You can search for, get copies of, or update property ownership records, such as deeds and mortgages. A deed is often referred to as a title.

You can record property-related documents in person or online. To register a document, you must create a cover page in ACRIS, and submit document, supporting documents, and  pay fees and taxes (if necessary).

Learn more about recording documents, including required documentation and fees online.

Online

In Person

  • For all boroughs except Staten Island, you can go to any Borough City Register Office.  
  • For Staten Island, you must go to the Richmond County Clerk office.

Call 311 for assistance.

Welcome Packet

If you are a new property owner and have filed a deed in ACRIS, you will get a welcome packet from the Department of Finance (DOF). The packet includes guides with information on ownership, taxes, exemptions, and abatements. It will also include an invitation code which you can use to sign up for a customer service account on DOF's website.

Search for Document from 1966 to Present

You can search for property records and property ownership information online, in person, or over the phone with a 311 representative.

Online

Property owners of all boroughs, except Staten Island can Visit ACRIS.

To search documents for Staten Island property, Visit the Richmond County Clerk's website.

In Person

• For all boroughs except Staten Island, you can go to any Borough City Register Office.
• For Staten Island, you must visit the office of the Richmond County Clerk.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Request a Document from 1966 to Present

You can request a certified or uncertified copy of property records online or in person.

Cost

Certified copies cost $4 per page. Uncertified copies printed at a City Register Office cost $1 per page. There is no charge for ACRIS copies printed from a personal computer.

Online

Property owners of all boroughs, except Staten Island can Visit ACRIS.

For a certified copy for a document for a Staten Island property,, Visit the Richmond County Clerk's website.

In Person

• For all boroughs except Staten Island, you can go to any Borough City Register Office.
• For Staten Island, you must visit the office of the Richmond County Clerk.

If a document was registered on or after January 1, 1966, you can correct or update it online or in person.

To correct property records, bring supporting documents and a copy of your deed.

Online

For all boroughs except Staten Island, Visit ACRIS.

Using ACRIS, you can:

  • Find a Property BBL, Owner Name and Address
  • Create Cover Pages and Tax Forms to record documents
  • Compute Property Transfer Taxes

In Person

  • For all boroughs except Staten Island, you can go to any Borough City Register Office.  
  • For Staten Island, you must go to the Richmond County Clerk office.

Report Incorrect ACRIS Record

You can report incorrect information in ACRIS.

Call 311 for assistance.

Update Document from Before 1966

You can correct or update property-related documents that were filed before January 1, 1966, in person at the City Register's office in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

For Staten Island, you must go to the Richmond County Clerk office.

To correct property records, you must bring supporting documents and a copy of your deed.

Request Document from Before 1966

You can request a certified or uncertified copy of property records dated before 1966 online or in person.

Cost

Certified copies cost $4 per page. Uncertified copies printed at a City Register Office cost $1 per page.

Online

Contact the Department of Finance.

In Person

  • Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens: Visit the City Register Office in the borough where the property is located.
  • Brooklyn: Visit the Queens City Register Office to view Brooklyn property record books. If you have the Liber/Reel and page, date recorded, type of document, and number of pages, you should visit the Brooklyn City Register Office for microfilm records.
  • Staten Island: Visit the office of the Richmond County Clerk.

Residential or Commercial Property

If a property record for a residential property or commercial property is incorrect, you can update the:

  • Owner or Billing names
  • Owner or Billing address
  • Property address
  • Third Party or Interested Party Information

Online

Update property tax and billing information.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

In Person

You can get and submit a Property Information Update Form at a City Register Office only. For Staten Island visit the Staten Island Business Center. 

Learn more about the Staten Island Business Center.

Condos and Co-ops

If a property record for a condo is incorrect, you can update the:

  • Owner or Billing names
  • Owner or Billing address
  • Property address
  • Third Party or Interested Party Information

For a co-op, contact your co-op’s management office for assistance.

