Water Debt Assistance Program - Lien Sale

The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Water Debt Assistance Program can help homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. You may prevent the sale of your water and sewer debt in the upcoming 2018 Lien Sale if you meet all of the following requirements: 

• You own and live in your home.

• Your property is on the 90-Day Lien Sale Listing.

• You are currently at least 30 days delinquent in paying your mortgage.

• You are not currently in bankruptcy.

• Your home is classified as a:

     - B0-B9: Two family residence

     - C0: Three family residence

     - S0: One family over two stores

     - S1: One family over one store

     - S2: Two family over one store

• You get water and utility bills in your name at your home address and have a valid New York State ID.

• All water and sewer charges were issued after you purchased the property.

To determine your eligibility, you must come into any Department of Environment Protection (DEP) borough office or our Central Office with a valid government-issued photo identification, proof of mortgage delinquency and proof of residency to complete a Water Debt Assistance Customer Participation Form and sign a Program Agreement before May 17, 2018.

You can get this form by downloading it from nyc.gov/dep, requesting it from the DEP Customer Service Contact Center, or visiting your local DEP borough office.

Eligibility for this program can only be determined by DEP.