NYC Agency Resources

  • Department of Buildings (DOB)Learn More >

    The New York City Department of Buildings ensures the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties by enforcing the City's Building Code, Electrical Code, Zoning Resolution and New York State Multiple Dwelling Law.

  • Housing Preservations and DevelopmentLearn More >

    The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) are responsible for enforcing the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law and the New York City Housing Maintenance Code.

  • Environmental Control Board (ECB)Learn More >

    The Environmental Control Board (ECB) is an administrative tribunal that provides hearings on notices of violation issued by other City agencies for various "quality of life" infractions of the City's laws and rules as a judicial entity. ECB under the New York City Charter is allowed to enforce City laws that protect health, safety, and a clean environment. ECB does not employ inspectors or agents and does not issue notices of violation. Notice of Violation tickets are issued by the agencies themselves.

  • Fire Department (FDNY)Learn More >

    New York City FDNY protects the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors. The Department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and enforcement of NYC Fire Code.

  • Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)Learn More >

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency that is responsible for identifying and designating the City's landmarks and the buildings in the City's historic districts. The Commission also regulates changes to designated buildings under Landmarks Law.

  • Department of Transportation (DOT)Learn More >

    The New York City Department of Transportation has many responsibilities, one of their division which impact property owners is The Highway Inspection and Quality Assurance (HIQA) unit. This unit enforces the laws and rules that govern the way utilities, plumbers, contractors, other governmental agencies, and property owners perform work on the City's sidewalks, roadways and highways.

  • Department of Finance (DOF)Learn More >

    The New York City Department of Finance collects property taxes, it also maintains land title records and tax maps, conducts lien sales, and collects Real Property Transfer and Mortgage Recording Taxes.

  • NYC Loft BoardLearn More >
  • Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)Learn More >
  • Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)Learn More >