Attachment 3 Notice of Violations instruction sheet Instructions You are subject to the penalties described below unless you correct and certify that the correction of violations by the dates indicated on the Notice of Violation. I. Penalties Class A Violations (non-hazardous) $10 - $50 each Class B Violations (hazardous) $25 - $100, plus $10 per violation per day Class C Violations (immediately hazardous) o Heat and hot water violations: $250 per violation per day o Illegal Device on a Central Heating System: $25 per day or $1,000, whichever is more o All other Class C violations for buildings with 5 or fewer units: $50 per violation per day o All other Class C violations for buildings with more than 5 units: $50 - $150 per violation, plus $125 per violation per day II. How to Certify 1. Circle the Item Number of each violation corrected. 2. Write the date it was corrected in the "Date" column to the right of the item number you have circled. 3. Sign you initials in the "Init" column to the right of the date. 4. Be sure that the dates, initials, and the circles around the Item Number(s) show on all copies of the notice. 5. Complete the Certification Form on the back of the blue copy (Copy 1) 6. Sign the Certification Form and have your signature notarized. 7. Remove the Pink copy (Copy 4) for your records 8. Return all other copies (Copies 1, 2 and 3) to the Office of the Division of Code Enforcement in the borough in which the building is located by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or in person. All copies must be hand delivered or postmarked on or before the date by which the correction of the violation(s) must be certified. See addresses on front of form. 9. Violations will not be removed if certifications are filed late. 10. If you have violations of record for which the time period to certify correction has expired, you may file for a Dismissal Request inspection in the Borough Office and pay the required fee. Information can be obtained from your Borough Office. WARNING: FALSE CERTIFICATION IS A CRIME! The Housing Maintenance Code provides a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment for up to a year, or both, for willfully submitting a false statement. Criminal penalties are also provided under the Penal Law for such false statements. In addition, if you are found to have certified falsely, the law provides for a civil penalty of up to $250 for each violation which you have falsely certified. This penalty may be imposed by the court in addition to criminal penalties. III. Information and Assistance 1. If you request, the Department will confer with you concerning the nature and extent of the work required for compliance with the law, and methods of financing the required work. This information can be obtained from any of the Code Enforcement Borough Offices listed on the face of this notice. 2. You may request that the Department extend the date to correct the violation if there are valid reasons why you cannot complete the work within the time frame. These requests may be sent to the Postponement Unit, Division of Code Enforcement, 150 William Street, 4th Floor, Room 4104, New York, NY 10038. Such requests must be received before the required correction date and include the building address, a photocopy of the Notice of Violations(s) and the reason for making such request for postponement.