$13 blunder: Trump Organization forgets to register Trump Tower with city

Firm renewed registration shortly after lapse was reported

Donald Trump and Trump Tower (Credit: Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Trump Tower (Credit: Getty Images)

Oh, those pesky registration forms! The Trump Organization violated a city law for seven months when it failed to register Trump Tower with the city by a Sept. 1 deadline.

City law requires owners to register properties with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. All that’s required is filling out contact form and paying $13 to the Department of Finance each year.

But fines can run up to $500 and unregistered owners have no legal grounds to take residents to court if they don’t pay their rent.

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Hours after the violation was reported by NBC News, the Trump Organization renewed its registration, according to the New York Daily News.

The skyscraper at 725 Fifth Avenue — a.k.a. White House North — is home to First Lady Melania Trump and 10-year-old son Barron Trump.

Condo sales at the building have surged since President Trump announced his run for president in mid-2015, The Real Deal recently reported. There were 22 sales in the building in 2016, up from 15 in 2015, according to StreetEasy data.  [NYDN]E.B. Solomont