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Office of the Rockland County Clerk
Rockland County Courthouse
1 South Main Street, Suite 100
New City, New York 10956-3549
Telephone (845)638-5070
FAX (845)638-5647
Email rocklandcountyclerk@co.rockland.ny.us
7:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
(Monday through Friday

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Documents that have traditionally been delivered or mailed to the Clerk & comptroller of Court by runner, express mail or courier services can now be processed with e-Recording, simplifying and accelerating all aspects of the recording process. The most commonly e-Recorded documents are Mechanic’s Liens, Notices, Release of Lien, Deeds, Mortgages, Assignment of Mortgages, Notice of Commencements, and Satisfactions of Mortgages.
Documents that have traditionally been delivered or mailed to the Clerk & comptroller of Court by runner, express mail or courier services can now be processed with e-Recording, simplifying and accelerating all aspects of the recording process. The most commonly e-Recorded documents are Mechanic’s Liens, Notices, Release of Lien, Deeds, Mortgages, Assignment of Mortgages, Notice of Commencements, and Satisfactions of Mortgages.

With e-Recording, the submitter scans the document and uses a vendor application to upload the document and associated data. No special equipment is required, just a computer with high speed internet access and a scanner. Original documents never leave the submitter’s possession since they are scanned for submission.

E-Recording documents can be tracked through the entire process. Documents are recorded the same day, if submitted during regular business hours. Once the document is accepted, you can immediately retrieve an image that includes the recorder’s stamp from eRecorderofdeeds.com.

Rockland County Recording Information

Document Formatting Requirements
• Instruments must be written in the English language.

• The date of execution must be shown on a deed.

• Typing is preferred. Use black ink and a legible font. Submit documents on 8.5×11 inch white paper with a type size of at least 10 point.

• On the first page, the addresses for all parties to the conveyance should be listed.

• The document must be signed and notarized and have the notary’s expiration date. The acknowledgment must be complete.

• The document must have a “record and return to” address.

• A property description/schedule A is needed. The property description must also cite the county, town, and village (if any).

RE-RECORDINGS

A re-recorded document must state the reason for re-recording. The actual recorded document, including the yellow cover sheet, must be attached.

Re-recorded documents must be re-signed and re-notarized.

ADDITIONAL FORMS

Transfer Tax Affidavit (TP-584)

A Transfer Tax Affidavit (TP-584) must be filed for each conveyance of real property from a grantor/transferor to grantee/transferee. This form should be filed with the county clerk no later than the fifteenth day after the delivery of the instrument affecting the conveyance. This form can be obtained from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website.

In Schedule C of the TP-584, the amount of consideration must be filled in (even if it is zero) and the transfer tax computed at $4 per $1,000.

The TP-584 must have at least one signature on the back.

If the form is signed by a Power of Attorney, a copy of the POA must be attached.

Real Property Transfer Report 5217

The RP-5217 Real Property Transfer Report is used to document information associated with all real property transfers within New York State, except for New York City transfers. An original RP-5217 form must accompany all deeds and correction deeds upon filing. A filing fee will apply to this form. The RP-5217 cannot be submitted online. Original forms are available at the county recorder’s office or can be ordered online. For online ordering information, visit the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website.

The buyer’s and seller’s signatures, not an attorney’s signature, are required, but if the property is taken by tax foreclosure, involuntary proceeding, or eminent domain, it can be filed with only one signature.

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with all documents mailed in.

Recording Fees

To record the first page of a document, the fee is $45. Each additional page is $5.

A TP-584 is $6.

The fee for RP-5217 is $125 for residential and farm property. All other property is $225.

Transfer tax is $4 per $1,000.

Recordable Documents
Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Bargain and Sale Deed with Covenants Form
Bargain and Sale Deed Without Covenants Form
Easement Deed Form
Correction Deed Form
Long Form Mortgage Form
Short Form Mortgage Form
Satisfaction of Mortgage Form

As of October 1, 2012:

 

When eRecording, please complete the TP-584 and RP-5217 forms online, in PDF format and submit electronically along with the deed.

It is now a requirement to use the online pdfs for both the RP-5217 and TP-584.

