Brooklyn, NY asked in Construction Law, Civil Litigation and Land Use & Zoning for New York

Q: NYS recently passed a law superceding a local law. The local law has provisions inconsistent with the NY law, but parts

are more restrictive. Will the local law have to be rewritten and can all the extra restrictions be added right back in?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: As a general rule, state laws generally supersede local laws. There are settings where local laws are sometimes stricter than state or federal laws. In terms of local laws being rewritten, that could be up to city officials, based on peoples' feedback. It would be best to consult with an attorney familiar with the laws you mention if you face a situation where the laws appear to be inconsistent, or in conflict with one another. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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