Sidewalk Management
    New York City
    Department of Transportation
    Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor
    Janette Sadik-K...
What Are My Sidewalk Responsibilities?
The duties and obligations of property owners with respect to
sidewalks next to the...
DOT’s Sidewalk Management Outreach Team

• Notifies property owners of sidewalk defects
• Assigns contractors to make repa...
Square Footage of NYC Sidewalks by Property Type




              City Property
             23,381,730 4%               ...
Square Footage of Sidewalk Constructed By
            The City Annually


                                         City Pr...
Sidewalk Inspections are conducted where:

•   Complaints of sidewalk defects are reported via 311, written
    correspond...
If a sidewalk defect is found, the property owner will receive:


           • A Preliminary Inspection Report
           ...
“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 th...
Request a DISMISSAL INSPECTION from DOT’s Highway
Inspection & Quality Assurance Office (HIQA) in your borough


    Manha...
CITY SIDEWALK REPAIR

After the formal notification period (45 days), the City may make
repairs to sidewalks, abutting:

 ...
Visit DOT’s website: www.nyc.gov/dot
    Government Services
    & Information for NYC
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Sidewalk Management Presentation

  1. 1. Sidewalk Management New York City Department of Transportation Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Square Footage of NYC Sidewalks by Property Type City Property 23,381,730 4% 4 Plus Properties 193,347,900 29% 1, 2, 3 Family Properties 440,317,207 67% 4 Plus Properties 1, 2, 3 Family Properties City Property
  5. 5. Square Footage of Sidewalk Constructed By The City Annually City Property 23,381,730 5.02% 1, 2, 3 Family Properties 440,317,207 94.55% Annual Construction 2,000,000 0.43% 1, 2, 3 Family Properties City Property Annual Construction
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. If a sidewalk defect is found, the property owner will receive: • A Preliminary Inspection Report • A Notice of Violation • Documentation explaining owner’s responsibilities
  8. 8. “Preliminary Inspection Report” (P.I.R.)
  9. 9. Broken Sidewalk
  10. 10. Trip Hazard
  11. 11. Improper Slope & Trip Hazard
  12. 12. Broken, Undermined & Trip Hazard
  13. 13. 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: 55 Water St. – Concourse Level (212) 839-9647 Bronx: 1400 Williamsbridge Rd. –2nd 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
  14. 14. Request a DISMISSAL INSPECTION from DOT’s Highway Inspection & Quality Assurance Office (HIQA) in your borough Manhattan: – 59 Maiden Lane, 34th Flr. (212) 839-2236 Bronx: 1400 Williamsbridge Rd. – 2nd 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
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. Visit DOT’s website: www.nyc.gov/dot Government Services & Information for NYC
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