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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. 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.

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 & Legislative Information

Provided through the NY City Council’s Legislative Research Center page. Local laws, hearing transcripts, reports, Mayor’s messages, resolutions, and other types of documents can be searched by keyword on the first screen using boolean connectors (see help link).  The “advanced search” link provides more options, including searching by law number and sponsor.  Local Laws are available going back to 1968, but coverage for other types of documents varies. For additional 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

CityAdmin Online Library

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

New York City Research Guides at NYU

A useful resource guide to NY City historical information provided by New York University.