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Land Record Fees

Please visit the Property Records Electronic Portal (PREP) to calculate fees due for a Land Records submission.

All fees related to a submission must be made payable to the "Westchester County Clerk". Payment of mortgage tax and transfer tax must be made by ACH transfer, certified check, bank check, attorney escrow check or by check from an entity on our guaranteed vendor list. Payment of all other fees up to $500.00 may be made by ACH transfer, cash, check, money order or credit card. We accept payment of fees by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover, but taxes must be paid using ACH, cash, check or money order. If you have a question about how to calculate a fee, please call (914) 995-3094 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The following is a current Land Records fee schedule for the Office of the Westchester County Clerk:

Recording a Deed
Statutory Recording Fee $45.00
Per written side of page $5.00 per page
For additional towns stated $0.50 per town

To file Form TP-584 (NYS Transfer Tax form)
(To calculate NYS Transfer tax, see below)

$5.00
To file RP-5217 (Real Property Transfer Report)
  • For residential or farm property:

    Be sure Box 7A, 7B or 7E is checked or 

    BOTH box 7G and 8 are checked or  

    The property classification code (Item 18) is:  
    100 though 199 or
    200 through 299 or
    411-C

$125.00

  • For all other properties:
$250.00
Illustration: To record a three page deed for a residential property which lies in one municipality, the fee is $190.00 and each additional page is $5.00.
Recording a Mortgage or Agreement
Statutory Recording Fee $45.00
Per written side of page $5.00 per page
For additional towns stated $0.50 per town
For cross-referencing each mortgage $0.50 each
Mortgage Tax Affidavit $5.00
NYS Mortgage Tax see below

Illustration: To record a 30 page mortgage for a property which lies in one municipality and does not require an Affidavit of Mortgage, the fee is $195.00.

Discharge of Mortgage (a/k/a Satisfaction of Mortgage)
Statutory Recording Fee $45.50
Per written side of page $5.00 per page
For each additional mortgage being discharged
in the same instrument
$50.50
For each cross reference (assignments, consolidation
or participation agreements, consolidation clauses within
later mortgage, recording and corrections instrument, etc.)
$0.50 each*
Certificate of Discharge of Mortgage $5.00

*Note that each mortgage (recited in satisfaction instrument) affected by any one of the above cross reference-type instruments constitutes one cross reference e.g., if three (3) mortgages (recited in satisfaction instrument) have been assigned by one instrument, then three (3) cross references will be charged for.

Illustration: The fee to record a one page Discharge of Mortgage with no assignments or other instruments is $50.50.

Assignment of Mortgage
Statutory Recording Fee $45.00
Per written side of page $5.00
For cross-referencing the first mortgage $0.50
For cross-referencing each additional mortgage $3.50
Searches and Copies
Search fee per instrument searched: $5.00
Copies
For first 2 pages $1.30
For each additional page $0.65 per page*
Certified Copies
For up to 5 pages $5.00
For each additional page $1.00 *

* The maximum charge for a photocopy or certified copy of a document is $40.00.

Maps
To file a map (per sheet) $10.00 per sheet
Large Map Copy (36 x 60 to scale) $9.00
Self-Service Copy in Office (8 ½ x 11) $2.00
Self-Service Copy in Office (11 x 17) $4.00
Postage fee, per map $2.00 per map

NYS Transfer Tax

For the most current tax information please visit the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance website. If the consideration for the property is greater than $500.00, New York State Transfer Tax in the amount of $2.00 for each $500.00 of consideration or fraction thereof is due. Consideration must be rounded up to the nearest $500.00. For example, if the purchase price for a home is $404,501.00, the tax due is $1,620.00 and must be paid at the time the deed is presented for recording. Please login to the Property Records Electronic Portal (PREP) to calculate NYS Transfer tax.

NYS Mansion Tax

Mansion Tax is imposed on each conveyance of residential real property when the consideration for the entire conveyance is one million dollars or more and the premises is being used in whole or in part as a one, two or three family house, or a condomimium.  The tax rate is one percent of the consideration.

NYS Mortgage TAX (effective June 1, 2005)

For the most current tax information please visit the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance website. Mortgage tax can be computed by calculating 1.3% of the mortgage amount less $30.00 for one or two family dwellings when indicated in the mortgage. For Yonkers properties, mortgage tax can be computed by calculating 1.8% of the mortgage amount less $30.00 for one or two family dwellings when indicated in the mortgage. For mortgages of $10,000 or less on one or two family dwellings, the tax rate is 1% except in Yonkers where the tax rate is 1.5%. In calculating the tax, amounts of $50.00 or below can be rounded down to the lower hundred and amounts of $50.01 should be rounded up to the next hundred. Please login to the Property Records Electronic Portal (PREP) to calculate Mortgage Tax.

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