For deeds submitted via hard copy, complete the PDF form online, print and submit it with the deed.

The four-part forms are no longer required as long as the PDF forms are submitted.
These PDF forms can be found on the Internet here:

TP-584:
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/2007/fillin/property/tp584_307_fill_in.pdf

RP-5217:
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp5217.pdf

(RP-5217 MUST BE PRINTED ON LEGAL SIZE PAPER)

eRecording Authorization Form

AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION (Name Change)

Compliance…………………………………………………………….$1.00
Certified Copy……………………………………………………….. 5.00

ASSIGNMENT

For the benefits of creditors (Index No.)…….. 210.00
Assignment of judgement………………………………………………..10.00
(with Index Fee)……………………………………….NO FEE
Assignment of mortgages & leases
To record – per page…………………………………………………….5.00
Plus filing………………………………………………….. 45.00
Plus $.50 to cross reference first mortgage of lease recited, plus
$3.00 for each additional mortgage or lease recited.
(Blanket Assignment)
Assignment of Lease – 255 Affidavit………………………………..5.00
Gains Tax Affidavit……………………………………………………….6.00

ASSUMED BUSINESS NAMES & PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS

(Payable by Cash only)
To file original or amend certificate………………………………….25.00
To certify prepared copy………………………………………………5.00
To file discontinue……………………………………………………… NO FEE

BUSINESS CERTIFICATES

Amended Business Certificate…………………………………………35.00
Business certificates (cash, atty’s check or money order only)..35.00
Certified Copies (cash, atty’s check or money order only)……10.00 (for 2)

BUILDING LOAN AGREEMENT

To file……………………………………………………………25.00

CENSUS SEARCH

For every two years searched –per name……………. 5.00
Census certificate……………………………………………. 5.00

CERTIFICATE OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

To file…………………………………………………………… 5.00
CERTIFICATE OF DISPOSITION JUDGEMENT

To file certificate………………………………………………………….. ..NO FEE
To issue certificate……………………………………………………………….. 5.00

CERTIFICATE OF FILED OR RECORDED COPIES

To certify prepared copy – $.65 for each page ……………….5.00 minimum

Certified Copy ($1.25 per page, $5.00 min.)………. ………. 5.00 minimum

COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS

To file certificate of appointment…………………………………..10.00

CONSERVATOR CERTIFICATE-GUARDIAN COMMISSION

To issue………………………………………………………………………………….5.00

CORPORATE CERTIFICATE

To record – per page (Other than files by Sec. of State)………………….3.00
Plus Filing……………………………………………………………………………..30.00

CORRECTION DEEDS AND MORTGAGES

To record – per page………………………………………………………………..5.00
Plus filing………………………………………………………………………………45.00
Plus $.50 to cross reference mortgage recited
Affidavit (255) for correction mortgage………………………………………..5.00
RP FORM for correction deed………………………………….*see note below

TP-584 Gains Tax Affidavit……………………………………………………….6.00

*As of 6/1/09, Fee for RP 5217 is $125.00 for residential or farm property and $250.00 for all other property.

CONSOLIDATED AGREEMENT

To record – per page………………………………………………………………..5.00
Plus filing……………………………………………………………………………….45.00
Plus $.50 to cross reference mortgage recited
Affidavit (255) ………………………………………………………………………..5.00

DEEDS

To record- per page…………………………………………………………………5.00
Plus filing………………………………………………………………………………45.00
Plus RP 5217 form…………………………………………………………see note below*
Plus Gains Tax Affidavit TP 584/credit line statement………………………6.00
Plus Transfer Tax- $4.00 per thousand

*As of 6/1/09, Fee for RP 5217 is $125.00 for residential or farm property and $250.00 for all other property.

DISCHARGE OF MORTGAGE

To record – per page……………………………………………………………….5.00
Plus filing………………………………………………………………………………45.00
Plus $.50 for the first mortgage recited. Each assignment
recited is an additional $.50. If more than one mortgage is discharged, above
fees are payable for each additional mortgage minus $20.00.

