City Owned and Leased Properties (COLP)

City Owned and Leased Properties, a downloadable spreadsheet and geodatabase that list city properties with types of uses, location and other information

ZoLa, the Department of City Planning's (DCP) web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application mapping uses on city owned and leased properties

City Owned and Leased Properties Map and GIS files

The City Owned and Leased Properties (COLP) spreadsheet is the latest in the series of biennial documents required under Section 204 of the City Charter. It is produced in conjunction with the Citywide Statement of Needs and a map of uses on city owned and leased properties presented in ZoLa, DCP’s public facing zoning and land use mapping application.

The city and its related authorities own or lease a diverse inventory of over 17,000 properties with more than 18,000 uses. The City Owned and Leased Properties Spreadsheet is a comprehensive listing of city properties.

The City Owned and Leased Properties workbook is comprised of four spreadsheets – Sample Sheet with Field Definitions and Codes, COLP - City Owned and Leased Properties , Use Codes and Definitions and Agency Codes and Definitions.

The following information about each property is included in the spreadsheet:

  • Borough
  • Tax Block (IPIS)
  • Tax Lot (IPIS)
  • Community District (CD)
  • House Number
  • Street Name
  • Parcel Name
  • Agency
  • Use Code
  • Use Type
  • Non-City Ownership Code
  • Leased Property Code
  • Urban Renewal Code
  • Final Commitment Code
  • Residential Occupancy Code
  • No Current Use Code
  • ZoLa Category Code
  • Borough, Tax Block, Tax Lot (BBL)

Multiple uses may occur on the same tax lot; therefore a lot may appear more than once.

The inventory of city properties changes continually as the city acquires property for new or expanding facilities, or disposes of surplus properties. The use of a property may also change as needs within an agency shift or as one agency replaces another at a given site. For these reasons, the City Owned and Leased Properties spreadsheet represents a "snapshot-in-time" as of November 2016.

The City Owned and Leased Properties Spreadsheet has been produced from data in the Integrated Property Information System (IPIS), a real estate database maintained by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). DCAS now posts the City Owned and Leased Properties data on the New York City Open Data website.

The city owned and leased properties (COLP) layers are also available as a geodatabase on the New York City Open Data website.

City Owned and Leased Properties Map

In conjunction with the Citywide Statement of Needs and the City Owned and Leased Properties spreadsheet, a map is produced of uses on city owned and leased properties (COLP). The map is available through ZoLa (the Zoning and Land Use Application), the Department of City Planning's (DCP) web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application. The mapped data appears as ten different layers in ZoLa. Uses on city owned and leased properties are grouped together into nine categories or layers (Office; Education; Cultural and Recreation; Public Safety and Criminal Justice; Health and Social Services; Maintenance, Storage & Infrastructure; Leased to a Private Tenant; Property with a Residential Use; and Property with No Use.) There is also a thematic layer identifying all city owned properties and all city leased properties.

Go to ZoLa to view the map of uses on city owned and leased properties.

Go to the BYTES of the BIG APPLE webpage to get the City Owned and Leased Properties GIS dataset


Questions on City Owned and Leased Properties can be directed to Kyle Daniels at kdaniels@dcas.nyc.gov