Online

Update property tax and billing information.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

In Person

You can get and submit a Property Information Update Form at a City Register Office only. For Staten Island visit the Staten Island Business Center. 

Learn more about the Staten Island Business Center.

Mortgage Satisfaction

Once a City property mortgage is paid in full, the lending bank or mortgage company will give the property owner a document called a Satisfaction of Mortgage. At that same time, the lender must also notify the Department of Finance (DOF) that the mortgage has been satisfied, so DOF can update its records.

If the mortgage lender has also been paying City property taxes for the owner, DOF will start billing the owner for the taxes they are responsible for paying based upon the mortgage payoff date. The owner will start to receive a property tax bill, also called a Statement of Account, for that property either quarterly or semi-annually.

If your lender has already contacted DOF, but you are not getting your property tax bills or the mailing address or billing name is incorrect, you can email DOF. 

Contact the Department of Finance.

You can request to find out if a mortgage company has been removed from the billing information after the mortgage satisfaction has been filed.

Call 311 for assistance.

Quarterly and Semi-Annual Property Tax Bills

  • Properties that have an assessed value of UNDER $250,000 receive property tax bills quarterly, or four times a year.
  • Properties that have an assessed value of OVER $250,000 receive property tax bills semi-annually, or two times a year.

Property owners should contact their lending bank or mortgage company for proof that their mortgage has been paid in full.

Mortgage Recording Tax

When a mortgage is issued and recorded for a City property, the property owner must pay both City and State Mortgage Recording Taxes. You can get information about the mortgage recording tax. 

Property owners must provide the relevant mortgage recording tax information when the mortgage documents are recorded. If the person recording the mortgage claims an exemption from the tax, the appropriate affidavit must be filed with the mortgage documents.

Online

Learn more about the mortgage recording tax, including tax rates.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

The Notice of Recorded Document Program helps combat real estate fraud and limit its harm by notifying property owners whenever a deed, mortgage, or related document for their property is recorded.

You can sign up to get email, text, or mail notifications. If you receive a notification and suspect fraud, you should contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately.

It’s free to register, but text message rates may apply, so you should check with your cell phone provider.

You can register for the program if you are a:

  • Property owner or the owner's agent (child, spouse, or domestic partner of owner if a designee)
  • Managing agent
  • Property owner's attorney
  • Lien holder
  • Executor or administrator of the estate of the owner or lien holder

Learn More

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the program.

Sign Up

You can register online for email and text message notifications. To receive letter notifications, you must make your request by mail.

Email and Text

Sign up for the Notice of Recorded Document Program.

Mail

To receive notifications by mail, you must complete and mail an application.

Mail to:

NYC Department of Finance
Division of Land Records, Office of the City Register
66 John Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Attn: Notice of Recorded Document

Download the Notice of Recorded Document Application.

Call 311 to request a paper copy.

If there is any change to property ownership, documents must be prepared, updated, and recorded with the City Register. The Division of Land Records collects fees for handling this service. 

If you overpaid a recording fee or transfer tax, or if you cancelled a request to record a document, you can request a refund. Requests for refund must be made within 3 years of the payment date.

Online

Download the recording fee refund request application.

By Mail

Call 311 to request a paper copy.

Mail to:

NYC Department of Finance
Refunds Unit
59 Maiden Lane, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10038-4648

Tax maps show lot lines, block and lot numbers, street names, lot dimensions, and easements. 

Anyone can get a copy of a property's tax map. You do not need to be the property owner to request a map.

You can request the following types of tax maps:

  • Current Tax Map
  • Library of Past Tax Maps
  • History of Tax Map Changes

Cost

Each certified copy costs $10. Uncertified copies cost $1 per page in the office. There is no charge for a copy printed from a personal computer.

If you have a question about your property's tax map, you should hire a certified land surveyor. The City does not survey land.

