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The official website of the City of New York.

New York City Council

New York City Public Advocate's Homepage

New York City Comptroller's Office

New York City Green Book

Online version of the longstanding print directory of contact information for NY City government offices and officials.

The City Record

The official paper of New York City government for publishing notices of public hearings & meetings, property disposition, procurement and more. There is a searchable online version as well. Provided by the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) .

Borough Presidents' Offices





Staten Island


NYC Adminitrative Code, Charter, and Rules

Provided by American Legal Publishing Corporation. Indications of when each publication was last updated are provided, unlike the versions offered through the New York State Legislature, below.

NYC Charter and Administrative Code (New York State Legislature site)

Online versions of the NYC Charter and Adminstrative Code can be found by going to the New York State Legislature page. Under "Search," select "Laws of New York," then go to the "Miscellaneous" category at the bottom of Laws of New York page for the links.

NYC Local Laws

Provided through the NY City Council Web site. Local laws, introductions and resolutions can be searched by keyword on the first screen using boolean connectors (see help link).  Use the "advanced search" link for more options, including searching by law number and sponsor.  Date field shows year choices going back to 1998.

NYC Council Reports

Although reports are not "laws," the reports inform the Council in determining whether new bills should be proposed or passed. The list here appears to be selective and not organized in any way that would aid someone doing legislative history on a particular local law. For legislative history, contact the Speaker's office and try to obtain the Council bill jacket. There may also be a mayoral bill jacket at the Office of City Legislative Affairs or the Municipal Archives.

Rules of the City of New York

Online version of NYC administrative rules. Includes information on the NYC rulemaking process, proposed rules available for comment, regulatory agendas, and more.

NYC Rent Guidelines Board

This site provides access to the Housing Maintenance Code and Rent Guidelines, as well as other useful information on housing in New York City.

NYC Department of City Planning

The NYC Zoning Resolution can be accessed from this site, in addition to other information on zoning and city planning.

Administrative Decisions


Search the full text of administrative decisions from selected NYC agencies for free. Provided by the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School.

Miscellaneous New York City Government Information

General Statistical Sources: N.Y. City and State

A useful collection of statistical sources provided by Columbia University. Not all of the sources are available on the Web, but many are linked.

NYC Municipal Library Research Guides

A collection of brief research guides for legal and non-legal topics.