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 was on May 15, 2014.
The Lien Sale took 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 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
10-Day Publication List of Properties Eligible for the Lien Sale (as of 4/30/14)
Lien Sale Outreach
Over the past few months Finance, DEP and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) held many outreach sessions in each borough that provided owners with one-on-one customer assistance.
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
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
Current Lien Servicing Companies
Tower Capital Management, LLC
MTAG Services, LLC
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
2012 Lien Sale List
2011 Lien Sale List
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