Rent Registration

Rent Registration


This page is a guide for owners to file initial and annual rent registrations with the Office of Rent Administration (ORA). New York State Law requires owners of buildings with rent stabilized apartments to file apartment registrations and to provide each tenant in occupancy with a copy of the registration as it pertains to the tenant’s unit.

Initial registrations are required to be filed on paper forms for the registration year the building first becomes subject to Rent Stabilization. This section contains forms and instructions for all buildings including those that have become subject to rent stabilization due to receipt of tax abatement benefits such as 421-A, and/or a NYC Regulatory Agreement.

Annual registration filings are required to reflect apartment information for April 1 of the registration year and can be submitted through the Owner Rent Regulation Application (ORRA) online system.

Initial Rent Registration

Initial Rent Registration is required for all rent regulated buildings.

*Effective July 1, 2021, the Initial Apartment Registration form RR-1(i) and Initial Registration Summary form RR-2(i) have been updated.  The prior RR-(i) and RR-2(i) forms will be accepted until September 30, 2021, after which date, submissions received using the prior forms will be returned to the filer to be completed and resubmitted using the updated forms.

To file, mail or hand-deliver your complete submission to DHCR’s Gertz Plaza location.  The size of your submission will depend on the number of apartments in your building and involves 3 different paper forms:

**City of Kingston - Initial Rent Registration - The date the buildings and apartments became subject to Rent Stabilization is August 1, 2022.  For more information, visit City of Kingston Votes to Adopt the Emergency Tenant Protection Act and see the specialized Initial Registration Instructions below.


Initial Rent Registration - Summary of Revisions*

Initial Rent Registration Instructions*

RR-1(i): Apartment Registration Form (submit one for each apartment)*

RR-2(i): Building Summary Form (submit one per building)*

RR-3(i): Building Services Form (submit one per building)


For directions to complete these forms, see the Initial Rent Registration Instructions link above or the instructions that apply to your building in the list below.



Annual Rent Registration Online (ARRO)

Annual Rent Registration is required for all rent regulated buildings.

Annual Rent Registration Online (ARRO) is an application of the Owner Rent Regulation Applications (ORRA) system that is used to register rent regulated buildings from 2001 forward.

For annual registrations for 2000 and prior, please send an email request for paper forms to [email protected], specifying the registration year.


As a registered user of ARRO you can:

  • Add and manage additional users that can access and submit your registration data. This function is available under Administration – User Maintenance.
  • Enter registration data at any time; however, the ability to SUBMIT the current year registration is not available until April 1.
  • Print annual registration summary or annual apartment registration forms, certified rent rolls and owner receipts, and certified apartment rent histories (RAI) for 5 years or all years.


Please review the following instructions and FAQs:


Visit Owner Rent Regulation Applications to learn more and login.

Please Note: All DHCR applications/online services are unavailable from approximately 12:30 am to 2:00 am each day.

Related Resources

Forms, Fact Sheets, Operational Bulletins and Policy Statements.


    Advisory Opinion #91-1: Multi-Tier Rent Orders

    This Advisory Opinion contains information on the conditions that may be set forth in a DHCR order when a governmental agency or public benefit corporation and DHCR enter into an agreement regarding rent registrations that require the registration of more than one rent for each apartment.