Lien Sales

When you do not pay your property taxes, water charges, and other charges against your property, these charges are tax liens that may be sold in a tax lien sale. Each year Finance sells tax liens. If your property has unpaid debt that qualifies for the lien sale, we will sell your lien debt (the amount owed) to an authorized buyer. A lien servicing company, on behalf of the buyer, adds more fees and interest to your debt, so it is much better to take care of your debt before we sell the lien. We send you at least four notices before your lien is sold telling you about the sale and advising you to pay your debts so that your property's lien does not get sold.

The last day to pay your debt or enter into a payment agreement
is on May 14, 2015.

The Lien Sale will take place on May 15, 2015.


Your residential property may be excluded from the lien sale if you qualify for certain personal exemptions, but you must file the Exemption Eligibility Checklist that was mailed to you with the 90 Day Notice of Intention to Sell Liens with us by May 14 in order to be removed from the sale. You can apply for personal exemptions for the tax year that starts on July 1 by sending your Lien Sale Property Exemption application by March 15 of the same year.

Military Request for Relief
Active military personnel may request relief from the Lien Sale, Tax Warrants, Environmental Control Board judgments, and parking judgments.

Payment Agreements
Payment agreements are available for properties noticed for the tax lien sale. Entering into a payment agreement or bringing an existing payment agreement up to date allowed owners to be removed from the sale. If you are eligible, you can request a payment agreement and use our payment agreement estimator to help you estimate what you will owe for each installment.

90-day Notice of Intention to Sell Liens
Includes detailed information and frequently asked questions about the sale.
লিয়েন সেলের 90 দিনের ইনটেনশন নোটিস
提前 90 天之留置权出售意向通知
Preyavi sou 90 jou pou Fè Konnen Entansyon nou pou Vann Dwa Privilèj
유치권 공매 의향 90일 고지
90-дневное уведомление о предстоящей продаже права требования задолженности
Aviso de 90 días de la intención de vender embargos preventivos

30-Day Publication List of Properties Eligible for the Lien Sale (as of 4/7/15)

2015 30-Day Lien Sale Lists
Updated 4/7/15















Staten Island



Lien Sale Outreach

Finance, DEP and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will hold outreach sessions in each borough from 5PM to 7PM (unless otherwise indicated) to provide owners with one-on-one customer assistance.

April 21, 2015
CM Jumaane Williams (CD #45)
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
4301 Avenue D, Brooklyn, NY (6:00pm – 8:00 pm)

April 23, 2015
CM Inez Barron (CD #42)
P.S. 13 Roberto Clemente School
557 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (5:00 – 8:00pm)

April 27, 2015
CM Inez Dickens w/West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (CD #9, 10 & 11)
CUNY City College
160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY (4:00pm – 7:00 pm)

April 28, 2015
CM I. Daneek Miller (CD#27)
Majority Baptist Church
115-21 Farmers Blvd, St. Albans, NY (6:00 pm – 9:00pm)

April 29, 2015
CM David G. Greenfield (CD #44)
Georgie Ballroom
4424 16th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

April 30, 2015
CM Annabel Palma (CD #18)
Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center
1000 Rosedale Avenue, Bronx, NY (6:00pm – 7:30pm)

May 4, 2015
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz
120-55 Queens Blvd, Conference Rm 213, Queens, NY (4:00pm – 8:00pm)

May 5, 2015
CM Andy King (CD #12)
680 East 219th Street, Bronx, NY (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

May 6, 2015
CM Julissa Ferreras (CD #21)
Loc.: TBD (6:00pm – 7:30pm)

May 7, 2015

CM Robert Cornegy (CD #36)
Restoration Plaza
1360 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Contact Information

For Property Taxes
            NYC Department of Finance
            Tax Lien Ombudsperson
            Phone: 212-440-5408 or 212-440-5407 (Ombudsperson for Seniors)
For Water & Sewer Charges
           NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection
           Bureau of Customer Services
           Phone: 718-595-7000
           Department of Environmental Protection Payment Center Locations

To Dispute Water & Sewer Charges
           NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection
           Water Lien Ombudsperson Office
           Phone: 718-595-OMBU (6628)

For Emergency Repair & Alternative Enforcement Charges
           NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development
           Phone: 212-863-6020

Current Lien Servicing Companies
           Tower Capital Management, LLC
           Phone: 800-970-8454

            MTAG Services, LLC
            Phone: 800-750-9210

Avoiding Predatory Lenders
When we publish the 90-day Lien Sale Notice, some homeowners receive loan offers they did not request. Be careful if you receive a loan offer after the list is published. The offer may not be in your best interest.
Dishonest lenders know that if your property is on the lien sale list, you owe the City money. These lenders try to take advantage of your financial situation, and you could lose your property. Be sure to research all lenders, seek guidance from independent sources, and be careful. Do not risk losing your home to a predatory lender if you cannot pay back the money you borrow.

Lien Sale List Archives

2014 Lien Sale List
2013 Lien Sale List
2012 Lien Sale List
2011 Lien Sale List (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island)