DHCR Operational Bulletins

NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal

DHCR Operational Bulletins are issued by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) and update agency administration of the rent laws. The agency is generally obligated to follow the policy contained in these and other documents or provide a rational for deviation; failure to follow the law, policy or practice may form the basis for an appeal. DHCR Operational Bulletins are available as online text and also in downloadable Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Electronic versions of the documents on TenantNet are for informational purposes only and there is no guarantee they will be accepted by any court (or even DHCR) as true copies of DHCR policy. The reader is advised to obtain true copies of these documents from DHCR. Also see DHCR Policy Statements, DHCR Advisory Opinions, the Rent Stabilization Code, the Rent Stabilization Law and various Rent Control Statutes.

Every attempt has been made to conform to the original Operational Bulletins as issued by DHCR. TenantNet makes no representation the enclosed material is current or will be applied as written. The reader is advised that DHCR often fails to properly apply, interpret or enforce housing laws and that various sections of the rent laws have changed since these Operational Bulletins were originally issued. Since housing laws are complex and often contradictory, it is recommended the reader obtain competent legal advice from a tenant attorney or counseling from a tenant association or community group.

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DHCR Operational Bulletins

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-1 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
New Procedures for Instituting a Proceeding for Administrative Review of an Order Issued by a District Rent Administrator

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-2 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Emergency Tenant Protection Act

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-3 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-3 -- Not Available as PDF
New Procedures for the Implementation of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and Procedures for Responding to Subpoena Deuces Tecum for Legal Files and Records

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-3r -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-3r -- Not Available as PDF
(Revised February 14, 1986)

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Major Capital Improvements/Substantial Rehabilitation/Increased Services and Equipment

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4s -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4s -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 (MCI)

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1986) -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1986) -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Annual Update of section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 (Air Conditioners) '86

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1987) -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1987) -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Second Annual Update of Section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 (Air Conditioners) '87

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1988) -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1988) -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Third Annual Update of Section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 (Air Conditioners) '88

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1989) -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1989) -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Fourth Annual Update of Section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 (Air Conditioners) '89

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1990) -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1990) -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Fifth Annual Update of Section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 (Air Conditioners) '90

DHCR Operational Bulletin#84-4 (1991) -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1991) -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Sixth Annual Update of Section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 (Electrical) '91

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1992) -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1992) -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Seventh Annual Update of Section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 (Air Conditioners) '92

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1993) -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1993) -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Eighth Annual Update of section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 (Electrical) '93

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1994) -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1994) -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Ninth Annual Update of section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 '94

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1995) -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1995) -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Tenth Annual Update of section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 '95

DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1996) -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #84-4 (1996) -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Eleventh Annual Update of section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 '96

DHCR Operational Bulletin #85-1 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #85-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rent Stabilization Rider for Apartment House Tenants in New York City

DHCR Operational Bulletin #85-1e -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #85-1e -- Not Available as PDF
Succession/Right to Renew a Lease in a Rent Stabilized Housing Accommodation (Emergency)

DHCR Operational Bulletin #85-2 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #85-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rent Increases for Rent Stabilized Housing Accommodations Based Upon Owner Hardship-Guidelines and Procedures

DHCR Operational Bulletin #86-1 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #86-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Summary of Guideline Rates of Maximum Rent Increases Filed by County and New York City Rent Guidelines Boards for Leases Commencing Between October 1. 1985 and September 30, 1986

DHCR Operational Bulletin #87-1 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #87-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
1987 Fuel Cost Adjustment for New York City Rent Controlled Apartments

DHCR Operational Bulletin #89-1 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #89-1 -- Not Available as PDF
Procedures Pursuant to the Revised Rent Stabilization Code for the Filing of an Owner's Application to Refuse to Renew Leases on the Grounds of Demolition

DHCR Operational Bulletin #90-1 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #90-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Requiring Owners to Submit Sufficient Copies of Designated Applications to the DHCR to Enable the Division to Serve all Affected Tenant with Copies of Such Applications (1990)

DHCR Operational Bulletin #90-1r -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #90-1r -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
(#90-1 revised) Requiring Owners to Submit Sufficient Copies of Designated Applications to the DHCR to Enable the Division to Serve All Affected Tenants With Copies of Such Applications (1992)

DHCR Operational Bulletin #90-2 -- text plus addendum
DHCR Operational Bulletin #90-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
DHCR Operational Bulletin #90-2 addendum -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Useful Life Schedule for Major Capital Improvements; and Requirement for Application and Extension of the Effective Date of the Waiver Provision of the Useful Life Schedule (Addendum, 1992)

Note: there is no DHCR Operational Bulletin #91-1 -- text

DHCR Operational Bulletin #91-2 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #91-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Penalties for Failure to Pay Billed Administrative Fees for New York City Rent Stabilized Accommodations or for Apartments Covered by the Emergency Tenant Protection Act.

DHCR Operational Bulletin #92-1 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #92-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Owner's Notice to New Tenant of Legal Regulated Rent for a Vacant Housing Accommodation Previously Regulated Under the Emergency Tenant Protection Act and Regulations

DHCR Operational Bulletin #92-2 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #92-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Extension of filing Deadlines for PAR's and Fuel Cost Reports due on May 1. 1993.

DHCR Operational Bulletin #93-1 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #93-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Procedures for the Implementation of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and Procedures for Responding to Subpoenas Duces Tecum for Files and Records

DHCR Operational Bulletin #94-1 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #94-1 -- Not Available as PDF
Implementing Rent Regulation Reform Act of 1993

DHCR Operational Bulletin #95-1 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #95-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Collectibility of MCI/OI Increases Where the Rent is Reduced Because of Diminution of Services

DHCR Operational Bulletin #95-2 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #95-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Substantial Rehabilitation

DHCR Operational Bulletin #95-3 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #95-3 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Operational Bulletin 95-3 (December 18, 1995) (Replaces Operational Bulletin 94-1)

DHCR Operational Bulletin #96-1 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #96-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Operational Bulletin 96-1 (July 31, 1996) Procedures for Owner's Application to Refuse to Renew Leases on the Grounds of Demolition. (Replaces Operational Bulletin #89-1)

DHCR Operational Bulletin #96-2 -- text
DHCR Operational Bulletin #96-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Operational Bulletin 96-2 (August 28, 1996) Change from Rent Inclusion of Electric Current to Direct Payment by Tenant

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