The Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS) allows you to
search property records and view document images for Manhattan, Queens,
Bronx, and Brooklyn from 1966 to the present.
(requires subscription)Accurint® is the most widely accepted locate-and-research
tool available to government, law enforcement and commercial customers.
Its proprietary data linking and analysis technology, LexisNexis®
Link ID™, securely and intelligently analyzes billions of partial and
complete records, and then filters and links that information based on
relevance to provide a complete picture of an individual.
- NYC Property Information System
Current Account Histories for all NYC parcels (by Block and Lot numbers)
are available, including Account History, Assessment rolls, Statement
of Account, Market Value History, Notice of Value, SCRIE reports, and
- NYC Map Portal
Enter address to see building-level map and find online property
information and more.
(some free information, detailed requires subscription)
Aggregates real estate data and listings from hundreds of public and
proprietary sources into an easy-to-use yet comprehensive property
research website covering a dozen major markets.
- NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
The DOB ensures the safe and lawful use of over 950,000 buildings and
properties by enforcing the City’s Building Code, Electrical Code,
Zoning Resolution, New York State Labor Law and New York State Multiple
Dwelling Law. Their main activities include performing plan
examinations, issuing construction permits, inspecting properties, and
- NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
The DEP administers the asbestos and lead control program, handles water
and sewer emergencies, and handles enforcement and complaints regarding
air, noise, and hazardous materials.
- NYC Department of Finance (DOF)
This department handles general real estate tax inquiries and SCRIE
refunds and tax abatements.
- NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOH)
The DOH operates the lead poisoning prevention program and inspects
windows and window guards as part of the window falls prevention
- NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)
HPD protects the New York City’s existing housing stock and expands
housing options for New Yorkers. HPD enforces the building code,
operates the emergency repair program, and manages the J-51 tax
exemption and abatement program.
- NYC Department of Investigation
Internal affairs division reporting to the Mayor’s Office overseeing
city agencies’ personnel (e.g.; DOB, HPD) practices. “Getting the worms
out of the Big Apple.”
- NYC Department of Sanitation (DOS)
The DOS is responsible for collecting garbage and recyclables, cleaning
streets, and clearing snow from the roadways in the winter.
- NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
This department issues the fire prevention certificate of fitness and
performs residential sprinkler testing.
- NYC Housing Court: NYC Civil Court, Housing Part
The Housing Part handles residential owner and tenant cases. Each year,
over 300,000 residential cases are filed in the Housing Part of the
Civil Court, generally referred to as the Housing Court.
- NYC Commission on Human Rights – Housing
The City Human Rights Law protects residents of most types of
housing in New York City against discrimination.
- NYC Rent Guidelines Board (RGB)
The RGB is mandated to establish rent adjustments for the approximately
one million dwelling units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law in New
York City. The Board holds an annual series of public meetings and
hearings to consider research from staff, and testimony from owners,
tenants, advocacy groups and industry experts.
- NY State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)
The DHCR’s Office of Rent Administration is responsible for regulating
rents in approximately 1.2 million privately owned rental units
statewide under four laws: the Emergency Housing Rent Control Law, the
Local Emergency Tenant Control Act, the Rent Stabilization Law, and the
Emergency Tenants Protection Act. These four laws are detail New York
City’s rent regulation systems commonly known as rent control and rent
- NY State Department of State Division of Corporations
Maintains documents relating to business and not-for-profit
corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and
registered limited liability partnerships that are formed under the laws
of New York State or authorized to do business under the laws of the
- FindLaw: http://www.findlaw.com/
- FreeAdvice: http://freeadvice.com/
- Law Street: http://www.lawstreet.com/
- Law Guru: http://www.lawguru.com/
- Law Help NY: http://www.lawhelp.org/NY/
- Legal Aid Society http://www.legal-aid.org/
- Nolo: http://www.nolo.com/
- City Council District Council District #6
- New York State Assembly Member District 67
Linda B. Rosenthal
- Manhattan Borough President
- Manhattan District Attorney
Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.
- State Senate Representative District #31
Eric T. Schneiderman
- US Senate Representatives
Kirsten E. Gillibrand
- City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court
Housing Court Answers, a service of the City-Wide Task Force on Housing
Court, has been the best place to go for information about Housing Court
for people without lawyers for close to thirty years.
- Eviction Intervention Services (EIS)
EIS has as its mission to prevent homelessness by keeping residents in
their communities, preserving existing affordable housing, and promoting
and supporting the construction of affordable housing for low, moderate
and middle-income households.
- Metropolitan Council on Housing
339 Lafayette Street, #301, New York 10012 (Phone: 212-979-0611)
- The Met Council is a city-wide membership tenant organization for more than thirty years. Met Council’s monthly newspaper Tenant/Inquilino, covers a broad array of topics of interest to tenants.
- Tenants & Neighbors
New York State’s largest tenants’ rights organization.