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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 1999

Contact:
Carol Abrams
(212) 863-5176

Cassandra Vernon
(212) 863-8076

HPD COMMISSIONER ROBERTS REMINDS BUILDING OWNERS TO RENEW THEIR BUILDING'S REGISTRATION

Owners of residential buildings with six or more units must register by April 30, 1999

Housing Commissioner Richard T. Roberts today issued a reminder to all owners of multiple dwellings -- those containing six or more units -- to renew their building's registration with the HPD Division of Code Enforcement's Property Registration Assistance Unit by April 30, 1999. Building owners and managers first received notification from HPD in late March to renew their registration. There is a $13 annual registration fee.

All owners of multiple dwellings are required to renew their building's registration annually under the City's Housing Maintenance Code and the State's Multiple Dwelling Law. When ownership of a property changes, the new owner is required to register the building within five business days. There are financial penalties for failing to comply. Building registration makes it possible for the Department to reach an owner to inform him/her of serious conditions in the building.

Owners of one- and two-family homes are not required to register their property unless they live outside the City. In these cases, the building must be managed by a New York City agent and must be registered with the Department's Division of Code Enforcement's Property Registration Assistance Unit.

Owners of buildings with three to five units are required to renew their building's registration by September 30, 1999. HPD will send notices to building owners and managers in late July/early August.

Owners with questions on renewals or registering their building for the first time should call (212) 863-7000.




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