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Published on March 20, 2009

Author: NYCDOT

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Sidewalk Management Presentation

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.

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.

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

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

If a sidewalk defect is found, the property owner will receive:

A Preliminary Inspection Report

A Notice of Violation

Documentation explaining owner’s responsibilities

 

“ 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

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

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.

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

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