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June 4, 2004

Contact: Charles G. Sturcken (718) 595-6600

Revision of Press Release Sent 6/2/04 – New Information

DEP Customer Service Borough Offices Extend Hours for Payment of Water Bills and Liens on Property DEP and DOF Will Team Up To Conduct Community Outreach Evening Sessions in Each Borought to Assist Homeowners to Satisfy Debts or Contest Charges

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is extending Customer Service borough office hours, Monday through Thursday until July 29, 2004 from 9 00 am to 7:00 pm. Customers may receive assistance concerning their lien sale notices for outstanding water and sewer charges and may pay their bills via check or money order (cash and credit cards will not be accepted). Customers may enter into payment agreements at the DEP borough locations listed below. DEP personnel will also be available at the Business Centers during regular business hours to assist customers. Customers who wish to pay with cash must visit one of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) Business Centers; Credit card payments will not be accepted. Payments can also be made online at any of DOF’s Borough Business Centers or by mail, regardless of where the property is located. However, to ensure timely processing, DOF advises owners not to mail payments after July 9.

DEP Customer Service Borough office addresses are:

Bronx: 1932 Arthur Avenue, 6 th floor
Brooklyn: 250 Livingston St, 8 th Floor
Manhattan: 1250 Broadway, 8 th Floor
Queens: 96-05 Horace Harding Expressway, Corona
Staten Island: 60 Bay Street, 6 th floor

DOF Borough Business Centers are located at:

Bronx: 1932 Arthur Avenue
Brooklyn: 210 Joralemon St.
Manhattan: 66 John St.
Queens: 144-06 94 th Place
Staten Island: 350 St. Marks Place

Please note: All offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of the July 4th holiday.

In addition, elected officials will join with staff from DOF and DEP prior to lien sales in each borough at evening outreach sessions to make it easier for listed owners to come forward and make payments or contest charges. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will join the City team to provide useful information on housing and loans

All evening borough outreaches will take place from 6pm to 8pm as follows:

Wed. June 9, 2004 Staten Island, DOF Business Center – 350 St.Marks Place, 1st fl.
Thurs. June 17, 2004 Brooklyn, Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street
Wed. June 23, 2004 Queens, DOF Business Center, 144-06 94th Avenue, 1st fl.
Wed. June 30, 2004 Bronx, Lehman College, Music Bldg., 250 Bedford Park Blvd., West
Wed. July 7, 2004 Queens, DEP Borough Office, 96-05 Horace Harding Expwy., 1st fl.
Wed. July 14, 2004 Brooklyn, DOF Business Center, 210 Joralemon St., 1st fl.
Wed. July 21, 2004 Manhattan, DOF Business Center, 66 John St., 1st fl.


More Information

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

59-17 Junction Boulevard
19th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

(718) 595-6600