You can receive messages by email, text or phone when there is a significant event in New York City, if you subscribe to Notify NYC. Messages will describe the incident and location of the event and instructions for people who are near the emergency.  

You can also receive notifications about significant events that do not require public action, such as:

  • Public health notifications
  • Public school notifications
  • Unscheduled parking rules suspensions

Notify NYC is available Citywide covering all five boroughs. You can register multiple email addresses, text message accounts, and phone numbers to receive Notify NYC advisories about events in up to five ZIP codes.

Notify NYC also offers public school information like unscheduled dismissals, closures, or delays.


Telecommunications carriers may charge regular voice and data fees for any Notify message received.

Check with your carrier for rates.

Register for Notify NYC.

If you are registered to receive Notify NYC alerts and notifications, you may see a caller ID with “212 NEWYORK” or the number (212) 639-9675 on your phone.

The City of New York provides a Senior Alert system to help locate missing seniors at risk. These notifications are sent through the City's Notify NYC system to subscribers in the borough of the missing person. The public will be asked to call in any tips to a special number.

Notify NYC is the City of New York's official source for information about emergency events and important City services.

Since each profile is password protected, only users can register themselves and change their profiles and passwords. Subscribers can also remove their profiles from the database if they wish to no longer receive the notifications.

You can log into your Notify NYC account to suspend and opt out of the service. These options are located at the bottom of the "Account Settings" page. Because each account is password-protected only users can remove themselves from the program.

Register for Notify NYC.

You can register for voice alerts from Notify NYC to go to your:

  • Home
  • Office
  • Cell phone

You can also register more than one phone number to receive Notify NYC advisories for up to five zip codes.

Participants in Notify NYC will receive emergency alerts, which provide critical information about the most severe emergency events, such as AMBER Alerts and natural disasters.

You will also have the option of registering for significant event notifications, which provide informational advisories about less severe emergency events which may still cause local disruptions.

Notify NYC is a voluntary program.  If you provide your phone number, it will remain confidential and will only be used for sending Notify NYC messages.

If you signed up for NotifyNYC alerts by phone and want to stop getting notifications, you need to provide the phone number and zip code used when you created the account.

Call 311 for assistance.