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  • New York City Department of Transportation Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner Sidewalk Management
    • What Are My Sidewalk Responsibilities?
    • The duties and obligations of property owners with respect to sidewalks next to their property are outlined in:
        • The New York City Charter, Section 2904 and
        • The New York City Administrative Code, Section 19-152
    • In September of 2003, the New York City Administrative Code was amended to include the following local laws:
    • Local Law 49 – Sub Section 7-210
    • States that the City shall not be liable for any injuries caused by defective sidewalk, other than sidewalk abutting 1, 2 or 3 family owner occupied, residential properties.
    • Local Law 54 – Sub Section 7-211
    • Requires that property owners have a policy of personal injury and property damage liability insurance for each property.
    • Sub Section 7-212
    • Authorizes the City to make payments where the property owner is uninsured.
    • DOT’s Sidewalk Management Outreach Team
        • Notifies property owners of sidewalk defects
        • Assigns contractors to make repairs to defective sidewalks
        • These efforts reduce liability for both property owners and the City.
  • Square Footage of NYC Sidewalks by Property Type
  • Square Footage of Sidewalk Constructed By The City Annually
    • Sidewalk Inspections are conducted where:
      • Complaints of sidewalk defects are reported via 311, written correspondence, telephone calls, electronic mail, etc.
      • Claims are filed with the NYC Comptroller’s Office
      • Dangerous or hazardous conditions are reported
    • If a sidewalk defect is found, the property owner will receive:
            • A Preliminary Inspection Report
            • A Notice of Violation
            • Documentation explaining owner’s responsibilities
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  • “ Preliminary Inspection Report” (P.I.R.)
  • Broken Sidewalk
  • Trip Hazard
  • Improper Slope & Trip Hazard
  • Broken, Undermined & Trip Hazard
  • To REPAIR A SIDEWALK , the property owner must:
    • Hire a private contractor who will apply for and obtain a permit from the DOT Permit office in the borough:
    • Manhattan : 220 Church St. – Grnd. Flr.
    • (212) 442-7954
    • Bronx : 1400 Williamsbridge Rd. –2 nd Flr.
    • (212) 748-6648
    • Brooklyn: 16 Court St – Rm. 1503
    • (718) 222-7227
    • Queens: 120-55 Queens Blvd. – Rm. 240
    • (718) 286-2739
    • Staten Island: 10 Richmond Terr. – Rm. 427 (718) 816-2367
  • Request a DISMISSAL INSPECTION from DOT’s Highway Inspection & Quality Assurance Office ( HIQA ) in your borough
    • Manhattan: 51 Chambers St. – Rm. 1225
    • (212) 788-8209 or
    • (212) 788-8226
    • Bronx : 1400 Williamsbridge Rd. – 2 nd Flr.
    • (212) 748-6610
    • Brooklyn: 16 Court St – Rm. 1503
    • (718) 222-7232
    • Queens: 120-55 Queens Blvd. – Rm. G210
    • (718) 286-2790
    • Staten Island: 10 Richmond Terr. – Rm. G25
    • (718) 816-2352
    • CITY SIDEWALK REPAIR
    • After the formal notification period (45 days), the City may make repairs to sidewalks, abutting:
          • 1, 2, and 3 family, owner occupied properties;
          • City-owned properties, and
          • Properties in the scope of Capital Reconstruction projects.
    • NOTES :
      • Department of Transportation and Department of Design and Construction
      • personnel will photograph and mark the sidewalk to be replaced prior to
      • construction.
    • The property owner will be billed for the repair and the violation will be removed.
  • Visit DOT’s website: www.nyc.gov/dot Government Services & Information for NYC