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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 6, 2002

Press Contacts:
Carol Abrams (212) 863-5176
Kim Brown (212) 863-8076

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

Owners of residential buildings with three to five units must register by October 1, 2002

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Jerilyn Perine has issued a reminder to all owners of multiple dwellings with from three to five units to renew their building's registration with HPD's Division of Code Enforcement Property Registration Assistance Unit by October 1, 2002. There is a $13 annual registration fee.

The Property Registration form is available on HPD's web site located at nyc.gov/hpd. Owners with questions on renewals or registering their building for the first time should call (212) 863-7000.

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 HPD to reach an owner to inform him/her of serious conditions in his/her building.

Owners of private one- and two-family homes are not required to register their property unless they live outside the City. However, owners of private dwellings may register their buildings with the Property Registration Assistance Unit any time during the year. In cases where the building owner lives outside the City, 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 residential buildings with six or more units are required to renew their building's registration by May 1, 2003. HPD will send notices to building owners and managers in early March.




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