The Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS) allows you to search property records and view document images for Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn from 1966 to the present.
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Claiming a New York City Real Property Transfer Tax Exemption for Transfers to or from Housing Development Fund Companies (HDFC) – Using ACRIS to create NYC-RPT
Beginning August 19, 2016, taxpayers may be eligible to claim a full or partial Real Property Transfer Tax exemption for transfers of real property, or economic interests therein, to or from Housing Development Fund Companies, or entities in which a Housing Development Fund Company owns a controlling interest (collectively known as an “HDFC Transfer”) under Section 11-2106(b)(9) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York (the “HDFC Exemption”).
Effective March 24, 2017, the NYC-RPT form has been revised to include:
For additional details on how to claim a new Real Property Transfer Tax (“RPTT”) exemption for transfers of real property subject to certain affordable housing restrictions, click here.
Land Records and City Register Services
City Register Now Accepts All Documents Electronically
All real property transfer tax returns, including returns for transfers of real property located in Staten Island, must be filed electronically using ACRIS. Real property transfer tax returns for transfers of real property located in Staten Island must also be filed in paper form.
No, all documents from one transaction must be submitted in the same manner, either via eRecording or via the regular submission process.
Completing a Cover Page for a UCC Financing Statement
The Document Date entered should be the same as the Cover Page preparation date, or within six months of the initial UCC filing's expiration date.
When a Flip Transaction (a transfer from party A to B, then party B to C) is involved:
ACRIS converts all uploaded PDF files to images for final archival purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure that the uploaded PDF can be properly converted. If it cannot, clarity may be lost during the conversion process, and as a result, your submission may be rejected, or the document may be placed in the public record with reduced clarity.
To ensure that the PDF can be properly converted to images, please be sure that your PDF meets the following guidelines:
The ACRIS application’s "Find Addresses and Parcels and Create Tax Forms / Create Cover Pages functions may be unavailable during the following times due to system maintenance:
ACRIS ePayment may be unavailable at the following times due to system maintenance:
If you are trying to access any of these functions during these times, service may be interrupted.
Bandwidth Utilization Restrictions
In order to provide the best ACRIS (Automated City Register Information System) experience for all users and to ensure there is no degradation in system performance, the Department closely monitors user traffic. System devices are installed to monitor bandwidth utilization and are set to restrict the daily bandwidth utilization to 400 MB, effective May 15, 2006. The Department will deny future access to those IP addresses in violation of this policy.
In addition, the Department restricts access to users of robots, automatic scripts and other methods that consume excessive bandwidth to download information from ACRIS. High-volume users should contact the City Register to establish data subscription services that have been specifically designed to support such traffic.
A Word About ACRISasap and ACRIS.com
Please be advised that neither ACRISasap nor ACRIS.com is a New York City Department of Finance approved service or website. Any errors that occur as a result of using these sites are the responsibility of the filer, including any resulting penalty and interest.
For additional information on the Real Property Transfer Tax (RPTT) click here.
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Historical Index Data Subscriptions
Historical index data is also available for download by special request to the City Register. An active subscription to download this data is not required. Instead, such requests will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis. The cost of downloading historical index data will be quoted in advance. When the quoted cost is accepted and payment received, the data will be made available for download. For more information Contact Finance.