File #: Int 0352-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring the registration of owners of vacant property.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 5/5/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the registration of owners of vacant property
Sponsors: Lincoln Restler, Kamillah Hanks, Francisco P. Moya, Amanda Farías, Farah N. Louis, Rita C. Joseph, Diana I. Ayala, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Christopher Marte, Shaun Abreu, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Pierina Ana Sanchez
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require owner of any real property in the city to register the property as vacant upon it being vacant one year. Registrations would need to be renewed annually and failure to comply would result in a fine between $100 - $500 per week.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 352, 2. Int. No. 352, 3. May 5, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-5-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 5, 2022

Int. No. 352

 

By Council Members Restler, Hanks, Moya, Farías, Louis, Joseph, Ayala, De La Rosa, Marte, Abreu, Richardson Jordan and Sanchez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the registration of owners of vacant property

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

     

Section 1. Title 26 of the administrative code of the city of New York, is amended by adding a new chapter 34 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 34

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR OWNERS OF VACANT PROPERTY

§26-3401 Reporting. a. As used in this chapter:

Department. The term "department" means the department of housing preservation and development.

Commissioner. The term "commissioner" means the commissioner of housing preservation and development.

b. The owner of any real property within the city shall register with the department upon such property being vacant for one year. Such registration shall be in a manner to be determined by the commissioner but shall, at a minimum, include the name of the owner of such property, along with the electronic mail address and phone number of an individual who shall be the contact person for such property. Such registration shall be renewed annually thereafter with such additional information as the department may require. The department may impose a fee necessary for administering the provisions of this section. The owner of any property that has been vacant for one year or more on the effective date of this section shall file such registration not more than 60 days following the effective date of this section. When real property that has been vacant for one year or more is sold, the new owner of such real property shall register in accordance with this section within 30 days of taking ownership of such property.

c. A person who fails to register as required by subdivision b of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $500 for every week or portion thereof that there is a failure to register.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law. 

 

 

 

 

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