Properties owned by New York City, New York State, the Federal Government, or the Public Authorities are exempt from property tax based on various state laws. They may be exempt from other charges as well.
A domestic government entity isn't required to submit an application for exemption if it is listed as the owner of record in ACRIS (Automated City Register Information System) and notifies the NYC Department of Finance (DOF) by mail of the ownership.
In all other cases, the entity will have to supply proof of ownership. Additional documentation may be required to determine the use of the property.
Get property ownership information.
Mail a letter informing DOF that a government entity owns the property to:
NYC Department of Finance
Government Exemption Unit
59 Maiden Lane, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
If you already participate in the exemption program and need information about your benefits, you can request assistance online or by phone.