Jaffee: NY State (DOS) Releases Proposed Rulemaking to Adopt Cease and Desist Zone in Chestnut Ridge

February 15, 2018

Pearl River, NY – Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) today announced that the New York Department of State (DOS), Division of Licensing Services, on February 14, released its proposed rulemaking to adopt a cease and desist zone for the incorporated Village of Chestnut Ridge, New York.

The regulation prohibits the solicitation of a real estate listing from any homeowner whose name appears on a Department of State issued cease and desist list. The cease and desist regulation is designed to protect homeowners who do not wish to receive real estate solicitations, including solicitation by telephone, mail, door-to-door communication, e-mail, text message or any other direct means.

“I am pleased by the thorough review DOS conducted of concrete evidence collected and submitted by residents and its positive response to the numerous concerns they have raised,” Jaffee said. “This ruling will send a strong message that hardworking homeowners are entitled to enjoy their homes free from harassment. “

At Jaffee’s request, DOS held a public meeting on September 21, 2016 at Rockland Community College where residents expressed their concerns regarding excessive solicitation. Residents also provided DOS with numerous fliers and other materials to document the excessive solicitation.

The public has 60 days from February 14, 2018 to submit comments. The comment period will expire on Monday April 16, 2018.

The rule will become effective on July 1, 2018.

The public is invited to submit comments by email to david.mossberg@dos.ny.gov. Comments may also be mailed to:

David A. Mossberg, Esq.,
New York State Department of State,
Office of General Counsel
123 William Street, 20th Fl.
New York, NY 10038