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Green Roof Property Tax Abatement Program

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The Green Roof Property Tax Abatement provides a one-year tax abatement for the construction of a green roof on residential and commercial buildings in New York City. The green roof tax abatement is aligned with the City?s long-term sustainability plan, PlaNYC.

In general, a green roof is an addition to a roof that includes, among other things, a growth medium and a vegetation layer of drought-resistant and hardy plants. Green roofs help improve storm water management, provide insulation for the building, and lessen the urban heat island effect, which causes dense urban environments to have higher temperatures than other areas.

Financial benefits include a one year New York City property tax abatement of $4.50 per square foot of green roof. The benefit is capped at a maximum of $100,000 or an amount equal to the building?s tax liability, whichever is higher.

The green roof tax abatement is a pilot program that will sunset March 15, 2013.

Additional information, financial benefits, and eligibility may be found in the Solar Electric Generating System Property Tax Abatement Program Guide, available at the link below.
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NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Bronx Borough Office
1932 Arthur Ave, 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457
Phone: (718) 960-4710
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Buildings Department Tax Abatement
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Manhattan Borough Office
280 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2614
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Buildings Department Tax Abatement
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Queens Borough Office
120-55 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Phone: (718) 286-7620
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Buildings Department Tax Abatement
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Brooklyn Borough Office
210 Joralemon Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 802-3675
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Buildings Department Tax Abatement
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Staten Island Borough Office
10 Richmond Terrace, Borough Hall, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (718) 420-5400
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Buildings Department Tax Abatement
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

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