FORGIVING FINES: The NYC Amnesty Program


You may use this website only if you have already started the process to pay for your amnesty-eligible violations AND one of the following:

  • You received an email stating you have additional violations
  • You still must pay compliance (Schedule B) violations
  • You are submitting proof that the underlying conditions associated with the compliance violations have been corrected

If you do not fall into one of these three groups and you try to use the Amnesty website, you will receive an error message. To pay for your violation(s), please call 212-440-5300 or visit the CityPay ECB website.

What was "Forgiving Fines: The NYC Amnesty Program"?

The three-month program authorized by Mayor de Blasio and the City Council allowed participants to resolve violations they received from New York City's Department of Sanitation, Buildings, Transportation, Fire Department, Landmarks, Parks or other City of New York agencies and which had gone into judgment.*

The program, run by the New York City Department of Finance (DOF), expired on December 12, 2016.

*Violations must have been in judgment to have been eligible for amnesty. This means the City of New York took the legal step of filing a public record of your liability in court for the entire amount due. After the filing, interest accrued. The Amnesty Program did not include parking violations, criminal violations or violations over $25,000. Other limitations, exclusions and eligibility requirements applied.