DOB – BIS: PROPERTY PROFILE
Search BIS property records to get the basic information needed for a building. BIS is a portal of public building and property records containing information to help you plan and prepare a schedule and appropriate Filing Strategy. BIS is also the tool used to search documents specific to a previously filed DOB application.
- BIN # – Building Identification: Lots with more than 1 building will have multiple BIN #’s. You want to AVOID filing an application under the wrong BIN number. This can cause delays and/or may require that you REFILE such application under the correct BIN.
- Tax Block/Tax Lot: Find information about a specific tax lot via DOF-Tax Maps. A tax lot may also represent a Zoning Lot. Sometimes a property may have multiple tax lots on a single Zoning Lot. Yes, there is a difference. To confirm, refer to a site survey of the property or the Zoning Summary/Analysis, if available.
- Community Board (C.B.): The first number is the Borough (1-MN, 2-BX, 3-BK, 4-QN, 5-SI). The last number is the actual C.B. within the specific Borough. In this case, “104” this is Community Bd. 4 in the borough of Manhattan (Chelsea & Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen). It’s possible to cross paths with CB’s during a Landmarks Review Process for a Landmarked Building requiring Commission approval & hearings.
- Certificates of Occupancy (CofO): This is the first step to verifying whether an Existing Building has a valid CofO on record. Sometimes there are multiple records available. And NO, sometimes they are NOT in any particular order on DOB-BIS system. The less CofO’ s you see, the easier it will be to select the correct and latest CofO or Temporary CofO (TCO) on file. The following is a sample CofO which will be used as referenced throughout manual.
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