Compliance with State and Local Law

HPD is responsible for enforcing the State’s Multiple Dwelling Law and the City’s Housing Maintenance Code, which outline the rights and responsibilities of renters and property owners regarding the maintenance of property. 

These webpages will explain the policies and procedures surrounding property registration and basic maintenance requirements. In addition, you can learn the process for clearing code violations and the potential consequences for not doing so, including forcing the City to make emergency repairs, or entering one of the city’s enforcement programs

Keeping up to date on property tax payments is also important, as failure to do can lead to additional enforcement actions led by HPD. The Property Tax Delinquency section explains this further, offering advice on payment agreements and a number to call for questions about municipal charges.

For owners of buildings funded with federal funds from the HOME program or Low Income Housing Tax Credits, we offer detailed information on compliance requirements and certification processes.

For assistance with understanding code compliance rules, understanding or receiving referrals to loans and tax incentive programs offered by HPD and for assistance with general property compliance questions or issues, you can contact our Division of Neighborhood Preservation. A staff person will sit with you to understand your issues and/or questions and provide assistance.

Finally, there is important information for all owners on best practices as well as new legal requirements should New York City experience a weather emergency, natural disaster, or power outage.