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§1-07 Penalties

  1. Any violation of these rules shall subject the respondent to a civil penalty which may be recovered in a proceeding before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings pursuant to section 1049-a of the Charter. Such proceedings will be commenced by the service of a civil summons returnable to the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings in accordance with such section. The Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings may impose the penalties in the following table below for violations of the Department’s rules.
  2. In addition, except as otherwise provided below, violation of the rules of this chapter shall also constitute an offense (classified as a “violation” under the Penal Law), which may be punished in a separate court proceeding by imprisonment of up to one day or a fine of not more than $200. Violations marked with an asterisk are also misdemeanors prohibited by Section 18-146 or Section 18-147 of the New York City Administrative Code and are subject to additional penalties.
  3. “Default penalty” shall mean the penalty imposed by the Office of Administrative Tribunals and Hearings acting pursuant to section 1049-a of the Charter of the City of New York in accordance with subparagraph (d) of paragraph one of subdivision d of section 1049-1 of such Charter.

 

Section/Rule

Description

Penalty

Default Penalty

56 RCNY § 1-03(a)(3)

Unauthorized presence in park when closed to public

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-03(b)(6)

Failure to have/display/comply with required permit

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-03(c)(1)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(1)

Failure to comply with directives of police, park supervisor, lifeguard, peace officer

$250

$375

56 RCNY § 1-03 (c)(2)

Failure to comply with directives of other  Department employee

$150

$225

56 RCNY § 1-03(c)(3)

Failure to comply with directions/prohibitions on signs

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(a)(1)*; Admin. Code § 18-147

Destruction or abuse of Department property that causes significant damage or expense

$1,000

$1,500

56 RCNY § 1-04(a)(2)

Injury, defacement, abuse, etc. of Department property

$100

$150

56 RCNY § 1-04(b)(1)(i)*; Admin. Code § 18-147

Cutting, removal, or destruction of a tree

$1,000

$1,125

56 RCNY § 1-04(b)(1)(ii)

Defacement or writing upon a tree

$200

$300

56 RCNY § 1-04(b)(1)(iii)

 Defacement, killing, etc. of vegetation

$200

$300

56 RCNY § 1-04(b)(2)

Walking on/permitting animal or child to walk on newly seeded grass

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(b)(3)

Walking/permitting animal or child to walk in fenced area

$50

$ 75

56 RCNY § 1-04(b)(4)

Unauthorized possession of gardening tool/plant

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(b)(5)

Unauthorized use of metal detector

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(c)(1)

Littering or unlawful use of park waste receptacle

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(c)(2)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(2)

Polluting waters within park

$250

$375

56 RCNY § 1-04(c)(3)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(3)

Unlawful dumping

$1,000

$1,500

56 RCNY § 1-04(c)(4)

Storing/leaving unattended personal belongings

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(d)

Possession of glass container

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(e)(1)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(4)

Aviation—bringing/landing aerial device in park, endangering person or property

$500

$725

56 RCNY § 1-04(f)(1)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(5)

Possession of a firearm/propellant/explosive etc.

$500

$725

56 RCNY § 1-04(g)(1)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(6)

Harming animals, nests, or eggs; Possessing or distributing animals or eggs.

$1,000

$1,500

56 RCNY § 1-04(g)(2)

Unauthorized feeding of animals

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(i)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(7)

Unleashed/uncontrolled animals in park

$100

$150

56 RCNY § 1-04(i)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(7)

Unleashed/uncontrolled animals in park—second or subsequent violation within one year

$250

$375

56 RCNY §§ 1-04(j)(1), 3-18(b)

Failure to remove canine waste

$100

$200

56 RCNY § 1-04(j)(2)

Horse-carriage without horse hamper/control for horse waste

$100

$150

56 RCNY § 1-04(k)

Unlawful urination/defecation in park

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(l)(1)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(8)

Disorderly behavior—unauthorized access/trespass

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(l)(2)(i)

Disorderly behavior—climbing

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(l)(2)(ii)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(10)

Disorderly behavior—climbing statue or artwork in manner that could damage it

$200

$300

56 RCNY § 1-04(l)(3)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(9)

Disorderly behavior—fee evasion

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(l)(4)

Disorderly behavior—gambling

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(l)(5)(i)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(11)

Disorderly behavior—render road dangerous

$100

$150

56 RCNY § 1-04(l)(5)(ii)

Disorderly behavior—render park dangerous

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(l)(6)

Disorderly behavior—fighting/assault

$150

$225

56 RCNY § 1-04(l)(7)

Disorderly behavior—sexual activity

$100

$150

56 RCNY § 1-04(l)(8)

Disorderly behavior—endanger safety of others

$250

$375

56 RCNY § 1-04(l)(9)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(20)

Disorderly behavior—operation of bike, motor vehicle, etc. that endangers safety of other person or property

$500

$750

56 RCNY § 1-04(n)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(12)

Unlawful exposure

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(o)

Obstruction of benches, sitting areas

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(p)

Unauthorized camping

$250

$375

56 RCNY § 1-04(q)

Spitting on park building/monument/structure

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(r)

Unauthorized use of fountain/pool/water for personal/animal hygiene

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-04(s)(1)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(13)

Unlawful commercial activity or speech

$100

$150

56 RCNY § 1-04(s)(2)

Soliciting money or property without permit

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(a)(1)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(14)

