As you should know by now, residential property owners are required to register their buildings annually with the City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). All multi-family buildings with three or more units, regardless of whether the owner lives at the property, must register their properties with HPD typically by every September 1st.
HPD has notified RSA that Orders have been issued to owners of properties who failed to file a timely Property Registration as of September 1, 2017. In order to have the Order dismissed, you must register your property as soon as possible.
The easiest way to complete a registration form is by using HPD’s Property Registration Online System (PROS), which can be found by visiting http://on.nyc.gov/1nJZl2V. PROS is available in several languages, such as English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Russian. Once you have completed the form online, you will be given a direct link to the City Department of Finance (DOF) where you will be required to pay a $13 registration fee.
Please be advised that owners who do not annually register their buildings will also be ineligible to certify pending violations on their buildings, request a Code Violation Dismissal, initiate a court action to recover possession of the premises for nonpayment of rent, receive notices of complaints and receive opportunities to resolve issues before fines are distributed.
For any questions regarding HPD Property Registration, you may contact HPD at [email protected].