Tax & Other Debt Information
If your not-for-profit organization has unpaid property taxes, water and sewer charges, or other City-related property charges, you may be at risk of being included in the lien sale. If a lien is sold on your property, you will owe your taxes and charges, plus a 5% surcharge, accrued interest, and administrative fees. If you do not pay or resolve the taxes or charges, the lienholder can begin a foreclosure proceeding in court.
If you believe your property should be tax exempt from paying property taxes, please contact us
. Be sure to include the borough, block, and lot numbers of the property in question, and indicate that you have received a notice about the lien sale. We can then help explain your options, which may include the submission of a new nonprofit property tax exemption application.
Fees From Other Agencies
In addition to being fully or partially exempt from paying property taxes, your not-for-profit organization may be eligible for exemptions from or reductions in certain fees that New York City agencies charge for their services. This includes:
- FDNY: Certain permits are fee-exempt on a case-by-case basis
- Department of Buildings: Work, renewal, equipment use, and place of assembly permits are exempt for not-for-profit organizations that are 100% exempted from property tax
- Department of Environmental Protection: Water and sewer charges for certain not-for-profits
- Parks: Certain permits
- Mayor’s Cffice of Citywide Event Coordination and Management: Not-for-profits may receive a discount for charitable events