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Parks Rules Penalty Schedule

A repeat violation is a violation is by the same respondent of the same Parks rule with a date of occurrence within 4 years of the date of occurrence of the previous violation.

Pursuant to §3-81(b), a late admit fee of $30.00 will be added to all the below listed penalties for a failure to submit a payment by mail, as per §3-32, within 30 days of the mailing date of the default order issued against respondent.

ECB Code Section/Rule Description Penalty
($)
Default
($)
AA01 56 RCNY1-03(a)(3) Unauthorized presence in park when closed to public 50 200
AA02 56 RCNY1-03(b)(6) Faliure to have/display/ comply with required permit 50 200
AA03 56 RCNY1-03(c)(1), 3-19 Failure to comply wth directives of officer/park employee 250 1,000
AA71 56 RCNY1-03(c)(1), 3-19(5) Failure of pedicab operator/driver to comply with directives of officer/park employee 250 1,000
AA04 56 RCNY1-03(c)(2) Failure to comply with directions/prohibitions on signs 50 200
AA72 56 RCNY1-03(c)(2) Failure of a pedicab operator/driver to comply with directions/prohibitions on signs 50 200
AA05 56 RCNY1-04(a) Injury/defacement/abuse of Department's property or equipment 500 2,000
AA06 56-RCNY1-04(b)(1)(i) Intentional destruction/removal/permanent damage to tree 1,000 4,000
AA07 56-RCNY1(04)(b)(1)(ii) Destruction/defacement/abuse of park vegetation 250 1,000
AA08 56 RCNY1-04(b)(2) Walking/permitting animal/child to walk on newly seeded grass 50 200
AA09 56 RCNY1-04(b)(3) Unauthorized entry/allowing entry into fenced/restricted area 50 200
AA10 56 RCNY1-04(b)(4) Unauthorized possession of gardening tool/plant 50 200
AA11 56 RCNY1-04(c)(1), 3-08(e) Littering or unlawful use of park waste receptacle. 100 300
AA12 56 RCNY1-04(c)(2) Polluting waters within park 250 1,000
AA13 56 RCNY1-04(c)(3) Unlawful dumping 1,000 4,000
AA14 56 RCNY1-04(c)(4) Storing/leaving unattended personal belongings 50 200
AA73 56 RCNY1-04(c)(4) Storing/leaving unattended pedicab 50 200
AA15 56 RCNY1-04(d) Possession of glass container in restricted area 50 200
AA16 56 RCNY1-04(g)(1) Molest/kill/remove/possess animal/nest/egg, etc. 1,000 4,000
AA17 56 RCNY1-04(g)(2) Unlawful feeding of animals 50 200
AA18 56 RCNY1-04(i), 3-18(d) Unleashed or uncontrolled animals in park 100 200
AA19 56 RCNY1-04(j)(1), 3-18(b) Failure to remove canine waste 250 250
AA20 56 RCNY1-04(j)(2) Horse-carriage without horse hamper/control for horse waste 100 400
AA21 56 RCNY1-04(k) Unlawful urination/defecation in park 50 300
AA22 56 RCNY1-04(l)(1-3) Unlawful entry to or climbing on park property 50 200
AA23 56 RCNY1-04(o) Obstruction of benches, sitting areas 50 200
AA24 56 RCNY1-04(p) Unauthorized camping 250 1,000
AA25 56 RCNY1-04(q) Spitting on park building/monument/structure 100 200
AA26 56 RCNY1-04(r) Unlawful use of fountain/pool/water/for personal/animal hygiene 50 200
AA27 56 RCNY1-o5(a)(1,3) Unauthorized assembly/exhibition/parade, etc. without permit 250 1,000
AA28 56 RCNY1-05(b) Unauthorized vending 250 1,000
AA29 56 RCNY1-05(c) Unauthorized posting/display of notices/signs/banners, etc. 50 200
AA30 56 RCNY1-05(d)(1) Unreasonable noise 350 875
AA31 56 RCNY1-05(d)(2) Operating speaker device/sound amplifier without required permit 140 350
AA32 56 RCNY1-05(d)(3) Playing instrument/radio, etc. during unauthorized hours 140 350
