How Do You Find Information on New York Addresses?


Quick Answer

To find information on New York addresses, visit NYC.gov, click 311 and then click My Neighborhood. Enter the building number and street, and select a borough from the drop-down menu.

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The My Neighborhood search tool at NYC.gov provides basic information about addresses, such as the local police precinct, community board, school district and trash and recycling pick-up days.

For more in-depth information, click NYC Resources and then Agencies. Hover over Department of Buildings and then click Visit Site. Click Buildings Information, Buildings Information System and Building Information Search under the BIS Menu. Enter the borough, the house number and the street.

The BIS results provide tax information, current vacancies, work order statuses, environmental restrictions and any extreme weather risks, such as flooding and coastal erosion hazards. The BIS results also disclose a building's classification, the number of complaints associated with the property and an extensive record of its maintenance history.

To obtain the names of a property's previous owners, click Department of Finance under NYC Resources and Agencies. Then click ACRIS for Automated City Register Information System. Click Data & Lot Information, and then click Bills, Notices and Assessments by Borough, Block and Lot. Enter the borough, block, lot and the easement, or search by address. Scan the resulting indices for titles and names.

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