DIVORCE

Certified Copies ($1.25 per page, $5.00 minimum)
Letter of Divorce…………………………………………………………………… 5.00

EXECUTIONS

To file……………………………………………………………………………..NO FEE
To issue income or property execution…………………………………………5.00

EXEMPLIFIED COPY

To prepare……………………………………………………………………………15.00

FAX SERVICES:

Receiving:First page………………………………………………………………….2.00
Additional pages (per page)……………………………………………………….1.00

Outgoing(845)
First Copy…………………………………………………………………………….. 5.00

Incoming -Per Page………………………………………………………………….5.00

FEDERAL TAX LIEN

To file – with billing slip………………………………………………………..NO FEE
Without billing slip……………………………………………………………………40.00
To discharge – with billing slip………………………………………………..NO FEE
Without billing slip……………………………………………………………………40.00

HOSPITAL LIEN

To file…………………………………………………………………………………….5.00
To discharge………………………………………………………………………NO FEE

INDEX NUMBER

To issue……………………………………………………………………………….210.00

JUDGEMENTS (Supreme & County Court)

To docket, enter and tax costs. (Covered by index # fee)……………NO FEE
To file assignment of judgement………………………………………………….10.00
To file assignment of judgement (with index #)…………………………..NO FEE
To file satisfaction of judgement (Rockland County Only)……………NO FEE
To file transcript of judgement…………………………………………………….10.00
To issue transcript of judgement……………………………………………………5.00
To issue execution……………………………………………………………………..5.00
JURY DEMAND

Supreme and County Court……………………………………………………….65.00
Trial De Novo…………………………………………………………………………95.00
Note of Issue………………………………………………………………………….30.00

LIENS

Building loan contract……………………………………………………………….25.00
Mechanic’s Lien………………………………………………………………………15.00
Notice of lending……………………………………………………………………..15.00
Lien for common charges…………………………………………………………..15.00
Notice of order continuing, amending or canceling
Mechanic’s Lien (Bond). (Covered by index # Fee)……………………NO FEE
Mechanic’s Lien discharged by deposit into court (cash only)………………3.00
Affidavit of service re: Mechanic’s Lien…………………………………………..5.00

LIS PENDENS

Index number…………………………………………………………………………210.00
To record……………………………………………………………………………….35.00
Order or stipulation to cancel………………………………………………….NO FEE

LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS

Not filed in Rockland – Filed in Albany only.
To file amendments to limited partnerships filed before state ruling to
file in Albany only……………………………………………………………………..25.00
Certification (see Certification Fees)

MAPS

To file…………………………………………………………………………………….10.00
Copies – full or reduced size…………………………………………………………5.00

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

To prepare and certify……………………………………………………………….10.00

MILITARY DISCHARGE

To file………………………………………………………………………………….NO FEE
Certified Copy………………………………………………………………………NO FEE

MORTGAGES

To record – per page………………………………………………………………….5.00
Plus filing…………………………………………………………………………………45.00
MORTGAGE TAX: Generally 1.30% of the total amount secured or to be secured.
EXCEPT – Mortgages over $10,000 where premises are improved
by a single or 2-famlily dwelling – $30.00 exemption
EXCEPT – Mortgages under $10,000 where premises are improved
by a single or 2-family dwelling — 1.05% of
total amount secured or to be secured.

MOTION OR CROSS MOTION……………………………………………$45.00

NATURALIZATION

Letter of Naturalization…………………………………………………………………5.00

NOTARY PUBLIC

Change of Name (Filed through NYS Dept. of State, Albany)…………..10.00
Duplicate Notary Card (Filed through NYS Dept. of State, Albany)…..10.00
To file Oath and Signature card………………………………………………….. 60.00
To file Official Character Card…………………………………………………….10.00
To issue Official Character Card……………………………………………………5.00
County Clerk’s certificate…………………………………………………………….3.00

NOTICE OF APPEAL…………………………………………………………….65.00

NOTE OF ISSUE

Supreme and County Courts……………………………………………………….30.00
(Check with Chief Clerk if index # purchased prior to 1987).

