The first letter in a DHCR docket number signifies the year the case
was filed. This docketing system was introduced in 1986. If a docket
number begins with an "A", as in the above sample, the case was filed in 1986.
A - filed in 1986
B - filed in 1987
C - filed in 1988
D - filed in 1989
E - filed in l990
F - filed in 1991
G - filed in l992
H - filed in 1993
I - filed in 1994
J - filed in 1995
K - filed in 1996
L - filed in 1997
M - filed in 1998
N - filed in 1999
O - filed in 2000
P - filed in 2001
Q - filed in 2002
R - filed in 2003
S - filed in 2004
T - filed in 2005
U - filed in 2006
V - filed in 2007
W - filed in 2008
X - filed in 2009
Y - filed in 2010
Z - filed in 2011
The second letter in a DHCR docket number signifies the month the case was
filed. For example, if the second letter is an "A", as in the above sample,
the case was filed in January.
A - filed in January
B - filed in February
C - filed in March
D - filed in April
E - filed in May
F - filed in June
G - filed in July
H - filed in August
I - filed in September
J - filed in October
K - filed in November
L - filed in December
Please note that a "Z" in front of the docket number represents a closed case.
The first number represents the location of the building. In the example used,
the number "1" indicates that the building is located in the Borough of Queens.
1 - Queens
2 - Brooklyn
3 - Richmond
4 - Lower Manhattan
5 - Upper Manhattan
6 - Bronx
7 - Nassau
8 - Rockland
9 - Westchester
0 - Albany and Buffalo
The next number represents the rent regulations that apply to the case:
1 - Rent Stabilized case
2 - Rent Controlled case
3 - Rent Stabilized and Controlled case
4 - Hotel case
The last four numbers represent a sequential docketing number
which identifies an individual case from all other cases of the
same type which were docketed in the same month.
The letter(s) at the end of the docket number represent the type
of case. In the example used, the letter "S." indicates that
the case is an individual tenant's complaint of lack of
services. See full listing of case types.
AC Owner Labor Cost Rent Increase Application
AD Administrative Determination
AM Owner Increased Operating Costs
AN Increased Operating Costs
AV Administrative Violation
B Tenant's Statement of Complaint of a
Decrease in Building Wide Service(s).
BO MBR Challenge filed by Owner
BR Owner MBR Application
BT Tenant MBR Cost Challenge
DP Owner Determination of Primary Residence (ETPA)
E Tenant Improper Eviction
F Tenant Fuel Cost Challenge
FC Fuel Challenge Report
FR Fuel Cost Revocation/Suspension
HA Filed by Owner on His/Her Letterhead for the
Purpose of Lifting an Earlier Finding of Harassment.
HC DHCR Initiated After Penalties Have Been Imposed in one of
the Three Cases Below (see*)
HI* DHCR Initiated as a Follow-Up to a Request or
Notification From an Elected Official or
DHCR Unit to Investigate an Alleged Abuse of
the Rent laws
HL* Tenant's Statement of Violations Harassment.
HM* DHCR Initiated as a Follow-Up to a Situation
where During the Processing of Another Case
the Owner Submits Fraudulent Documentation.
HW Tenant's Application for Rent Reduction
Based Upon Owner's Failure to Maintain Heat
and/or Hot Water
LD Luxury Decontrol
LE Apartment Exempt from Registration fee (ETPA).
LS NYC Excused Administration Fee.
OD Owner's Application to Change or Decrease Dwelling Space,
Essential Services, etc. in an Occupied Apartment.
OE Eviction From an Apartment Based on Owner Occupancy.
OH Owner's Hardship Application for Rent Increase
OI Owner Application for a Rent Increase Based on
New Services, ew Equipment or Improvements
OM (MCI) Owner Application for an Increase Based
on a Major Capital Improvement
OR Owner's Applicationto Restore Rent and/or
Collect Rent Increase.
R Tenant's Statement of Rent Overcharge
and/or Excess Security Deposit.
RE Owner MBR Re-Entry
RK Requests for Reconsideration of an Order
Issued by a Rent Administrator Based
on an Irregularity in a Vital Matter.
RO Owner's Petition for Administrative Review.
RP Court or PAR Unit Remand back for Further Processing.
RR Owner's Restructured Rent Increase
RT Tenant's Petition for Administrative Review
RV Tenant's Complaint of Owner's Failure to
Renew a Lease.
S Tenant's Application for Rent Reduction
Based Upon Decreased Services for Individual
SD Owner's Report of Vacancy Decontrol.
TA Initial Legal Regulated Rent Challenge Filed by Tenant.
TC Challenge to Registration Filed by Tenant.
TS Tenant Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (ETPA)
UC Owner Exemption Determination
UO Rent Controlled Registration Update Filed by Owner.
US Rent Controlled Registration Update by HDP
UT Rent Controlled Registration Update by Tenant.
X Tax Abatement
Some additional codes
BC MBR Challenge
FW Fuel Cost Waiver
G Overcharge Filed Under Cab(G)
MR Tenant RC Rent Correction
MT Multi-tier Rent Orders
OP Owner Prior Opinion Rent Increase to MCI
P Owner Report of Lease (not NYC)
RN RN-14 Application
T Overcharge Filed Under Cab(T)
U Registration Update