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NYC Property Resources

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 Outside nyc.gov links:


Furham Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy


nyc.gov links:


Housing Complaints and violations 

Access information about residential buildings in the City of New York including violations of the City's Housing Maintenance Code and the State's Mutiple Dwelling Law as well as contact information based on last valid building registration form.


Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS)

Search property records and view document images for Manhattan, Queens, Bronx and Brooklyn back to 1966


Property Sales Information

Determine what properties in all five boroughs are beings sold for based on any combination of criteria, such as neighborhood, building type and square footage.


Landmark Maps

You can view historic maps or you can access the NYC Map Portal to see if a building has landmark designation. 


NYC Map Portal by DoITT

This is the single access point for all mapping needs for NYC. It also has other location based information, such as property, building, neighborhood statistics and census information.


Buildings Information System

Search for general information on a property in the city including recorded complaints and violations, actions, applications and inspections.


Buildings, Department of


The Department of Buildings (DOB) ensures the safe and lawful use of over 900,000 buildings and properties by enforcing the Building Code, Zoning Resolution, and other applicable laws. Each year it reviews over 60,000 construction plans, issues over 110,000 new and renewed permits, performs over 300,000 inspections, and issues 12 types of licenses, registrations, and certificates. It facilitates construction by continually streamlining the permit application process, and delivers services with integrity and professionalism.


Design and Construction, Department of


The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) currently manages a design and construction portfolio of over $4.6 billion of the City's capital construction projects. Projects range from streets, highways, sewers and water mains to public safety, health and human service facilities, as well as cultural institutions and libraries. Through a combination of in-house staff and private consultants and contractors, the Department delivers quality, cost-effective projects in a safe and efficient manner.


Housing Authority


The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides affordable housing to nearly 420,000 low- and moderate-income City residents in 345 housing developments with 180,000 apartments in the five boroughs. Through federal rent subsidies (Section 8 Leased Housing Program), the Authority assists over 87,500 families in locating and renting housing in privately owned buildings. In addition, the Authority provides social services for its residents through 112 community centers, 42 senior centers, and a variety of programs.


Housing Preservation and Development, Department of


Using a variety of preservation, development, and enforcement strategies, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) strives to improve the availability, affordability, and quality of housing in New York City. As the nation’s largest municipal housing agency, HPD works with private, public, and community partners to strengthen neighborhoods and enable more New Yorkers to become homeowners or to rent well-maintained, affordable housing.


Landmarks Preservation Commission


The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designates, regulates and protects the City’s architectural, historic and cultural resources, which now number 1,128 individual landmarks and more than 22,000 properties in 83 historic districts and 11 extensions to existing historic districts. The Agency annually reviews more than 9,000 applications to alter landmark structures. Enforcement staff investigate complaints of illegal work and initiate action to compel compliance with the Landmarks Law.


Loft Board


The New York City Loft Board resolves issues regarding the legalization for residential use of buildings under the Board's jurisdiction (known as interim multiple dwellings or IMDs), adjudicates proceedings resulting from applications filed by IMD owners and tenants, and enforces minimum housing maintenance standards for IMD buildings.


Rent Guidelines Board


The Rent Guidelines Board provides information on renewal-lease guidelines for rent stabilized apartments in New York City.

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