Restaurants – Improve your Letter Grade!

With over 30 years’ experience in the food service and restaurant industry, our NYC Dept of Health Notice of Violation Court Division,Restaurant Professional Services, will attend court in your absence to argue your most recent NYC Dept of Health inspection at a fraction of the cost of any other company. We meet with you to identify the problem areas that have contributed to inspection points, take pictures and note any improvement or changes. We use this information to reduce your inspection points and improve your letter grade.

We do not lie or mislead the OATH Tribunal judges in any way, shape or form. Instead what we do is take the facts written on your NYC Dept of Health Notice of Violation and present them to the court in the most logical manner in order to make them understand what really occurred at the time of inspection, whether the inspector made any mistakes and how each violation written about your establishment can be explained in regards to the NYC Dept of Health laws and codes as necessary.

Our fees are simply as follows:

$125 – if we only lower your violation points

An additional $75 if we improve your letter grade 

There is no charge if we do not improve your letter grade, lower your fines or lower your violation points.

NYC Dept of Health Mock Inspections

We offer mock inspections to prepare you for your upcoming NYC Dept of Health Inspection as well as go to court for you to improve your letter grade and reduce your fines. We help you to obtain an “A” grade from the NYC Dept of Health and assist you in maintaining that “A” grade.

You will find that if you correct the issues noted during our inspection that you may not only receive an “A” grade but you may eliminate the NYC Health Dept fines and eliminate your court costs. Note that when you have a NYC Dept of Health inspection the fines cost an average of $1600 per inspection for a “B” grade rating and $2200 for a “C” grade rating.

Our inspections do not require contracts and our fees are as follows:

$125 – for your initial inspection

then

$125 – for a quarterly inspection

or

$100 – for a monthly inspection

We also offer sanitation training for your staff as well.

A 2 hour inspection and sanitation training seminar is only $200 dollars. This includes a detailed weekly inspection checklist for your use as well as useful instructions in how to deal with rats, mice, roaches & fruit flies.

2017 Department of Health Restaurant Statistics

As of January 3, 2017 there are 26,113 active restaurants with permits in the 5 boros of NYC
Bronx 2394
Brooklyn 6380
Manhattan 10460
Queens 5909
Staten Island 970
As of January 3, 2017 
17 restaurants were Closed
563 had a Grade Pending
263 had a C Grade
1637 had a B Grade
22115 had an A Grade
1518 have not yet been inspected
As of Jan 3, 2017 there have been
 
81 graded inspections performed – this is in the first DAY of this year
this does not count the ungraded or 1st time inspections  
this averages to over 2106 inspections per month 
this number increases during the warmer months
The fine list from NYCDOH as of 2017 is as follows:
Please note that any violations relating to pest/or vermin are considered critical violations.
Initial Inspection Violation list – 1st visit
Critical Violations
Condition 1 – $400
Condition 2 – $450
Condition 3 – $500
Condition 4 – $600
Condition 5 – $800
First Re- Inspection Violation list – 2nd visit
Critical Violations
Condition 1 – $450
Condition 2 – $500
Condition 3 – $550
Condition 4 – $650
Condition 5 – $800
Second Re- Inspection Violation list – 3rd visit
Critical Violations
Condition 1 – $600
Condition 2 – $650
Condition 3 – $700
Condition 4 – $800
Condition 5 – $1000
Also please note that if they receive these violations and attempt to fight them in court without the proper representation and/or knowledge then the judge can impose a different fine which can range anywhere from $200 to $2000 per violation at the judges discretion.
NYC DOH Code Section 81.23 part b – item 2 – A food service establishment is required to have a licensed exterminator certified to do restaurant extermination at least once monthly
(2) Exterminator required. Permittees shall contract with a pest management professional licensed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to provide preventive measures and extermination services necessary to maintain their establishments free of pests. Records showing the name, address, Department of Environmental Conservation license number of the exterminator, the services provided, and the effective dates of such contracts shall be kept on the premises of the establishment. At the request of 28 the Department, the permittee shall make available a fully executed copy of a contract with a pest management professional to provide at least monthly preventive inspections and services, and where pests are observed, to provide services for their elimination.
Scoring for pest violations is a follows – severity is based upon a condition of level 1 to 5 – where 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest.
the points are listed after each violation as follows per severity
4K Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
level  1- 5pts –  Rats present in the facility’s food or non-food areas. Example: 1-10 fresh rat droppings in one area.
level 2 – 6pts –  11-30 fresh rat droppings in one area or 1-10 fresh rat droppings in two areas
level 3 – 7pts –  31-70 rat droppings one area; 11-30 fresh rat droppings in two areas; or 1-10 fresh rat droppings in three areas.
l evel 4 – 8pts –  1-2 live rats and/or 71-100 rat droppings in one area; 31-70 fresh rat droppings in two areas; 11-30 fresh rat droppings in three areas; or 1-10 fresh droppings in four areas.
level 5 – 28pts  Three or more live rats and/ or greater than 100 rat droppings and/or other conditions conducive to infestation of rats, e.g., holes/ openings, water, food, unused equipment/material.
4L Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. 
level  1- 5pts  Mice present in the facility’s food or non-food areas; 1-10 fresh mice droppings in one area
level 2 – 6pts Mice present in the facility’s food or non-food areas. 11- 30 fresh mice droppings in one area or 1-10 in two areas.
level 3 – 7pts Mice present in the facility’s food or non-food areas. 31-70 mice droppings in one areas; 11-30 in two areas; or 1-10 in three areas.
l evel 4 – 8pts  Mice present in the facility’s food or non-food areas; 1-2 live mice and/or 71-100 mice droppings in one area; 31-70 in two areas, 11-30 in three areas; or 1-10 in four areas.
level 5 – 28pts  Two or more live mice and/ or greater than 100 fresh mice droppings and/or other conditions exist conducive to infestation of mice. e.g., holes/openings, water, food, unused equipment/material.
4M Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.  
level  1- 5pts  Roaches present in the facility’s food and non-food areas. Example: two live roaches in the dry food area.
level 2 – 6pts Roaches present in the facility’s food and non-food areas. 6-10 roaches in one area; or 1-5 in two areas.
level 3 – 7pts Roaches present in the facility’s food and non-food areas; 11-15 roaches in one area; 6-10 in two areas; or 1-5 in three areas
l evel 4 – 8pts  Roaches present in the facility’s food and non-food areas; 16-20 roaches in one area; 11-15 in two areas; 6-10 in three areas; or 1-5 in four areas
level 5 – 28pts  Greater than 20 live roaches and/or other conditions exist conducive to infestation of roaches.
4N Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies. 
level  1- 5pts  2-5 filth flies or FRSA flies in the food preparation or food storage area during November 1 through March 1.
level 2 – 6pts 6-10 filth flies or FRSA flies in one area; or 2-5 filth flies in two areas
level 3 – 7pts 11-15 filth flies or FRSA flies in one area; 6-10 in two areas; or 2-5 flies in three areas
l evel 4 – 8pts  16-20 filth flies or FRSA flies in one area; 11-15 in two areas; 6-10 filth flies in three areas; or 1-5 in four areas.
level 5 – 28pts  More than 30 filth flies, FRSA flies and/or other conditions exist conducive to infestation of filth flies
4O Live animals other than fish in tank or service animal present in facility’s food and/or nonfood areas. 
level  1- 5pts  Live animal in establishment
level 2 – 6pts Two live animals in establishment
level 3 – 7pts Three live animals in establishment.
l evel 4 – 8pts  Four or more live animals in establishment.
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