Municipal / Departmental Searches
As an additional service to clients and upon request, Cityscape obtains municipal departmental searches that provide the following information:
Certificate of Occupancy
A report of all filed Certificates of Occupancy, Compliance or Completion as well as open building permits.
If requested, a "pre-date" letter can be obtained from municipalities offering such service.
Housing and Building Department Violation Search
A report of all pending violations of record with the housing and building departments in the municipality.
Fire Department Violation Search
A report of all pending violations of record with the local fire department.
A determination of whether the street is public or private.
Emergency Repair Lien Search
A report from municipal records of costs incurred by departments within a municipality with regards to emergency repairs.
Extended Municipal Searches (NYC only)
Department of Highways, Air Resources, Fuel Oil Burner, Vault Search and Landmark Searches.
A determination of the property's location in relation to established flood plains.
Patriot Act Search
A search of names pursuant to federal anti-terrorism law to satisfy due diligence requirements.
A search for bankruptcy filings against a given name in the federal bankruptcy courts.