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 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 send an e-mail to .

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

Recording a Deed
Type of FeeFee
Statutory Recording Fee $45
Per written side of page $5 per page
For additional towns stated $0.50 per town

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

  • For residential or farm property:
  • 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
$5
To file RP-5217 (Real Property Transfer Report) $125
For all other properties: $250

Illustration: To record a three page deed for a residential property which lies in one municipality, the fee is $190 and each additional page is $5.

Recording a Mortgage Agreement
Agreement TypeFee
Statutory Recording Fee $45
Per written side of page $5 per page
For additional towns stated $0.50 per town
For cross-referencing each mortgage $0.50 each
Mortgage Tax Affidavit $5
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.

Discharge of Mortgage (a/k/a Satisfaction or Mortgage)
Portion of MortgageFee
Statutory Recording Fee $45.50
Per written side of page $5 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*

*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 mortgages (recited in satisfaction instrument) have been assigned by one instrument, then the charge will be for three cross references.

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

Assignment of Mortgage
Portion of MortgageFee
Statutory Recording Fee $45.50
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 or Copy TypeFee
Search fee per instrument searched:
(If control number or liber and page not provided)
$5
Copies
First two pages
Each additional page
 
$1.30
$0.65*
Certified Copies
Up to four pages
Each additional page
 
$1.30
$1.25
Certificate of Discharge of Mortgage $5

*The maximum charge for a photocopy or certified copy of a document is $40.


Maps
ServiceFee
To file a map (per sheet) $10 per sheet
Large Map Copy (36 x 60 to scale) $9
Self-Service Copy in Office (8 1/2 x 11) $0.25
Self-Service Copy in Office (11 x 17) $0.25
Ordered at counter Copy in Office (81/2 x 11) $2
Ordered at counter Copy in Office (11 x 17) $4

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, New York State Transfer Tax in the amount of $2 for each $500 of consideration or fraction thereof is due. Consideration must be rounded up to the nearest $500. For example, if the purchase price for a home is $404,501, the tax due is $1,620 and must be paid at the time the deed is presented for recording. Sign in 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 $1,000,000 or more and the premises is being used in whole or in part as a one, two or three family house, or a condominium.  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 percent of the mortgage amount less $30 for one or two family dwellings when indicated in the mortgage. For Yonkers properties, mortgage tax can be computed by calculating 1.8 percent of the mortgage amount less $30 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 one percent except in Yonkers where the tax rate is 1.5 percent. In calculating the tax, amounts of $50 or below can be rounded down to the lower hundred and amounts of $50.01 should be rounded up to the next hundred. Please sign in to the Property Records Electronic Portal (PREP) to calculate Mortgage Tax.