You can ask the Department of Finance to correct or update the description of your property that appears on the Notice of Property Value (NOPV). If you are in Tax Class 1 and 4, you can also request an update to your vacant land description.

Even if DOF agrees to change your property or vacant land description, this isn’t likely to immediately change the amount of taxes you owe. To change the amount of your property taxes, you need to appeal your assessed value. Visit the Property Value Appeal page to learn how to challenge your assessed value. 

There is no deadline for requesting an update to a property or vacant land description.

You can file a Request to Update your property description online or by mail.

Online

If you file online, a response from DOF will be faster, and you will get a confirmation number to track your request.

File a request.

By Mail

To file by mail, you need to complete the Request to Update Property Data Application.

Download the application to request an update to:

Call 311 to request a paper copy.

If you filed more than two weeks ago and haven't received a response yet, you can request the status.

Call 311 for assistance.

You can file for an administrative review if you think the Department of Finance made a clerical mistake in the amount of your property’s assessed value or market value.

Learn how to request an administrative review.

Tax Classes

Every property in New York City is assigned to a tax class based on the property's size and how it is used.

Class 1
Class 2
1-, 2-, and 3-family homes

Condo buildings that are 3 stories or less

Small stores or offices with 1-2 apartments attached

Vacant land that is zoned for residential use 
Property that isn't in Class 1 and is mostly residential

Residential property with 4 or more units

Co-op and condo buildings that are 4 stories or higher

Small stores or offices with 2 or more apartments attached

 

Class 3
Class 4
Property with equipment owned by a gas, telephone, or electric company 
All commercial and industrial property, such as offices and factories

Vacant land that is not zoned for residential use 

Vacant Land

All vacant land in Manhattan is classified as Class 4 property, regardless of use.

In the City's other boroughs, the vacant land tax class depends on how it's used. If it's zoned for commercial use, it is taxed as commercial property. If zoned for residential use, it is taxed as residential property.

The amount is based on comparable sales of other vacant land.

NOPV Information and Assistance

To learn about NOPVs and how the City assesses your property and calculates your taxes, view a glossary of terms, and access other resources visit the Property Value and Assessment page.

You can get in-person assistance and answers to questions about your NOPV at an outreach session. Learn more and get the list of events on the Department of Finance Public Events page.

 

General Information and Assistance

Online

Contact the Department of Finance.

In Person

Visit a DOF Business Center.