A new law requires that property owners of ground floor or second floor commercial premises file an annual registration statement providing information about these spaces.
Storefront space includes ground-floor or second-floor commercial areas that are:
- Visible from the street and accessible to the public using a street or interior entrance AND
- Used for selling retail goods, food, or beverages, or for providing personal or financial services. This includes restaurants and service-sector firms operating in storefront spaces.
The first year registry submissions will be included in the RPIE filing season, which began February 12, 2020 and ended October 7, 2020.
Learn more about the new storefront registration requirement.
Vacancies or Ownership Changes
All class 2 and 4 owners of ground-floor or second-floor commercial premises who meet the registry filing requirements must file a supplemental registration to report any vacancies or ownership changes for the period from January 1 through June 30 of the year in which the storefront registration statement is filed. The supplemental registration is not required to be filed by designated class one property owners.