Documentation to the DOB, waiting on line and getting it submitted, to contrast what it might be like for most expediters, think DMV on steroids.
4) Approval – the approval stage can have its complications as well, in a prefect world the draft and documentation is exactly what the DOB plan examiner is looking for and it gets approved without much dispute, what often winds up happening is the DOB rejects an initial approval for one of a hundred reasons and an expediter has to do his/her magic to get it passed through the DOB approval process.
5) Permitting – after a job has finally been approved, yet another visit, or set of visits, goes into the permitting stage. Upon successful completion a drafted, prepared, filed, and approved job can be permitted, meaning the expediter will “pull” the permit for the licensed plumber, contractor, etc. and will open the door for the physical aspects of the job to commence.
6) Physical Work – if any physical work needs to be performed it should only be done after the permit has been acquired. Violation Removal Inc. has a sister company Violation Removal Contracting LLC which is fully insured and licensed by the Department of Buildings as a General Contractor, if you need Violation Removal work to be performed, that is exactly what we specialize in. See our Contracting Services page for a list of our offerings.
6a) Inspections – right in between the physical work stage and the sign-off stage is the inspections stage, depending on the scope of the work being performed, a variety of different inspections will be conducted, usually by a member of the Department of Buildings and the expediter.
7) Sign-off – the last stage is the Sign-off stage, which is when the work has been completed, the expediter will put the sign-off paperwork together, have each contractor (permittee) sign-off their work, then the expediter will have the architect or engineer (applicant) do the same, and then the expediter can bring all of this to the DOB and sign-off the job.