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.
- Find a Property Borough, Block and Lot (BBL) or Address
- Create Cover Pages and Tax Forms to Record Documents
- Compute Property Transfer Taxes
New transfer tax exemption for START-UP NY Leases effective January 1, 2014
A new exemption from the New York State Real Estate Transfer Tax and the New York City Real Property Transfer Tax for START-UP NY Leases took effect on January 1, 2014. This exemption may be claimed when creating transfer tax forms in ACRIS.
Transfer of eTax and Cover Page Transactions between Customer Profiles
As of September 23, 2013, ACRIS will support the transfer of eTax and Cover Page transactions from one ACRIS Customer Profile to another. Detailed instructions for how to transfer a transaction will be available in the online help for eTax and Cover Page. Transfer will be performed from the eTax and Cover Page transaction summary screens and can be between Customer Profiles owned by the same NYC.ID account or between Customer Profiles owned by different NYC.ID accounts. Transfer will require entry of both the target NYC.ID email address and matching Customer Profile.
City Register will be Accepting All Documents Electronically
Beginning July 2013, the City Register will begin accepting all recorded documents electronically using ACRIS. New York State requires each submitter to register with the recording office in order to participate. To submit all recorded documents electronically, you must already be registered to use ACRIS and complete a Registered Submitter Registration Agreement and Enrollment for eRecording Application.
ACRIS System Update
A new version of ACRIS was released on May 20th. The new screens still give you access to all of the same applications: Search Property Records, Find Address and Parcels, Apply for Personal Exemptions, Create Tax Forms / Create Cover Pages, Calculate Taxes and Electronic Data Services. For more information:
The ACRIS application’s “Find Addresses and Parcels and Create Tax Forms / Create Cover Pages” functions may be unavailable during the following times due to system maintenance:
- Sundays from 4:00AM to 10:00AM
- Tuesday to Saturday from 1:00AM to 2:00AM (for several minutes only)
ACRIS ePayment may be unavailable at the following times due to system maintenance:
- Nightly from 1:00AM - 2:15AM
- Sundays from 5:00AM - 10:00AM
If you are trying to access any of these functions during these times, service may be interrupted.
A Word About ACRISasap and ACRIS.com
Please be advised that neither ACRISasap nor ACRIS.com is a New York City Department of Finance approved service or website. Any errors that occur as a result of using these sites are the responsibility of the filer, including any resulting penalty and interest.
Instructions from the City Register
Completing a Cover Page for a UCC Financing Statement
The Document Date entered should be the same as the Cover Page preparation date, or within six months of the initial UCC filing's expiration date.
When a Flip Transaction (a transfer from party A to B, then party B to C) is involved:
- Complete two separate RPTT forms, using two separate E-Tax transactions.
- Submit under two separate cover pages.
- Transfer to the owner (from party B to C) must be filed in the second cover page.
Searching for documents
Preparing a cover page to register a document
Creating electronic tax (E-tax) property forms
Subscription Data Services (SDS)
FAQ: General ACRIS Information
FAQ: Electronic Tax (E-tax) Forms
Checklist for Document Recording
Microsoft Windows XP or later
Internet Explorer 8 and up
Firefox 15 and up (Note: The built-in Firefox PDF viewer has some known issues with display of dynamic forms. For completed forms (e.g. tax forms) to display correctly, please ensure Firefox is configured to utilize Adobe Reader. Click here for instructions.)
Minimum resolution 1024x768 dpi
Recommended resolution 1280x1024dpi
Session Cookies enabled
Pop-up blockers disabled
Call the ACRIS Help Line at (212) 487-6300 for technical assistance or Email the ACRIS Help Desk.
Historical Index Data Subscriptions
Historical index data is also available for download by special request to the City Register. An active subscription to download this data is not required. Instead, such requests will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis. The cost of downloading historical index data will be quoted in advance. When the quoted cost is accepted and payment received, the data will be made available for download. For more information Contact Finance.
Index and Image Data Subscription Fees