On occasion the New York City Department of Finance (DOF) makes calculation errors when assessing real estate taxes and/or processing the various tax benefit programs that it administers. Starting Monday, March 7, pre-kindergarten directories and applications will be available at elementary schools with pre-k programs, borough enrollment offices , information sessions and online at The deadline for families to submit an application is Friday, April 8. If you have received a notification letter from us concerning the sale of your outstanding tax lien to the Trust please contact a servicing representative toll free at (800) 970-8454 to discuss your payment options. A Notice of a tax lien sale was published twice not less than 60 days prior to the date of the sale and not less than 10 days prior to the date of the sale.
In addition to contacting us directly by telephone, you may learn more about the tax lien program, Tower’s relationship to the Trust and your repayment options and responsibilities by reviewing the answers to frequently asked questions below. At that time, a list of tax liens to be sold was made available for public inspection in the applicable Office of the City Register in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan and in the Office of the County Clerk in Staten Island. The New York City Department of Finance sent by first class mail a notice of sale to each registered owner of the property or other registered interested party not less than 30 days prior to the date of the sale.
The Department of Finance also sent by first class mail a notice of the sale to each registered property owner within 90 days of the delivery of the tax lien certificate. In addition, Tower periodically mails delinquency letters to property owners and interested parties using mailing addresses on record with the Department of Finance. If you find that your tax lien is not being serviced by Tower, you may wish to contact the NYCTL’s other servicer, MTAG Services at (800) 750-9210. If you do not have any interest in the property for which you received a notice, you may disregard the notice.
As a requirement of our Agreement with the NYCTL Trusts, Tower sends notices to all current or previous Interested Parties obtained from the Department of Finance. To obtain a current total amount due, please contact a Tower servicing representative at 800-970-8454 who will provide you with the appropriate payoff quote including payee information and mailing address. If you would like to wire funds to satisfy your outstanding obligation please contact us for those wiring instructions. Be sure to completely fill out your address and contact information on the payoff quote that was sent to you so that a release document can be sent to you.
When you contact us it would be helpful if you have the date of the bankruptcy filing and the case number available as well as the name and telephone number of the attorney who represents you. At the end of this time period a foreclosure action can be commenced unless Tower receives a full payment or forbearance agreement. I’m trying to build up a client base and an income online so I can just stay home.