Welcome to the web site of the New York City Loft Board. The core activities of the Board and its staff are to resolve issues regarding the legalization for residential use of buildings under the Board's jurisdiction (known as interim multiple dwellings or IMDs), to adjudicate proceedings resulting from applications filed by IMD owners and tenants, and to prosecute violations of the Loft Law and/or the Loft Board's rules.
Since passage of the Loft Law in 1982, the Board has made significant strides in encouraging legalization of the buildings under its jurisdiction, while being sensitive to the economic and safety concerns of both owners and tenants.
As Chairperson of the Loft Board, I am committed to promoting the fair and efficient resolution of disputes among members of the loft community, and to promoting the prompt legalization of all IMDs. We have included on this web site information about the Loft Law and the Loft Board intended to be helpful to anyone affected by, or interested in, the mandate of the Board. I hope you will find it helpful.
Marc Rauch, Chairperson
New York City Loft Board