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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

The March 14, 2017 public hearing concerning rules governing mergers and apportionments of real property tax lots was cancelled due to inclement weather.  The public hearing has been rescheduled and will be take place at 11:00am on March 28, 2017.  The hearing will be held in the Department of Financehearing room at 345 Adams Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rules

 The purpose of these rules is to set forth how real property tax lots may be merged or apportioned pursuant to Section 11-203 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.  All requests for merger or apportionment must be approved by the New York City Department of Finance.  Approval will not be granted for apportionments unless the New York City Department of Buildings certifies that newly created parcels comply with all applicable zoning laws. These rules codify our current policy, except an application will not be reviewed or approved if the applicant has outstanding judgment debt issued by the Environmental Control Board under certain circumstances. 

 Matter underlined is new. 

Matter in [brackets] is to be deleted. 

 “Will” and “must” denote mandatory requirements and may be used interchangeably in the rules of this department unless otherwise specified or unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.


Section 1.  Title 19 of the Rules of the City of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 54 to read as follows:


Rules Governing Mergers and Apportionments of Real Property Tax Lots

NYC Department of Finance, Legal Division
345 Adams Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sign up before the hearing by calling Joan Best at (718) 488-2007, or submit comments through the NYC rules website: or email comments to or mail comments to NYC Department of Finance, Legal Affairs Division, 345 Adams Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201, Attn: Timothy LaRose. Also you can fax comments to NYC Department of Finance, Attn: Timothy LaRose, at (718) 488-2491.

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