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Westchester County Clerk’s Office is currently Open and taking Appointments

Court Filings and Land Records and other matters Accepted Electronically or by USPS, UPS, or FedEx, or documents may be delivered to the County Clerk Dropbox in the lobby of the courthouse
Naturalizations remain on hold

Establishing Automated Clearing House (ACH Direct) Accounts with the Office of the Westchester County Clerk

Individuals or Organizations who frequently submit documents may establish an ACH Direct Account with the County Clerk to insure an easy, quick and accurate payment of their transactions.  Requestors may specify any bank account held at a participating Federal Reserve Bank to be used as an ACH direct account for the payment of fees and/or taxes due in connection with any of the following:

  • Recording Fees, Mortgage Taxes and Transfer Taxes in our Land Records Division;
  • Court fees when documents are submitted via the New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF) System; and
  • Filing Fees for Electronically Filed Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Statements

ACH Direct Account Set Up

In order to establish a direct account with the County Clerk, requestors need to provide a completed Authorization for Direct Payment.  The completed agreement form should be faxed and mailed to:  Claudette Spence, Office of the Westchester County Clerk, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY 10601/Fax Number: (914)813-4205.

Once your authorization form has been received, our office will process a $.50 (fifty cents) transaction through your designated ACH account to be sure that the account information captured is accurate and that future withdrawals will be properly processed.  Requestors will receive an activity report email when the money is transferred out of their account and a second email when the money is transferred back into their account.  Once the account test has been successfully completed, the customer will receive an email to confirm they can begin using ACH as a payment option. We estimate it will take up to five business days to establish an ACH account.

Using ACH Direct to Pay For a Submission

Once your ACH Direct Account is set up, you can begin using it as follows:

Recording Fees, Mortgage Taxes and Transfer Taxes: When preparing your PREP Payment Cover Page, simply choose ACH as your payment type.  If you have more than one ACH Account, choose the account from which you would like fees or taxes withdrawn.

Court Fees for Documents Submitted via NYSCEF: On the Payment Screen in the NYSCEF System, simply choose “Debit from Account on File with County Clerk” as your payment type.

Electronically Filed UCCs: If you wish to use ACH Direct to pay for an e-filed UCC, you will be issued a PIN by the Office of the Westchester County Clerk which you will need to enter on the Shopping Cart page of the application.

Withdrawals from Your Bank Account

When the Office of the County Clerk is ready to withdraw from your account, you will receive an email notification with transaction details including the amount to be withdrawn.  The withdrawal will take place two business days following the e-mail notification to offer you time to confirm that funds are available and the proposed withdrawal is in order.

Important ACH Direct Account Advantages

  • No more paper checks to prepare, sign and mail
  • Reduce the risk of check fraud
  • Eliminate document rejections due to incorrect payment amounts or unsigned checks
  • Your payment is only processed when your document is recorded, eliminating accounting headaches caused by documents which have been paid for but rejected
  • It’s an eco-friendly way to do business

For more information, please contact Claudette Spence at (914)995-2140.


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Richard J. Daronco Courthouse
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601

9am - 5pm
Monday - Friday
By Appointment

Closed on official holidays.

Upcoming Events

Monday, July 5

Independence Day

Office Closed
Office will reopen on Tuesday, July 6th at 9am