DOH VIOLATIONS

Landlord Didn't Prove Cooling Tower Was Properly Maintained

July 27, 2017    

DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to perform and document routine monitoring of a cooling tower and for failing to collect and analyze sampling records. Landlord claimed all required monitoring...

Landlord Didn't Fix Holes Where Mice Were Found

January 25, 2017    

DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to keep tenant’s apartment free of pests and conditions conducive to pests. Inspection showed that there were mouse droppings on top of and behind the...

Landlord Fined for Creating Conditions that Invited Rats

January 25, 2017    

DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to eliminate conditions conducive to pests. The DOHMH inspector found harborage conditions that encouraged the nesting of rats. There were plastic pools, old...

DOH Fails to Prove Cooling Tower Inspection Notices Sent

October 28, 2016    

DOHMH issue a...

Landlord Fined for Failing to Exterminate for Rats

August 23, 2016    

The DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to keep the property around its building free of pests. The inspector found fresh rat droppings on the side of the building. Landlord objected, stating that...

Animal Waste Accumulated from Chickens Kept in Yard

February 16, 2016    

DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for committing or maintaining a nuisance. The inspector saw a heavy accumulation of animal waste together with fly infestation in the rear yard of the building, which...

Landlord Fined $300 for Signs of Rats at Building

December 16, 2015    

DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to keep the building free of pests and conditions conducive to pests. The agency’s inspector observed fresh rat droppings and burrows on the side of the...

Tenant Fined for Keeping Unvaccinated Dog and 21 Cats in Apartment

September 24, 2015    

DOH issued three violation notices to tenant for harboring a dog and cats that weren’t immunized against rabies and for creating a nuisance. Tenant was a volunteer animal rescuer who kept one dog and 21 cats in...

Landlord Responsible for Conditions that Drew Pests on Rat-Infested Block

May 19, 2015    

DOHMH issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to keep the premises free of pests and conditions conducive to pests, and for failing to manage waste to prevent pests. The DOH inspector noted rat burrows...

Landlord Responsible for Unsanitary Conditions Caused by Tenant

March 23, 2015    

The DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to keep a premises free of pests and conditions conducive to pests, and failing to manage waste to prevent pests. The DOHMH inspector observed harborage...

Landlord Responsible for Clearing Pigeon Excrement at Building

February 23, 2015    

The DOH issued a violation notice to landlord for maintaining a nuisance. The violation cited pigeon excrement on the building's front, window sills, and roof ledge. Landlord claimed that pigeons congregated at...

Landlord Fined for Openings that Allowed Rats to Enter Building

January 22, 2015    

The DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to keep a building free of pests and conditions conducive to pests. The inspector observed inadequate stoppage based on gaps found at cellar windows and in...

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