Last Updated on September 5, 2023 by Lawrence Berezin
An NYC driveway is illegal without a curb-cut permit
How do you determine if a curb-cut permit was issued for an NYC driveway?
In other words, the driveway is illegal if the property owner or the construction person they hired didn’t secure a permit to install a curb cut. Meanwhile, all you have to do is follow these five steps to secure the evidence. It is easy peasy.
Easy peasy search for the proper proof
Click on this link for NYC Buildings Website_curb cuts
Click on the link for “DOB NOW: Build.” You’ll find the link under “Curb Cut Permits & Your Project.
Click on the “Address” button, which you will find under “Search the Public Portal.”
Enter the address of the property in the drop-down menu. Next, click the search button.
You’ll land on the DOB NOW: Property Profile Webpage. Next, scroll down to “Jobs/Occupancy/Compliance Filings.’
After that, click “BUILD: Job Filings,” and you’ll find a list of the permits.
Likewise, you win if there isn’t a curb-cut permit! And you have your proof.
Larry’s Driveway Guide
Here is one of Larry’s all-time favorite cheat sheets. You’ll learn:
- The NYC Traffic Rule, 4-08(f)(2)
- The definition of a “driveway”
- The NY State Law stating how to remove a driveway blocker
- Five Driveway Mistakes That Spell Disaster
- A fascinating list of the ten most blocked driveways in NYC
- And much more…
Here’s an important update from a couple of wonderful friends, Dan and Victor
Older curb-cut permits (prior to 2015) may only be visible in the Building Information System (BIS) at https://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/bispi00.jsp
There are several ways to beat a parking ticket for parking in front of an NYC driveway., but always check first whether the driveway is legal. Likewise, it is the best way to win!