of Finance has created the
Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS)
that allows users to look up property records and transactions on
specific properties searching by block and lot number, or do research
on a particular party name. Mortgage and deed transactions are posted,
and many include scanned images of the actual documents.
Registration and Violations
Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) has
recently made available Building Code Violations and other information
through HPD Online. Here you can look up the BBL if you only have
the address, find out the registration of the building, census tract,
stories, units, and emergency repairs.
of Buildings Building Information System
of Buildings (DOB) offers real-time Building Information
System data including a property profile overview containing
detailed complaint information. It includes DOB violations as well
as Environmental Control Board violations. You can
also sometimes view the Certificate of Occupancy for a property, or
any permits issued.
of Finance allows users to look up both property tax information
and water & sewer information online. You can look up property
tax information on any building on two different sites.
epayment center The
epayment center allows the user to make payments for parking tickets,
red light violations, property taxes, ECB violations, business taxes,
consumer affairs violations, etc.
property reports center
The property reports site allows the user to check the assessment
roles, rental income, rolling sales update, rebate programs, etc.
& Sewer billing and account information
is available only by account number. You will be able to make payments
and check payment history through the epayment center. You'll need
to create a username and password to access the more detailed records
on the property reports site.
Online Mapping Library
HUD Online Mapping Library allows users to create maps of their areas
using a variety of statistical data. Unfortunately, these maps are
not generally accompanied by actual statistical numbers. However,
the maps on housing programs are quite useful.
provides access to an abundance of data -including housing data and
information - at many levels, including NYC Neighborhood, Community
District, Census Tract and by political boundaries. This site is highly
recommended and easy to use. Registration required. Fees required
after an introductory period.
NYCity Map is a great resource for mapping the nearby
locations of NYC services for a given address, as well as building
and property information, and neighborhood information.
York City Service Atlas
If you are looking for nonprofits that provide services in the area
of housing and shelter, the New York City Service Atlas is a great
site to use. The site searches by zip code, city council district,
neighborhood or community board, and provides area maps.
The New York City Open Accessible Space Information System
Cooperative (OASIS NYC) allows users to look up property
information and block and lot maps, searching by address or block
and lot. You can find out lot size, zoning information, ownership
info, and links to other property information. The site is an excellent
resource for researching property information.
of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods"
The NYU Law School Furman
Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy publishes a report entitled
of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods". The report
contains excellent housing and demographic data and maps of NYC arranged
by Community District and Sub-borough Area.