J-51 Exemption and Abatement

J-51 is a property tax exemption and abatement for renovating a residential apartment building. The benefit varies depending on the building's location and the type of improvements.


The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) determines eligibility for this program. Finance administers the benefit. Once approved you must complete and submit Finance's J-51 Property Tax Exemption and Abatement Application. You need to include the Certificate of Eligibility from HPD with your application.

Application Process

Please refer to the HPD site to learn more about how to apply for this program.
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

J-51 Benefit Look up

You can search for apartment buildings with J-51 benefits in all five boroughs, by tax year.  Rental buildings receiving the benefits are listed first.  Finance has provided the data in two file formats:

  • PDF, using Adobe Reader, for viewing only.
  • XLS Microsoft Excel for sorting and creating customized reports.    
J-51 Exempt / Abatement Properties as of FINAL Roll FY'22/23 (Neighborhood Name and Descriptive Data is as of Final 22/23) Adobe
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Brooklyn Download Download
Queens Download Download
Staten Island Download Download

Search for properties that have J-51 exemptions (borough, block, lot, and tax year required)
View J-51 Benefit History Online


J-51 Tax Exemption and Abatement for Residential Rehabilitation or Conversion to Multiple Dwellings Application

Download All NYC Property Data

The Department of Finance has made the data for all NYC properties available on the NYC Open Data portal for download. Visit the Open Data page for more information.

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