Online

• All boroughs except Staten Island: Contact the Department of Finance. Payments must be made online.
• Staten Island: Get tax maps.

In Person

Residents of all boroughs (including Staten Island ) can request a certified copy of a tax map in person at the Tax Map Office. Payment must be made in person.

The Tax Map Office is located at 66 John Street in Manhattan.

Technical Assistance with Digital Tax Maps

You can get assistance with technical questions about Department of Finance's online tax map system, by email.

Contact the Department of Finance.

Manhattan City Register Office
66 John Street, 13th Floor (between Dutch and William Streets)
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Bronx City Register Office
3030 3rd Avenue, Room 280 (between East 155th and 156th Streets)
Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Brooklyn City Register Office
210 Joralemon Street, 2nd Floor (between Court and Adams Streets)
Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Queens City Register Office
144-06 94th Avenue (between Liverpool Street and Sutphin Boulevard)
Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Richmond County (Staten Island) Clerk Office
The County Court House
130 Stuyvesant Place (between Hyatt and Schuyler Streets)
(718) 675-7700
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Order Status

If you ordered a certified copy of a document from ACRIS, the Department of Finance (DOF) will mail it in 5 days. Allow additional time for delivery. If you need to check the status of your order, you can contact DOF online.

Contact the ACRIS help desk.

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Financing Statements show a security interest in personal property, including in a co-op. The Office of the City Register records UCC Financing Statements for co-ops and fixture filings only. All other UCCs must be filed with the New York State Department of State. UCC Financing Statements for co-ops are filed through the Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS).

UCC processing fees are not refundable.

"Security Interest" is the right of the creditor (the bank/mortgage issuer) to take all or part of a property offered as security. The property is pledged as collateral for the mortgage, so the bank/mortgage issuer can take certain legal remedies if the owner defaults on the mortgage.

Sales Information

The Department of Finance (DOF) posts statistical data about City properties online. The Rolling Sales File sorts sales information into several categories for buyers and sellers. The files include neighborhood, building type, square footage, and other data. 

The Annualized Rolling Sales list has detailed sales information on City properties for the previous 12-month period. Co-op and condo comparables are also posted, since state law requires DOF to value co-ops and residential condos with 11 or more units as if they were residential rental buildings. You can also find a glossary of terms and descriptions for the City's Building Class Codes.

Get Rolling Sales data.

City Register and Richmond County Clerk Payments

Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens City Register Offices will accept payments only by check made out to "NYC Department of Finance." 

Payments at the Bronx City Register Offices must be made at the Bronx DOF Business Center.

The Staten Island Office of the Richmond County Clerk accepts only cash as payment.

DOF Business Center Payments

Payment Methods

You can pay using:

  • Cash
  • Personal or certified check in U.S. currency payable to the “NYC Department of Finance”
  • Money order in U.S. currency payable to the “NYC Department of Finance”
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or foreign cards with CVVs)
  • Debit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express logo)
  • Pre-paid card or gift card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express logo)

A 2% service fee is added for credit, debit, and pre-paid or gift card payments. There's no fee for payments by cash, check, or money order.

Online payments for NYC property taxes, parking tickets, camera violations, business taxes, and related fees and fines should only be made through the Department of Finance website or apps. Although the City may contract with some vendors, DOF doesn't approve or authorize any external applications, services, or websites that make payments on your behalf.

These external payment systems include, but aren't limited to, the following:

  • ACRISasap/ACRIS.com
  • Cellum
  • FineNYC
  • Mint Bills
  • Official Payments
  • PLS Financial
  • PowaTag
  • Precash
  • Prism
  • Rite Check
  • TicketZen
  • Winlt

Any errors or issues that occur as a result of using these sites are your responsibility, including any penalty and interest or other related fees, costs, or charges.

Tutorials are available on ACRIS to help you record and search for documents online. 

Additional help is available:

Online

Contact the ACRIS help desk.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Online

Contact DOF.

In Person

Visit a DOF Business Center.