DOB Extends Amnesty Period for the Facade Inspection and Safety Program

The DOB recently announced that it has extended the Facade Amnesty Program for Cycle 8 filings through Oct. 31, 2020. The amnesty program is open only to non-compliant Cycle 8 owners and won’t be extended again according to the DOB service notice.

For owners who are required to submit a Cycle 8 Facade Report and didn’t submit one, the amnesty period allows filing before the end of this month for the report to administratively close Cycle 8 with the Cycle 9 report.

It’s important to note that the amnesty program doesn’t remove any required fines that may have been issued for failure to file or late filings. The DOB will accept Facade Inspection and Safety Program reports only if all outstanding fines and violations are paid upfront.