Deadlines and Procedures for Amending Annual Rent Registration

Even though the deadline by which rent registrations with the DHCR must be filed is July 31, the registration year runs from April 1 to March 31. This means that the opportunity to amend a rent registration ends on March 31st whereupon a new registration year begins.

The consequences of waiting to review a current year's registration and risking that its status convert to a prior year's registration are costly. The Rent Code Amendments of 2014 require that an owner seeking to amend a registration for a year other than the present registration year seek an order from DHCR by filing an Administrative Determination.

In contrast, amending a current year's rent registration carries no additional burden of seeking approval. The official How to Amend Registrations letter is found by clicking here. Specific instructions on the amendment procedure is found by clicking here.