Information Session on Tax Liens to Be Held March 19 at 5 p.m.

If your name has been placed on the New York City Tax Lien Sale list, it is imperative that you take steps to have this property removed from the list immediately. Your property may be listed for arrears affecting your property tax and/or your water and sewer charges.

On March 19, 2015, I will be sponsoring an information and help session for owners of property on the tax lien sale list in conjunction with the Departments of Finance and Environmental Protection. It will take place at 350 St. Marks Place from 5 – 7pm.

There are several means of removing a property from the tax lien list. One of the easiest is to file for an exemption that fits your situation. If you are clergy, a veteran, a senior or disabled citizen, you may be eligible for an exemption to be applied to a portion of your tax bill. Holders of exemptions will be removed from the sale list so long as the exemption application is filed by March 15, 2015. There are also tax abatements that may apply to you. If you qualify for an abatement, your property may be removed from the sale list.

If you do not qualify for an exemption or abatement, you can have your property removed from the sale list by developing a payment agreement with the City’s Department of Finance or Environmental Protection. Visit the Department of Finance Business Office at 350 St. Marks Place between 8:30a – 4:30p, Monday to Friday to address property tax and any repair charges. Call the Environmental Protection (DEP) at (866) 622-8292 for information regarding your water bills.

I urge you in the strongest possible way to act NOW! Please call my office at 718-556-7370 and speak to Stephanie Shavuo of my Constituent Services team if you need further assistance.

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