PASSPORTS

Federal Fee 16 years of age & over……………………………………………..110.00

Under 16 years of age………………………………………………………………..80.00
Processing fee…………………………………………………………………………..25.00
Passport Photos………………………………………………………………………..15.00

PISTOL PERMIT FEES

Pistol permit (Application Processing Fee)……………………………………….150.00
License (Plastic)………………………………………………………………………….5.00

Amendments………………………………………………………………………………5.00
Duplicate license…………………………………………………………………………5.00
Dealer’s License or Gunsmith’s License…………………………………………10.00
Transfer between Counties……………………………………………………………5.00

POWER OF ATTORNEY

To record – per page………………………………………………………………….5.00
Plus filing…………………………………………………………………………………45.00
To revoke power of attorney – same fees as above

REDEMPTION CERTIFICATE (Tax Sale)

To record – per page………………………………………………………………..5.00
Plus filing……………………………………………………………………………… 45.00

RELEASE OF ESTATE TAX LIEN

To record – per page………………………………………………………………..5.00
Plus filing……………………………………………………………………………….45.00

RELEASE OF MORTGAGE

To record – per page………………………………………………………… …….5.00
Plus filing………………………………………………………………………………45.00
Plus $.50 to cross-reference each mortgage recited.

REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL INTERVENTION …………………..95.00

SEARCHES

Computer Records – 1990 to date per search per name…………………5.00
Book Records – Prior to 1990 – for each 2-year search per name…..5.00
For Date of Entry……………………………………………………………………5.00
For Index #……………………………………………………………………………5.00

STIPULATION OF SETTLEMENT……………………………………35.00

SEPARATION AGREEMENT

To file…………………………………………………………………………………..5.00

SMALL CLAIMS ASSESSMENT REVIEW

To file petition……………………………………………………………………..30.00

S 8019B LEGIBLE COPIES – Whenever a paper or document presented to a county clerk for
filing or recording is not legible or otherwise suitable for copying or recording by the
photocopying process, the County Clerk may require a legible or suitable copy
thereof along with such paper or document and the same fees shall be payable for the
paper or document.

SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT

To record – per page………………………………………………………………5.00
Plus filing…………………………………………………………………………….45.00
Plus $.50 for each mortgage recited.

SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM

For production of court records………………………………………………30.00

TORRENS

All documents have been re-recorded into Land Records Index.

TRANSFER TAX

Tax is $4.00 for each $1,000.00 or fractional part thereof unless deed
or contract of sale was executed prior to 5/1/83, in which case tax is
$.55 for each $500.00 or fractional part thereof.

TRIAL DE NOVO……………………………………………………………..95.00

VETERANS DISCHARGE

To file…………………………………………………………………………….NO FEE
Certified Copy…………………………………………………………………NO FEE

VOLUNTARY DISCONTINUANCE………………………………35.00

WAGE ASSIGNMENT

To file………………………………………………………………………………….5.00
Satisfaction…………………………………………………………………….NO FEE

 

There are nineteen incorporated villages in Rockland County, twelve of which are located at least partially in the town of Ramapo, and none of which are in Stony Point:

Rockland County also has a number of unincorporated hamlets, including:

According to the 2010 census, these nine Rockland communities have a population exceeding 10,000 people:

Rockland County Neighborhoods
Neighborhood Population
Haverstraw Village
11,910
Monsey
18,412
Nanuet
17,882
New City
33,559
Pearl River
15,876
Spring Valley
31,347
Stony Point
15,059
Suffern
10,723
West Haverstraw
10,165

 

History

Halve Maen in Hudson

The area that would become Rockland County was originally inhabited by Algonquian-speaking Indians, including Munsees, or Lenni Lenape.

