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.

  • Find a Property Borough, Block and Lot (BBL) or Address
  • Access Deeds and Other Recorded Documents
  • Create Cover Pages and Tax Forms to Record Documents
  • Compute and Pay for Property Transfer Taxes

System Announcements

Due to system maintenance,

  • ACRIS will be unavailable on Thursday, 6/8/23 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm (EST)
  • ACRIS Document Search Image Retrieval will be unavailable on Friday, 6/9/23 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (EST)
  • ACRIS will be unavailable on Sunday, 6/11/23 from 7:30am to 10:00am (EST)

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


FAQs Regarding the Discontinued Use of Microfiche



New! Schedule an Appointment Online

We encourage you to complete your transaction online. If you are not able to complete your transaction online, you can now schedule an appointment to visit one of our business centers.

Services Available by Appointment

Land Records and City Register Services

  • Submit documents
  • Research, review, and print property records (limited to one hour)
  • Request certified copies of property records
  • Pay filing fees for recording documents by credit card or check

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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.

Document Review and Acceptance Process

Submitting Documents

1. What are the steps of the eRecordings process, once I have registered to eRecord?

  1. Prepare the documents:
    1. Create the tax forms
    2. Create a cover page
    3. Scan document into PDF
  2. Upload the documents
  3. Review what you have uploaded
  4. Submit the documents
  5. Pay any taxes or fees by (eCheck and credit cards) (Note: ePayments cannot be split amongst multiple checking accounts)
  6. Resolve any issues that prevent the submission of your documents

2. Where can I see a step-by-step for this process?

Step-by-step instructions are available in the eRecording Document Submission Guide. Found at

3. If a transaction involves single and multiple documents, can some be submitted via eRecording and others via the regular submission process?

No, all documents from one transaction must be submitted in the same manner, either via eRecording or via the regular submission process.

4. What do I do if I am having issues with eRecording?


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

eRecording Document Submission Guide ACRIS Enhancements Guide
Fees and Requirements

Instructions from the City Register

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.

Flip Transactions
When a Flip Transaction (a transfer from party A to B, then party B to C) is involved:

  • Complete two separate RPTT forms, using two separate E-Tax transactions.
  • Submit under two separate cover pages.
  • Transfer to the owner (from party B to C) must be filed in the second cover page.

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:

  • Document pages must be no larger than 11” x 17” (or 17” x 11” in landscape mode)
  • PDFs must be black and white. Colors in PDFs will not convert clearly.
  • PDFs should not have any layers. Any layers must be flattened before uploading.
  • PDFs may not have any enabled security features preventing them from being converted
  • to images.
  • PDFs should be image scans with a resolution of 300 DPI.

System Availability

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:

  • Sundays from 5:00AM to 10:00AM
  • Daily from 1:00AM – 2:00AM (for several minutes only)

ACRIS ePayment may be unavailable at the following times due to system maintenance:

  • Nightly from 1:00AM - 2:15AM
  • Sundays from 5:00AM - 10:00AM

If you are trying to access any of these functions during these times, service may be interrupted.

System Requirements


  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 or later
  • Web Browsers
    • Internet Explorer 11 and up
    • Firefox (latest version)
    • Chrome (latest version)
    • Session Cookies enabled
    • Javascript enabled
    • Pop-up blockers disabled
  • Minimum screen resolution 1024 x 768 dpi
  • Recommended resolution 1280 x 1024 dpi
  • Windows-supported printer



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
Please be advised that neither ACRISasap nor 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.

Additional Information

For additional information on the Real Property Transfer Tax (RPTT) click here.

Contact Information

Call the ACRIS Help Line at (212) 487-6300 for assistance or Email the ACRIS Help Desk.
Contact the Division of Land Records.

Bronx County Office: 3030 3rd Ave, 2nd floor Bronx, NY 10455
Kings County Office: 210 Joralemon Street, 2nd floor Brooklyn NY 11201
New York County Office: 66 John Street, 13th floor New York, NY 10038
Queens County Office: 144-06 94th Avenue, Jamaica, Queens 11435

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.

Index and Image Data Subscription Fees