FDNY Notice of Violation (NOV)

A Notice of Violation is a form issued at the end of a fire inspection to notify the respondent if one or more of the city’s administrative codes or Fire Department rules have been found to be in violation. FDNY inspections are usually scheduled annually, but an inspection may be performed at any time if the Fire Department has a reason to believe that a location is in violation.

Did you get a “Notice of Violation” from the FDNY?

W&M Fire Protection is here to help you get your building back up to code. If you would like to us to look over your NOV and help you with corrections please feel free to contact us or send in your violation via fax to 914-741-2297 to have one of our experts look it over and offer you some guidance.

What does a “Notice of Violation” look like?

  1. NOV Number – Reference number of the Notice of Violation.
  2. Respondent – The owner, tenant or property manager of the location in violation.
  3. Violation Statement & Order to Correct – This statement explains to the respondent that the premises is in violation of administrative codes or Fire Department rules. This section also provides the respondent with a date in which the certificate of correction and all proof of compliance MUST BE RECEIVED by the Bureau of Fire Prevention. It also states the date of the hearing that must be attend should the Certificate of Correction not be turned in on time or if this is not the respondents first violation.
  4. Violation Categories – The inspector will check off the rules or codes that have been violated in this section.
  5. Description of Violation – This section is a summary of the of the rules and codes that have been violated. It may also be used to refer to other documents detailing the violation like the “Supplementary Information Form.”
  6. Inspectors Signature – This section includes the original date of the violation, the inspectors name, inspectors signature and Tax Registry Number.