A new law requires that property owners of ground floor or second floor storefronts 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 registry submissions will be included in the RPIE filing season, which is March 1, 2021 to June 1, 2021. The deadline to file is June 1, 2021.
If you have vacancy or ownership changes, you are also required to file a supplemental update to your storefront filing starting July 1. DOF will contact you by email when it is time to file this supplemental update.
Learn more about the new storefront registration requirement.
Vacancies or Ownership Changes
All class 2 and 4 owners of ground-floor or second-floor storefronts who meet the registry filing requirements must file a supplemental registration if the property was sold or any storefronts that were registered are no longer leased to a tenant 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.