FAQs About Fire Sprinkler Violations
Q: Do you always have to pay a fine or appear in court if you have been issued a Notice of Violation?
A: On every Notice of Violation, there is a “cure date.” If you address the Notice of Violation prior to that date and make the necessary repairs or perform the necessary inspections, you do not have to appear in court, nor pay a fine. This is an excellent example of why you need to contact us ASAP.
Q: How do you prove compliance if you do have to appear in court?
A: If the Notice of Violation was not answered timely or the problem was not resolved timely, you have the right to appear before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings/Environmental Control Board (OATH) tribunal. This can either be a ‘horrible’ experience, or a breeze. If the Notice of Violation was provided to us timely and you contracted with us, we can provide the paperwork necessary to prove your compliance.
Q: What other options do I have when resolving a violation if I didn’t answer it on time or didn’t submit it to your office on time ?
A: You can also admit guilt before the hearing and submit payment or ask for a stipulation. If granted, you won’t have to attend the hearing, you’ll receive 75 additional days to comply and the fine may be cut by as much as half. Mitigation is also an option at the hearing. That’s an option if you admit guilt and have proof of correction when you appear.
Why Choose Allstate Sprinkler
Choosing the right fire sprinkler service makes all the difference when answering Notices of Violations. When you choose a service provider who doesn’t have the training, experience or knowledge to accurately inspect your system, you run the risk of receiving Notices of Violation(s). These can derive from:
- Sloppy record keeping.
- Employees not certified to perform inspections.
- Inadequate system design.
- Failure to inspect.
Choose THE most trusted fire sprinkler company in New York City. Allstate Sprinkler has 50 years of industry experience installing, inspecting, testing, and repairing fire sprinkler systems in all 5 boroughs of NYC – plus much of the surrounding area.
If you’ve received a Notice of Violation and contact us quickly, we can immediately advise you of the problem and have it addressed quickly. If the building doesn’t have a sprinkler system and is now required to have such a system installed, our in-house team of fire sprinkler engineers can design, build and install the entire system for you.
Contact Us for Your FNDY Violations
Over 5 decades we’ve developed an outstanding reputation with the FDNY and once you choose Allstate Sprinkler to assist you with answering the Notices of Violation, you’ll realize that we make the process as easy and as seamless as possible.