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§ 6-68 General Vendor Penalty Schedule
All citations are to Title 20 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York or Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York.
Unless otherwise specified, the penalties set forth for each section of law or rule shall also apply to all subdivisions, paragraphs, subparagraphs, clauses, items, or any other provision contained therein. Each subdivision, paragraph, subparagraph, clause, item, or other provision charged in the Notice of Violation shall constitute a separate violation of the law or rule.
Unless otherwise specified by law, a second or third or subsequent violation means a violation by the same respondent, whether by admitting to the violation, being found in violation in a decision, or entering into a settlement agreement for violating the same provision of law or rule, within two years of the prior violation(s).
In certain cases, the Department may ask for license suspension or revocation, as permitted by statute. If a respondent is found in violation of multiple provisions that require a suspension period, the suspension periods shall run concurrently.
 
Citation
Violation Description
First Violation
First Default
Second Violation
Second Default
Third Violation
Third
Default
Fourth and Subsequent Violation
Fourth and Subsequent Default
Admin. Code
§ 20-453
Unlicensed general vendor – one occurrence of unlicensed activity
$250
$1,000
$250
$1,000
$250
$1,000
$250
$1,000
Admin. Code
§ 20-453
Unlicensed general vendor – continued unlicensed activity
$1,000 (plus $250 per day)
$1,000 (plus $250 per day)
$1,000 (plus $250 per day)
$1,000 (plus $250 per day)
$1,000 (plus $250 per day)
$1,000 (plus $250 per day)
$1,000 (plus $250 per day)
$1,000 (plus $250 per day)
Admin. Code
§ 20-461(a)
Failure to carry & exhibit license on demand
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-461(b)
Failure to wear license conspicuously while vending
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-462
Failure to notify DCA of change of info. on license application
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-463
Failure to keep or produce required written record
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-464(a)
Failure to permit regular inspections
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-464(b)
Failure to provide name/address of manufacturer, supplier, distributor or place of storage
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-464(c)
Vending of prohibited goods
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-464(d)
Transfer of license without approval of Comm.
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(a)
Vending on sidewalk less than 12 ft. wide, or not at curb
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(b)
Using more than 8 ft. parallel to curb or 3 ft. from curb
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(c)
Stand or goods touching or leaning against building or structure
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(d)
Stand or goods against display window or within 20 ft. of entrance of any building or within 20 ft. from exits, including service exits, to buildings that are exclusively residential at street level
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(e)
Vending in bus stop, taxi stand, sidewalk next to a hospital or health facility no standing zone or within 10 ft. of drive/subway entrance or exit/corner
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(f)
Violation of parking rules and regulations
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(g)
Vending in prohibited zone or area
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(i)
Vending on median strip not intended for mall or plaza
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(j)
Vending within Parks jurisdiction without Parks Comm. approval
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(k)
Failure to move after notice of exigent circumstances given
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(m)
Vending over ventilation grill, cellar door, manhole, transformer vault or subway access grating
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(n)
Display of goods on sidewalk surface, blanket, trash receptacle, cardboard boxes or board placed on sidewalk surface; display exceeding 5 ft. in height from ground level; or less than 24 in. above sidewalk, or less than 12 in. above sidewalk where display is vertical; size of table or base less than size of display structure placed thereon; objects placed on base larger than size limitations of this section; area other than area under display surface used for storage
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(o)
Vending from a parked motor vehicle
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(p)
Illegal use of electricity, electrical generating equipment, oil or gasoline powered equipment, machinery of any kind
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465(q)
Vending within 20 ft. of sidewalk cafes; within 5 ft. of bus shelters, newsstands, public telephones, disabled access ramps
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-465.1
Vending at times/places restricted by rule of Vendor Review Panel
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-466
Transfer of goods/vehicle/stand/ pushcart to unlicensed vendor
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-474.1
Unlicensed distribution of goods to a vendor; unlicensed driver, operating on the distributor’s behalf, fails to carry proof of the distributor’s license or fails to comply with the General Vendor law/rules; failure to notify DCA within 10 days of changes to information in distributor’s license application
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
Admin. Code
§ 20-474.2
Distributor’s delivery vehicle without the required ID
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-302(a)
Failure to notify DCA after 4 or more violations
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-302(b)
Failure to notify DCA regarding failure to answer summons/appear for a hearing/pay penalty within 30 days
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-302(c)
Failure to notify DCA of change of address or telephone number
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-302(d)
Failure to notify DCA of supplier’s address change
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-303(a)
Failure to keep daily gross receipts record
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-303(b)
Failure to make records available to DCA
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-304(a)
Vending in road where parking/standing prohibited
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-304(b)
Failure to comply with parking meter requirement
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-304(c)
Vending near fire hydrant or in safety zone
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-306
Failure to move after notice of exigent circumstances given
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-307(a)
Misrepresentations concerning merchandise (Consumer Prot. Law)
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-307(b)
Failure to conspicuously display price exclusive of tax
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-307(c)
Failure to offer receipt for purchase
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
6 RCNY
§ 2-307(d)
Failure to retain duplicate copies of receipts
$50
$50
$100
$100
$250
$250
$500
$500
 
(Added City Record 9/12/2018, eff. 10/12/2018)