Documents presented for filing or recording must be legible and of imaging quality.  A stamped, self-addressed envelope is requiredfor return of documents.

Documents acknowledged in New York State conveying an interest in real property located in the state, including documents recorded by a corporation must conform with Real Property Law  §309-a. See last paragraph of this section for the required New York acknowledgement for real property recordings.

DEEDS--REQUIREMENT FOR FILING
Original Document, properly acknowledged: $5.00 per page + $40.00 recording fee
Cover Page (counts as first page): $5.00
TP 584 Transfer Tax Affidavit: $5.00
RP 5217 Equalization and Assessment - Agricultural or Residential: $125.00; All others: $250.00
Transfer Tax: $4.00 per thousand

Click here for TP 584 Transfer Tax Affidavit Form & Instructions

To download electronic RP-5217, click on the link below:

Click here for RP 5217 Equalization and Assessment Instructions

The New single-part RP-5217 must be completed on line and printed. Original signatures are required for at least one of each party. Copies of the printed form cannot be accepted and no attachments can be affixed to the RP-5217.

Click Here for the Electronic RP-5217 form.

MORTGAGES--REQUIREMENT FOR FILING
Original Document, properly acknowledged: $5.00 per page + $40.00 recording fee
(Cover Page counts as first page $5)
Mortgage Tax: (effective 11/1/05) 1%
   $1.00 for each $100.00 secured by the mortgage includes:
   Basic Tax -- .50%
   Special Additional Tax -- .25% (unless 255 affidavit filed for exemption)
   Local Tax -- .25% (No exemption unless mortgage is totally exempt from tax)

CONSOLIDATION, MODIFICATION, EXTENSION AGREEMENTS
Recording requirements same as above, Mortgage Tax due on new money only.

DISCHARGE OF MORTGAGE
Must include the following:

Date of original Mortgage
Name of Mortgagor
Name of Mortgagee
Original Mortgage Amount
Book and Page of Original Mortgage

To Record:
Original Document, properly acknowledged: $5.00 per page + $40.00 recording fee
Cover Page (counts as first page): $5.00
Cross Reference for first cited mortgage: $.50
Discharges of consolidated mortages constituting a single lien may be discharged on single document Section 321-3 Real Property Law. The cost the same as if discharged on separate documents.
If mortgage has not been assigned, discharge must state:

"This mortgage has not been assigned."

If Mortgage has been assigned or consolidated, the history of each and every assignment must be listed and include the date, liber and page of each assignment.

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGES
Must state to whom the Mortgage has been assigned. (Assignments do not require the history of any previous assignments.)

Original Document, properly acknowledged: $5.00 per page + $40.00 recording fee
Cover Page (counts as first page): $5.00
Cross Reference for first cited mortgage: $.50
Every additional assignment: $3.50