The following list of Resources are from entities that are outside of the Finger Lakes Landlord Association. The information and links provided here are for convenience and prudence in thoroughly researching a particular issue. If you are a landlord, please refer to our list of Associate Member Service Providers, or Town and County links to gain further knowledge or know-how to solve your issue.
New York State
Most NYS rental laws are contained in RPP, Article 7-Landlord Tenant Law; and RPA, Article 7 - Summary Proceedings
This link displays the most current, official State declarations in the fight against Covid-19
COVID-related rent relief offered by NYS through HCR. Applications ended 2/1/2021. Background information.
SmokeFreeHousingNY is funded by the Dept of Health, Tobacco Control Program. Their goal is to protect the health of NYS residents by increasing the availability of smoke-free multi-unit housing throughout the State.
Guide to Tenants' Rights is a great resource for landlords.
NYS Updated Court Eviction Proceedings Outside of NYC
Additional forms such as Affidavit of Service, 7th district approved.
Programs available throughout the country to help homeless seniors find stable housing and meet other basic needs.
Seniors can be connected to the resources they need by dialing 2-1-1 from nearly anywhere in the U.S. Family members can also call on behalf of their loved ones or access information online via the United Way.
Fair Housing Laws
Know your responsibilities and mandates under the Federal Housing Law.
NYS State Division of Human Rights (DHR) and Federal Housing Urban Development (HUD) both enforce fair housing discrimination. Know the law before you rent.
Federal Trade Commission - Fair Credit Reporting Act states, "Companies that provide information to consumer reporting agencies also have specific legal obligations, including the duty to investigate disputed information."
Save the hassle and cost of credit reporting. Applicants can get their own report for FREE.
NYS Dept of Criminal Justice monitors residency of local persons convicted of sexual offenses.
Management Tools & Associations
News articles and resources for landlords from around the country
Stay informed about the national apartment management marketplace and best practices in all situation, all around the country.
Courts & County Sheriff
Village Court phone only 315-462-3048 Judge John Maslyn. Only covers 1 square mile of village jurisdiction. Rt. 96 to E to CR 13 West through the south end at Pearl St and meeting back up at CR 13 on the west end/
Court is held Wednesdays at 6:30 PM **CLOSED EVERY TUESDAY & FRIDAY**
1331 St. Rt. 88
Phelps NY 14532 (315)-548-2090
Justices: Robert Gosper & Gary Fisher
Business Hours: M-F 9am-11:45 am
Court Nights: Every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 5:00 pm
Please use this link is for Do It Yourself Forms
County & Town Officials
Finger Lakes region of NY, in Wayne, Seneca, Ontario, Yates Counties, housing network of providers.
Coalition of housing providers in the Rochester, NY region.
Ontario County Property Lookup
Use this online search tool to find assessment information for properties in Wayne County.
Use this online search tool to find tax bill information on properties in Wayne County.
Water and Sewer accounts in the greater Wayne County area are managed and operated by the Wayne County Water Authority.
Contact Bruce Lyon at 315-536-6397.