In January the NY City Council passed a law to update the code for signs on businesses that will help keep the cost of signage violations under control. The law, also known as the Awnings Act will: Create a 2-year moratorium on new fines for signage Rescind all outstanding signage fines Give businesses that have already paid fines a discount on future signage permits Reduce the fees for signs and awning permits going forward The bill also requires that City agencies work together to create a new education program that will make sure business owners understand the laws and regulations about signs. If you currently have a violation and haven’t paid the penalty, you are no longer obligated to do so. Businesses with outstanding violations have 2 years to resolve the violation without paying a fine. Additionally, according to the new law, the City now has an obligation to help show you how to get your signs into compliance. If you have an outstanding signage violation, if you have recently paid a signage fine, and/or if you would like more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. GatewayJFK will be happy to guide you through the process and connect you to a City agency that can help.