In 1609, Henry Hudson, thinking he had found the legendary “Northwest Passage“, sailed on the Half Moon up the river that would one day bear his name and anchored near the area that is now Haverstraw before continuing to disillusionment north of Albany. The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in the area, around 1675.[3] These settlers, eager to escape “city life”, moved from Manhattan to Rockland. A number of unique Dutch-style red sandstone houses still stand, and many place names in the county reveal their Dutch origin. When the Duke of York (who became King James II of England) established the first twelve counties of New York in 1683, present-day Rockland County was part of Orange County. Orangetown was created at the same time under a royal grant, originally encompassing all of modern Rockland County. Around this time, as the English began to colonize Nyack and Tappan, the Native Americans began to leave Rockland in search of undisturbed land further north.[3]

The natural barrier of the Ramapo Mountains and the size of the county made it difficult to carry out governmental activities. At one point there were twin governments, one on each side of the Ramapo Mountains. For this reason, Rockland split off from Orange in 1798 to form its own county. That same year the county seat was transferred from Tappan to New City, where a new courthouse was built.

Haverstraw was separated from Orangetown in 1719 and became a town in 1788; it included the present-day Clarkstown, Ramapo and Stony Point. Clarkstown and Ramapo became towns in 1791, followed by Stony Point in 1865.

The territory of the Lenape in present-day southern New York, New Jersey and eastern sections of Delaware and Pennsylvania

During the American Revolution, when control of the Hudson River was viewed by the British as strategic to dominating the American territories, Rockland saw skirmishes at Haverstraw, Nyack and Piermont, and significant military engagements at the Battle of Stony Point, where General “Mad” Anthony Wayne earned his nickname. George Washington had headquarters for a time at John Suffern’s tavern, the later site of the village of Suffern. British Major John André met with American traitor Benedict Arnold near Stony Point to buy the plans for the fortifications at West Point. André was captured with the plans in Tarrytown on his way back to the British lines; he was brought to Tappan for trial in the Tappan church, found guilty, hanged and buried nearby. Still another important chapter in the story of the Revolution was written on May 5, 1783, when General Washington received Sir Guy Carleton at the DeWint House, where they discussed the terms of the peace treaty. Two days later Washington visited Sir Guy aboard a British war vessel. On this day the King’s Navy fired its first salute to the flag of the United States of America.

In the decades following the Revolution, Rockland became popular for its stone and bricks. These products, however, required quarrying in land that many later believed should be set aside as a preserve. Many unsuccessful efforts were made to turn much of the Hudson Highlands on the northern tip of the county into a forest preserve. However, Union Pacific Railroad president E. H. Harriman donated land as well as large sums of money for the purchase of properties in the area of Bear Mountain. Bear Mountain/Harriman State Park became a reality in 1910, and by 1914 it was estimated that more than a million people a year were coming to the park.

Rockland remained semi-rural until the 1950s when the Palisades Interstate Parkway, Tappan Zee Bridge, and other major arteries were built. The idea of suburbia also helped transform the county. The county’s population flourished, from 89,276 in 1950 to 265,475 in 1990.

 

Postal codes for Rockland County-New York

 

10901 Airmont 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10901 Montebello 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10901 Suffern 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10911 Bear Mountain 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10913 Blauvelt 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10920 Congers 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10923 Garnerville 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10927 Haverstraw 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10931 Hillburn 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10952 Chestnut Ridge 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10952 Airmont 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10952 Monsey 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10952 Wesley Hills 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10952 Suffern 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10954 Bardonia 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10954 Nanuet 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10956 Clarkstown 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10956 New City 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10960 Grandview 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10960 Central Nyack 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10960 Grandview on Hudson 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10960 Nyack 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10960 South Nyack 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10960 Upper Grandview 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10960 Upper Nyack 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10962 Orangeburg 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10964 Palisades 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10965 Chestnut Ridge 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10965 Pearl River 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10968 Piermont 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10970 Mount Ivy 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10970 Pomona 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10974 Sloatsburg 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10976 Sparkill 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10977 New Hempstead 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10977 Chestnut Ridge 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10977 Chestnut Rdg 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10977 New Square 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10977 Wesley Hills 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10977 Spring Valley 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10980 Grassy Point 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10980 Stony Point 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10982 Tallman 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10983 Tappan 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10984 Thiells 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10986 Tomkins Cove 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10989 Valley Cottage 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10989 Vly Cottage 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10993 West Haverstraw 845 Rockland County New York (NY)
10994 West Nyack 845 Rockland County New York (NY)