What is a Residential Occupancy Permit (ROP)?

An ROP is a Residential Occupancy Permit. This document, issued by the Albany Department of Buildings & Regulatory Compliance, certifies that the unit has passed a basic safety inspection and can legally be rented out. Newly-issued ROP's are valid for 24 months (two years). 

You can look up whether your building has an ROP by clicking here.

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1. What is a Residential Occupancy Permit (ROP)?
2. How do I find out if my unit has a Residential Occupancy Permit (ROP)?
3. What do I do if my apartment has no ROP?
4. What do I do if there is a code violation at my apartment?
5. Where can I get help with rent?
6. Where can I get help with utilities?