Unpermitted event that significantly interferes with ordinary park use

$ 500

$ 750

56 RCNY § 1-05(a)(2)

Unpermitted special event/demonstration

$250

$375

56 RCNY § 1-05(a)(3)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(14)

Structure/stand/booth etc. without permit

$250

$375

56 RCNY § 1-05(b)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(15)

Unlawful vending

$250

$375

56 RCNY § 1-05(b)(1)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(15)

Unlawful vending—second or subsequent violation within one year

$500

$750

56 RCNY § 1-05(b)(2)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(15)

Unlawful vending of expressive matter in violation of Department rules

$500

$750

56 RCNY § 1-05(c)

Unlawful display of signs

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(d)(1)

Unreasonable noise

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(d)(2)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(17)

Operating sound reproduction device without required permit

$140

$210

56 RCNY § 1-05(d)(3)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(16)

Playing instrument/radio etc. during unauthorized hours

$140

$210

56 RCNY § 1-05(d)(4)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(18)

Unauthorized music or noise for advertising/commercial purposes

$500

$750

56 RCNY § 1-05(e)(1)* ; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(19)

Commercial cinematic production without required permit

$250

$375

56 RCNY § 1-05(f)(1)

Unauthorized consumption/possession of alcoholic beverage

$25

$25

56 RCNY § 1-05(f)(2)

Appearing in park under the influence of alcohol, endangering self or others

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(g)

Failure to comply with beach/boardwalk/pool restrictions

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(h)

Failure to comply with fishing restrictions

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(i)

Failure to comply with bicycle riding and/or pedicab restrictions

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(i)(1)

Failure of pedicab or bike operator to comply with sign

$150

$225

56 RCNY § 1-05(i)(1)

Pedicabs operating without valid registration plate, valid pedicab business license, or valid pedicab driver's license

$250

$375

56 RCNY § 1-05(i)(8)

Pedicab soliciting/picking up/releasing passenger outside designated areas

$150

$225

56 RCNY § 1-05(j)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Failure to comply with boating restrictions

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(k)(1)

Failure to comply with ice skating restrictions

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(k)(2)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(25)(c)

Going upon a frozen lake or pond without authorization

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(l)

Planting tree/flower/shrubbery/other vegetation without written approval

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(m)(1)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(22)(a)

Failure to comply with fire restrictions

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(m)(2)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(22)(b)

Unlawful disposal of flammable materials

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(n)

Unauthorized driving/parking/automotive work

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(o)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(23)

Unauthorized construction/staging of materials

$1,000

$1,500

56 RCNY § 1-05(p)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(24)

Unauthorized excavation

$1,000

$1,500

56 RCNY § 1-05(q)

Failure to comply with horse riding restrictions

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(r)(1)

Area use restrictions—sports in unauthorized area

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(r)(2)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(25)(a)

Area use restrictions—unauthorized toy or model aviation, boating, automobiling, etc.

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(r)(3)(i)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(25)(b)

Area use restrictions—unauthorized skating/skiing/skateboarding/ sledding, etc. endangering person or property

$200

$300

56 RCNY § 1-05(r)(3)(ii)

Area use restrictions—unauthorized skating/skiing/skateboarding/ sledding, etc.

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(s)(1)* Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(26)

Failure to comply with exclusive children playground restriction

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(s)(2)

Failure to comply with exclusive senior citizen area restrictions

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(s)(3)

Failure to comply with dog run restrictions

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 1-05(t)

Unauthorized distribution/demonstration of products

$100

$150

56 RCNY § 1-05(u)

Failure to comply with in-line skating restrictions

$50

$75

56 RCNY chapter 3*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Miscellaneous violations of rules regarding 79th St. Boat Basin, Sheepshead Bay Piers, World’s Fair Marina and any other Department marina not covered by a concession agreement

$50

$75

56 RCNY §§ 3-05, 4-03*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Interference with emergency vessel boarding

$100

$150

56 RCNY §§ 3-06(a), 3-17, 4-04(a)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Failure to have/display/comply with required vessel permit

$50

$75

56 RCNY §§ 3-08(a), 4-06(a)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Unlawful discharge onto docks/water/walkways etc.

$250

$375

56 RCNY §§ 3-08(b), 4-06(b)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Unlawful use of composting toilet systems

$250

$375

56 RCNY §§ 3-08(f), 4-06(f)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Unreasonable noise at boat basin, marina, piers, mooring fields

$150

$225

56 RCNY § 3-10(a)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Improper maintenance of vessel or equipment

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 3-10(b)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Unauthorized structural modification on vessel

$500

$750

56 RCNY §§ 3-12, 4-10*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Failure to possess proper safety equipment on vessel

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 3-13(a)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Unauthorized interference with electrical supply at marina and boat basin

$250

$375

56 RCNY §§ 3-15, 4-11*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Failure to remove sunken vessel

$500

$750

56 RCNY § 3-16(b)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Unauthorized storage of kayak or canoe

$50

$75

56 RCNY §§ 3-20, 4-14*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Unlawful use of slip or vessel

$500

$750

56 RCNY chapter 4*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Miscellaneous violations of rules regarding mooring fields under the Department’s jurisdiction

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 4-09*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Excessive speed in mooring fields

$50

$75

56 RCNY § 4-07(a),(b)*; Admin. Code § 18-146(c)(21)

Mooring fails to meet requirements

$50

$75

Admin.Code
§ 17-503(d)(3)

Smoking in a park or other property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks and Recreation

$50

$50

Admin. Code
§ 18-146(i)(1)

Youth baseball league’s second or subsequent failure to comply with automated external defibrillator requirements

$500

$500

Admin. Code
§ 18-146(i)(2)

Youth baseball league’s failure to return automated external defibrillator to the Department in satisfactory condition

$2,500

$2,500

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