Multiple Dwelling Registrations Due September 1st

Please note a one-time change to our original article below. Because the HPD’s online registration platform is not available, the deadline for filing MDR registrations has been extended to Sept. 15, 2013. The form will have to be mailed to HPD, Church Street Station, PO Box 3888, New York, NY 10008

Beginning in 2013, the annual property registration cycle will be the same for all properties that are required to register. For these properties, the due date will be September 1st.

Owners or their agents will receive the re-registration form from the Division of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) at the end of May or beginning of June each year. Instructions will be provided on the form. The information for registration will not change. Owners are required to provide contact information about the owner or owning entity, the managing agent, the site management, the lessee (if there is one) and information about who can be contacted in the event that there is an emergency at the building. HPD is also requesting e-mail addresses for the managing agent, individual owner, and 24-hour contact person because e-mail notices — for example, when complaints are filed or Notices of Violation are issued or registrations are required — can be sent to these individuals to advise them quickly of actions that the agency may be taking.

The fee for Property Registration will be billed to the property by the Department of Finance (DOF) with the Statement of Account due on July 1 of each year. The $13 fee will be clearly marked as Property Registration. To apply payment to only the Property Registration fee, owners must clearly indicate that on the payment. Online payment is acceptable at Payment to DOF must be made, in addition to sending in a properly completed form to HPD, in order to have a valid Property Registration. Owners may make amendments to the registration during the course of the year for no additional fee.

For properties that typically have a registration due date prior to September 1, 2013, the current registration is being extended by HPD as valid until September 1, 2013. Owners do not need to take any action to extend the date. If a property had a registration due date of October 2013, it must now be submitted by September 1.

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