ACRIS

ACRIS will be unavailable from 6:30 PM to 11:59pm Tuesday, 4/23/2019 (ET).

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Due to system maintenance, ACRIS Electronic Payments will be unavailable for brief periods during the following Dates/Times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Saturday, April 20th from 8:00 p.m. through Sunday, April 21st 8:00 a.m. EST
  • Friday, April 26th from 12:00 a.m. through Friday, April 26th 7:00 a.m. EST
  • Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 p.m. through Sunday, April 28th 4:00 a.m. EST
  • Sunday, May 5th from 12:00 a.m. through Sunday, May 5th 4.00 a.m. EST

You can now request electronic certified copies of real and personal property documents recorded in ACRIS! Before requesting electronic certified copies, make sure that the recipient of your documents is willing to receive them in an electronic format.


The Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS) allows you to search property records and view document images for Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn from 1966 to the present.

  • Find a Property Borough, Block and Lot (BBL) or Address
  • Create Cover Pages and Tax Forms to Record Documents
  • Compute Property Transfer Taxes

City Register Now Accepts All Documents Electronically
City Register now accepts all recorded documents electronically using ACRIS. New York State requires each submitter to register with the recording office in order to participate. To submit all recorded documents electronically, you must already be registered to use ACRIS and complete an online Registered Submitter Registration Agreement and Enrollment for eRecording Application.

Document Review and Acceptance Process


System Announcements

Claiming a New York City Real Property Transfer Tax Exemption for Transfers to or from Housing Development Fund Companies (HDFC) – Using ACRIS to create NYC-RPT
Beginning August 19, 2016, taxpayers may be eligible to claim a full or partial Real Property Transfer Tax exemption for transfers of real property, or economic interests therein, to or from Housing Development Fund Companies, or entities in which a Housing Development Fund Company owns a controlling interest (collectively known as an “HDFC Transfer”) under Section 11-2106(b)(9) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York (the “HDFC Exemption”).

Effective March 24, 2017, the NYC-RPT form has been revised to include:

  1. A new Condition of Transfer w. Transfer to an HDFC or an entity controlled by an HDFC
  2. A new Schedule L – HDFC Exemption

For additional details on how to claim a new Real Property Transfer Tax (“RPTT”) exemption for transfers of real property subject to certain affordable housing restrictions, click here.


Submitting Documents

  1. Prepare the documents:
    1. Create the tax forms
    2. Create a cover page
    3. Scan document into PDF
  2. Upload the documents
  3. Review what you have uploaded
  4. Submit the documents
  5. Pay any taxes or fees by (eCheck and credit cards) (Note: ePayments cannot be split amongst multiple checking accounts)
  6. Resolve any issues that prevent the submission of your documents

No, all documents from one transaction must be submitted in the same manner, either via eRecording or via the regular submission process.


Guides

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
eRecording Document Submission Guide ACRIS Enhancements Guide
Fees and Requirements

Completing a Cover Page for a UCC Financing Statement
The Document Date entered should be the same as the Cover Page preparation date, or within six months of the initial UCC filing's expiration date.

Flip Transactions
When a Flip Transaction (a transfer from party A to B, then party B to C) is involved:

  • Complete two separate RPTT forms, using two separate E-Tax transactions.
  • Submit under two separate cover pages.
  • Transfer to the owner (from party B to C) must be filed in the second cover page.

The ACRIS application ís "Find Addresses and Parcels and Create Tax Forms / Create Cover Pages" functions may be unavailable during the following times due to system maintenance:

  • Sundays from 4:00AM to 10:00AM
  • Tuesday to Saturday from 1:00AM to 2:00AM (for several minutes only)
 
ACRIS ePayment may be unavailable at the following times due to system maintenance:
 
  • Nightly from 1:00AM - 2:15AM
  • Sundays from 5:00AM - 10:00AM
If you are trying to access any of these functions during these times, service may be interrupted.

 

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 or later
  • Web Browsers
    • Internet Explorer 11 and up
    • Firefox (latest version)
    • Chrome (latest version)
    • Session Cookies enabled
    • Javascript enabled
    • Pop-up blockers disabled
  • Minimum screen resolution 1024 x 768 dpi
  • Recommended resolution 1280 x 1024 dpi
  • Windows-supported printer

 

Bandwidth Utilization Restrictions
In order to provide the best ACRIS (Automated City Register Information System) experience for all users and to ensure there is no degradation in system performance, the Department closely monitors user traffic. System devices are installed to monitor bandwidth utilization and are set to restrict the daily bandwidth utilization to 400 MB, effective May 15, 2006. The Department will deny future access to those IP addresses in violation of this policy.

In addition, the Department restricts access to users of robots, automatic scripts and other methods that consume excessive bandwidth to download information from ACRIS. High-volume users should contact the City Register to establish data subscription services that have been specifically designed to support such traffic.

A Word About ACRISasap and ACRIS.com
Please be advised that neither ACRISasap nor ACRIS.com is a New York City Department of Finance approved service or website.  Any errors that occur as a result of using these sites are the responsibility of the filer, including any resulting penalty and interest.


Additional Information

For additional information on the Real Property Transfer Tax (RPTT) click here.


Contact Information


Call the ACRIS Help Line at (212) 487-6300 for assistance or Email the ACRIS Help Desk.
Contact the Division of Land Records.

Bronx County Office: 3030 3rd Ave, 2nd floor Bronx, NY 10455
Kings County Office: 210 Joralemon Street, 2nd floor Brooklyn NY 11201
New York County Office: 66 John Street, 13th floor New York, NY 10038
Queens County Office: 144-06 94th Avenue, Jamaica, Queens 11435


Historical Index Data Subscriptions
Historical index data is also available for download by special request to the City Register.  An active subscription to download this data is not required. Instead, such requests will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis. The cost of downloading historical index data will be quoted in advance. When the quoted cost is accepted and payment received, the data will be made available for download. For more information Contact Finance.

Index and Image Data Subscription Fees