AA33 56 RCNY1-05(d)(4) Unauthorized noise for advertising/commercial purposes 700 1,750
AA34 56 RCNY1-05(e) Commercial cinematic production without a permit 250 1,000
AA35 56 RCNY1-05(f) Unauthorized consumption/possession of alcoholic beverage 25 100
AA36 56 RCNY1-05(g) Failure to comply with bathing restrictions 50 200
AA37 56 RCNY1-05(h) Failure to comply with fishing restrictions 50 200
AA38 56 RCNY1-05(i) Failure to comply with bicycle riding restrictions 50 200
AA74 56 RCNY1-05(i) Failure to comply with pedicab restrictions 50 200
AA39 56 RCNY1-05(j) Failure to comply with boating restrictions 50 200
AA40 56 RCNY1-05(k) Failure to comply with ice skating restrictions 50 200
AA41 56 RCNY1-05(l) Planting tree/flower/shrubbery/other vegetation without permit 50 200
AA42 56 RCNY1-05(m)(1) Failure to comply with restriction re: fires 50 200
AA43 56 RCNY1-05(m)(2) Unlawful disposal of flammable materials 50 200
AA44 56 RCNY1-05(o) Unauthorized construction/storage of materials 1,000 4,000
AA45 56 RCNY1-05(p) Unauthorized excavation 1,000 4,000
AA46 56 RCNY1-05(q) Failure to comply with horseback riding restrictions 50 200
AA47 56 RCNY1-05(r) Failure to comply with area use restrictions 50 200
AA48 56 RCMY1-05(t) Unauthorized distribution or demonstration of products 100 400
AA49 56 RCNY1-05(u) Failure to comply with rollerblading/skating restrictions 50 100
AA50 56 RCNY3-05, 4-03 Interference with emergency vessel boarding 100 400
AA51 56 RCNY3-06(a), 3-17, 4-04(a) Failure to have/display/comply with required permit 50 200
AA52 56 RCNY3-08(a), 4-06(a) Use of unauthorized toilets on vessel 250 1,000
AA53 56 RCNY3-08(b), 4-06(b) Illegal discharge onto docks/waters/walkways, etc. 250 1,000
AA54 56 RCNY3-08(d), 4-06(d) Unreasonable noise 350 875
AA55 56 RCNY4-07(a), (b) Mooring fails to meet requirements 50 200
AA56 56 RCNY3-10(a) Improper maintenance of vessel or equipment 50 200
AA57 56 RCNY3-10(b) Unauthorized structural modification on vessel 500 2,000
AA58 56 RCNY4-09 Excessive speed in mooring area 50 200
AA59 56 RCNY3-12(a)4-10 Failure to possess proper safety equipment on vessel 50 200
AA60 56 RCNY3-13(a) Unauthorized interference with electrical supply in marina 250 1,000
AA61 56 RCNY3-15, 4-11 Failure to remove sunken vessel 500 2,000
AA62 56 RCNY3-16(b) Unauthorized launch or storage of kayak or canoe 50 200
AA63 56 RCNY3-20, 4-14 Unlawful use of vessel 500 2,000
AA64 56 RCNY1-04(i); 3-18(d) Unleashed or uncontrolled animal in Park - 2nd offense 200 400
AA65 56 RCNY1-04(i), 3-18(d) Unleashed or uncontrolled animal in Park - 3rd offense 400 800
AA66 56 RCNY1-04(i), 3-18(d) Unleashed or uncontrolled animal in Park - 4th offense 700 1,400
AA67 56 RCNY1-04(b) 3-18(d) Unleashed or uncontrolled animal in Park - 5th offense 1,000 2,000
AA68 56 RCNY1-04(b)(1)(i) Destruction of tree branch/pruning without permit/minor tree abuse 100 400
AA69 56 RCNY1-04(b)(1)(i) Major damage to/accidental destruction of a tree 500 2,000
AA70 56 RCNY1-04(b)(5) Unauthorized possession of a metal detector 50 200
AA75 AC 17-503(d)(3) Smoking in a Park or other property under the jurisdiction of Parks 50 50
AA98 56 RCNY chapter 3 Miscellaneous violation of rules regarding 79th Street Marina 50 200
AA99 56 RCNY chapter 4 Miscellaneous violation of rules regarding moorings 50 200

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