Skip to code content (skip section selection)
Compare to:
New York City Overview
The New York City Charter
The New York City Administrative Code
The Rules of the City of New York
THE RULES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Title 1: Department of Buildings
Title 2: Board of Standards and Appeals
Title 3: Fire Department
Title 6: Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
Title 9: Procurement Policy Board Rules
Title 12: Franchise and Concession Review Committee
Title 15: Department of Environmental Protection
Title 16: Department of Sanitation
Title 17: Business Integrity Commission
Title 19: Department of Finance
Title 20: Tax Appeals Tribunal
Title 21: Tax Commission
Title 22: Banking Commission
Title 24: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Title 25: Department of Mental Health and Retardation [Repealed]
Title 28: Housing Preservation and Development
Title 29: Loft Board
Title 30: Rent Guidelines Board
Title 31: Mayor's Office of Homelessness and Single Room Occupancy
Title 34: Department of Transportation
Title 35: Taxi and Limousine Commission
Title 38: Police Department
Title 38-A: Civilian Complaint Review Board
Title 39: Department of Correction
Title 40: Board of Correction
Title 41: Department of Juvenile Justice
Title 42: Department of Probation
Title 43: Mayor
Title 44: Comptroller
Title 45: Borough Presidents
Title 46: Law Department
Title 47: Commission on Human Rights
Title 48: Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH)
Title 49: Department of Records and Information Services
Title 50: Community Assistance Unit
Title 51: City Clerk
Title 52: Campaign Finance Board*
Title 53: Conflicts of Interest Board
Title 55: Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Title 56: Department of Parks and Recreation
Title 57: Art Commission
Title 58: Department of Cultural Affairs
Title 60: Civil Service Commission
Title 61: Office of Collective Bargaining
Title 62: City Planning
Title 63: Landmarks Preservation Commission
Title 66: Department of Small Business Services
Title 67: Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications
Title 68: Human Resources Administration
Title 69: Department of Aging
Title 70: In Rem Foreclosure Release Board
Title 71: Voter Assistance Commission
Title 72: Office of Emergency Management
Title 73: Civic Engagement Commission
§ 1-14 Requests for Documents, Subpoenas, Interrogatories, and Notices of Deposition.
   (a)   This section applies to requests for documents, subpoenas, interrogatories, or notices of depositions issued to licensees or applicants pursuant to Section 2203 of the Charter, title 20 of the New York City Administrative Code, or any other provisions of law or rule within the jurisdiction of the Department.
   (b)   A licensee must reply to a subpoena, a request for documents or interrogatories within twenty days of the date the request was mailed or otherwise served upon the licensee.
      (1)   If the licensee fails to respond to a subpoena, a request for documents or interrogatories, the licensee is liable for a separate violation for each day the licensee fails to respond to the requests.
      (2)   If the licensee provides an incomplete response to a subpoena, a request for documents or interrogatories, the Department may send a deficiency letter to the licensee. If the licensee does not provide a complete response within 14 days of the deficiency letter being sent, the licensee is liable for a separate violation for each day the licensee fails to provide a complete response. If the licensee provides an incomplete response to a subpoena, a request for documents or interrogatories, or to a subsequent deficiency letter, there will be a presumption that the licensee has neglected to respond to each such subpoena, request for documents, interrogatory, or deficiency letter unless the licensee states that the licensee has no responsive documents to that particular request or no information responsive to that particular interrogatory.
      (3)   Licensees must include a notarized certification that each subpoena, request for documents or interrogatory was answered fully and truthfully, accompanying their response. Responses to a subpoena, request for documents or interrogatories will not be deemed complete until they are accompanied by such certification.
   (c)   A licensee must appear at a time and place designated by the Department for a deposition. Failure to appear for a noticed deposition will be grounds for revocation of the licensee's license upon notice and opportunity to be heard. If the licensee is an individual, he or she must appear; if a partnership, one of its general partners with relevant knowledge of the partnership must appear; and if a corporation or limited liability company, one of its members or officers with relevant knowledge of the corporation must appear.
   (d)   The Department may serve subpoenas, interrogatories, requests for documents, and notices of deposition upon an applicant regarding materials related to a license or renewal application. Failure by the applicant to fully respond to a subpoena, interrogatories or a request for documents, or to appear for a deposition, within twenty days of the mailing date of the request or of the date indicated on the notice of deposition will be grounds for denial of the license application.
   (e)   Subpoenas, interrogatories, requests for documents and notices of deposition pursuant to this section may be served by ordinary mail addressed to the licensee's or applicant's place of business. They may also be served by ordinary mail addressed to the residence of an individual licensee; the residence of a general partner of a partnership licensee; the residence of an officer or principal stockholder of a corporate licensee, or the residence of a member of a limited liability company licensee. They may also be served by email if an email address has been provided by the licensee or applicant.
   (f)   Upon good cause shown, the Department may extend the time to respond as required under this section.
(Amended City Record 2/24/2020, eff. 3/25/2020)