It’s that time of year again. New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) requires annual property registration by owners of residential buildings that meet the following requirements:
- Multiple dwelling (3 or more residential units)
- Private dwelling (1-2 residential units) not occupied by the building owner or the owner’s immediate family
In other words, most New York City landlords need to register their buildings by the September 1 deadline.
HPD also requires registration whenever the building ownership changes or when other information on a valid registration changes, such as the managing agent or on-site management. HPD uses the registration contact information for official notification, or in case of an emergency at the property.
NYC Property Registration
HPD’s Property Registration Online System (PROS) allows owners and managers to do the following:
- Update registration forms annually or as changes occur (Signed hard copies are still required.)
- Create new property registrations
- Review and print a building’s registration history and submitted forms
- Receive electronic notification when forms are accepted or rejected
- Link to the Department of Finance to pay the property registration fee
Follow this two-part process:
- Complete the registration form and mail it to Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 3888, New York, NY 10008-3888. Forms must be signed and dated by the agent and the property owner listed on the registration form.
- Pay the $13 registration fee to the Department of Finance, which will bill this fee as part of your property tax collection Statement of Account, due on July 1. The HPD does not accept payment for property registration. To apply payment to the Property Registration fee, you can pay online with a credit card or visit a DOF Business Center.
For more information on property registration, visit the HPD website. If you have questions regarding insurance, please call our office at 877-576-5200 or comment below.