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The Vacant and Abandoned Property Registry

The Department of Financial Services shall maintain a statewide Vacant and Abandoned Property Database for the registration of “vacant & abandoned properties” within the State of New York.  Mortgagees are to provide information on those “Vacant & Abandoned Properties” (as defined in RPAPL § 1309) within their portfolio within 21 days of when they learned (or should have learned) of the occupancy status.

Such  information shall, at a minimum, include: (a) the current name, address and contact information  of the  mortgagee  responsible  for maintaining the vacant property; (b) whether a foreclosure action has been filed for the property in question, and, if so, the  date  on  which  the  foreclosure action  was commenced; and (c) the last known address and contact information for the mortgagor(s) of record.

Where any of the information contained in a mortgagee's initial submission to the registry has materially changed since such submission, such mortgagee shall make an amended submission to the registry not later than thirty days after mortgagee learns, or reasonably should have learned, of the new or changed information.

Updated 12/19/2016

Department of Financial Services


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