The Department of Finance (DOF) collects payment for charges from other City and State agencies, including fees for permits, repairs, inspections, and housing violations. You can pay these charges along with your property taxes.
Even if you don't normally get a bill because a mortgage company or bank pays your property taxes, you will still get a bill from DOF if you owe charges from another agency.
You are responsible for paying the charges, even though you have a mortgage. If you have questions or disagree with a charge from another agency, you must contact that agency directly. The name of the agency appears on your bill along with the charge.
DOF can help if you have a payment problem, but can't answer questions about why you were charged or remove or reduce the charges. You can request help with interest charges, a misapplied payment, a payment that was made that is not reflected on your account, and other payment issues.
If you have an unresolved OATH-adjudicated summons (including Environmental Control Board (ECB) violations) that is in judgment, the violation may be converted to a lien and placed on your property tax bill. Failure to resolve the violation could result in your property being included in a future tax lien sale.
The property tax bill includes the violation number and the current amount of the judgment. You must pay the violation or contact OATH to dispute the ticket before the due date printed on the bill. To learn about paying or disputing a violation, visit the City-Issued Violation or Summons page.
If you have already paid the violation but were required to cure the violation and have not done so, or you have not submitted proof that the violation was cured, you must contact OATH to resolve the violation.
Once the violation has been paid, settled, or received a new hearing you may see a second line on the bill with the same violation number and a negative amount.