Mortgages, Violations and Deeds:
a Borough, Block and Lot number [BBL] A
number of New York City agencies make certain building information
available online. On some sites, you can can look up the information
by building address, but for others you will need the borough, block
and lot number
Building Registration and Violations
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 Finance has created 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.
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.
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, and the new 2.0 beta version is much faster and improved. You can access the old version of Oasis here.
registered NY corporations through Department of State
The New York State Department
of State maintains a database of corporations registered throughout
New York. If the owner of a building is a corporation with no name
or address, you can look them up to see the name of the real owners.
J-51 benefits through the Department
of Finance has made J-51 (tax abatement) information
available online. You can check whether or not a property has received
any J-51 benefits over the past 30 years by searching by borough block
Tax and Water & Sewer Information:
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 check open charges and make payments for proprety taxes, parking tickets,
red light violations, ECB violations, business taxes,
consumer affairs violations, etc. While meant more as a convenience to make payments, it also allows users to view open charges in other properties. A brand new tool allows users to find water account information by block and lot!
property reports center
The property reports site allows the user to check the assessment
roles, rental income, rolling sales update, rebate programs, digital tax map, etc.
NYC's property information system
The property information system allows users to search past payments, assessments, SCRIE and DRIE reports, and quarterly statements for all NYC properties.
reports by the Rent Guidelines Board
The New York
City Rent Guidelines Board, has a host of NYC housing data, including
their own studies on mortgages, income and expense, and their rents,
markets and trends reports. It's also a good place to go to find about
tenants' rights and rent guidelines. Housing and Vacancy Survey data
is available at the citywide level.
The InfoShare Database provides access to an
abundance of data -including housing data and information (including
demographics, public housing and nonprofit organizations) - at many
levels, including NYC Neighborhood, Community District, Census Tract
and by political boundaries. Registration required. Fees required
after an introductory period.
York City Service Atlas if
you are looking for nonprofits that provide services in the area of
the 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.
New York City Housing and Neighborhood Information
System (NYCHANIS) site is up and running, created by the NYU
Law School Furman
Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. It allows users to access
data from the Housing and Vacancy Survey, Census and a number of other
sources, by census tract, community district, sub-borough area, zip
code and political districts, and even has mapping capabilities. Username
and password required.
The 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.
housing data demographics
If you are looking for demographic data
related to housing, you will probably find it through the demographic
guide of the UNHP Community Resource Guide.