Lien Sale

When you don’t pay your property taxes, water charges, and other charges against your property, these charges are tax liens that may be sold in a tax lien sale. Each year Finance sells tax liens. If your property has unpaid debt that qualifies for the lien sale, we will sell your lien debt (the amount owed) to an authorized buyer. A lien servicing company, on behalf of the buyer, adds more fees and interest to your debt, so it is much better to take care of your debt before we sell the lien. We send you at least four notices before your lien is sold telling you about the sale and advising you to pay your debts so that your property’s lien does not get sold.

The last day to pay your debt or enter into a payment agreement is on May 15, 2014. The Lien Sale will take place on May 16, 2014.

Your residential property may be excluded from the lien sale if you qualify for certain personal  exemptions, but you must file the Exemption Eligibility Checklist that was mailed to you with the 90 Day Notice of Intention to Sell Liens with us by May 15 in order to be removed from the sale. You can apply for personal exemptions for the tax year that starts on July 1 by sending your exemption application by March 15 of the same year.

Military Request for Relief from Lien Sale, Tax Warrants, Environmental Control Board judgments, and parking judgments
Active military personnel may request relief from the Lien Sale, Tax Warrants, Environmental Control Board judgments, and parking judgments.
Military Request for Relief

Payment Agreements
Payment agreements may be available for properties noticed for the tax lien sale. If you are eligible, you can request a payment agreement and use our payment agreement estimator to help you estimate what you will owe for each installment.

90-day Notice of Intention to Sell Liens
Includes detailed information and frequently asked questions about the sale.
提前 90 天之留置权出售意向通知
90-дневное уведомление о продаже права требования задолженности по недвижимости
Aviso con 90 días de anticipación de la intención de vender embargos impositivos

30-Day Publication List of Properties Eligible for the Lien Sale (as of 4/10/14)

2014 30-Day Lien Sale Lists
Updated 4/10/14















Staten Island



Lien Sale Outreach Dates
Finance, DEP and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will hold outreach sessions in each borough from 5PM to 7PM (unless otherwise indicated) to provide owners with one-on-one customer assistance.

March 10, 2014
CM Alan Maisel (CD #46)
Hebrew Educational Society (HES)
9502 Seaview Avenue, Brooklyn
(5:00pm - 8:00pm)

March 12, 2014
Manhattan Business Center 
66 John Street, 2nd Floor, New York

March 13, 2014
CM Costa Constantinides (CD #22)
Councilman’s Office
31-09 Newtown Ave. Suite 209, Astoria
(5:30pm - 7:30pm)

March 19, 2014
Brooklyn Business Center
210 Joralemon Street, 1st Floor, Brooklyn

March 20, 2014
Staten Island Business Center 
350 St. Marks Place, 1st Floor, Staten Island

March 25, 2014
Queens Business Center
144-06 94th Avenue, 1st Floor, Jamaica

March 26, 2014
CM Darlene Mealy (CD #41)
Calvary AME Church
790 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn
(btw Rochester Ave. & Suydam Pl.)
(4:30pm - 7:30pm)

March 27, 2014
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)
AAFE’s Office
133-04 39th Avenue Flushing
(11:00am - 3:00pm)

April 1, 2014
CM Andy King (CD #12)
Williamsbridge NAACP Office
680 East 219th Street, Bronx
(6:00pm - 8:00pm)

April 2, 2014
Bronx Business Center 
3030 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bronx

April 9, 2014
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz
Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Blvd, 2nd Floor, Rm 213, Kew Gardens
(4:00pm - 8:00pm)

April 10, 2014
CM Annabel Palma (CD #18)
Kips Bay for Girls & Boys
1930 Randall Avenue, Bronx
(6:30pm - 8:30pm)

April 14, 2014
CM Donovan Richards (CD #31)
CD #31’s Far Rockaway Office
1931 Mott Avenue – Suite #410, Far Rockaway
 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)

April 16, 2014
CM Inez Barron (CD #24)
Pink Houses Community Ctr.
2702 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn
(3:00pm - 6:00pm)

April 17, 2014
CM Jumaane Williams (CD 45)
4517 Avenue D, Brooklyn

April 21, 2014
CM Donovan Richards (CD #31)
PS / IS 270 School Auditorium
233-15 Merrick Blvd, Rosedale
(5:00pm - 8:00pm)

April 22, 2014
CM Ruben Wills (CD #28), CM I. Daneek Miller (CD #27)
and CM Donovan Richards (CD #31)
Queens Business Center
144-06 94th Avenue, 1st Floor, Jamaica

April 23, 2014
CM Helen Rosenthal (CD #6)
563 Columbus Avenue, New York
(10:30am to 12:30pm)

April 23, 2014
West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc.
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue, New York
 (4:00pm to 7:00pm)

April 24, 2014
CM Deborah Rose (CD #49)
Staten Island Business Center 
350 St. Marks Place, 1st Floor, Staten Island

April 28, 2014
Assemblyman Karim Camara (43rd District), CM Mathieu Eugene
(CD t#40) and the 20th State Senatorial District
St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church
331 Hawthorne Street, Brooklyn
(6:00pm - 8:30pm)

April 29, 2014
Manhattan Business Center 
66 John Street, 2nd Floor, New York

April 30, 2014
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Brooklyn Borough President’s Office
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn
(4:00pm - 8:00pm)

May 1, 2014
State Senator Simcha Felder (17th District)
1412 Avenue J, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn
(4:00pm - 8:00pm)

May 5, 2014
CM David Greenfield (CD #44) 
4424 16th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn
(12:00pm - 3:00pm)

May 6, 2014
Bronx Business Center 
3030 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bronx 

May 7, 2014
CM Robert Cornegy (CD #36)
Restoration Plaza 
1360 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
(5:00pm - 8:00pm)

May 8, 2014
CM I. Daneek Miller (CD #27)
Majority Baptist Church 
115-21 Farmer’s Boulevard, St. Albans
(5:00pm to 8:30pm)

Contact Information

For Property Taxes
            NYC Department of Finance
            Tax Lien Ombudsperson
            Phone: 212-440-5408 or 212-440-5407 (Ombudsperson for Seniors)
For Water & Sewer Charges
           NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection
           Bureau of Customer Services
           Phone: 718-595-7000
           Department of Environmental Protection Payment Center Locations 


To Dispute Water & Sewer Charges
           NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection
           Water Lien Ombudsperson Office
           Phone: 718-595-OMBU (6628)

For Emergency Repair & Alternative Enforcement Charges
           NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development
           Phone: 212-863-6020

Current Lien Servicing Companies
           Tower Capital Management, LLC
           Phone: 800-970-8454

            MTAG Services, LLC
            Phone: 800-750-9210

Avoiding Predatory Lenders
When we publish the 90-day Lien Sale Notice, some homeowners receive loan offers they did not request. Be careful if you receive a loan offer after the list is published. The offer may not be in your best interest.
Dishonest or unscrupulous lenders know that if your property is on the lien sale list, you owe the City money. These lenders try to take advantage of your financial situation, and you could lose your property. Be sure to research all lenders, seek guidance from independent sources, and be careful. Don’t risk losing your home to a predatory lender if you cannot pay back the money you borrow.
Lien Sale List Archives

2013 Lien Sale List
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2012 Lien Sale List
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2011 Lien Sale List
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