Technology Advances Continue, County Clerk Releases 2016 Annual Report
Details Historic Levels of E-Documents
The 2016 Annual Report of The Westchester County Clerk’s Office proudly highlights the continued strength and growth of its electronic filing systems, through which legal and land records pass through on their way to filing and recordation. The system is not only responsible for insuring documents are safely processed and secured but also account for a majority of the funds collected by the office over the past year. The office collected $ 204,444,018.00 in revenue in 2016 of which $ 28,159,361.98 was turned over to the county of Westchester. The expenditures for the operation of the Clerk’s office in 2016, totaling $ 6,344,163.50 are more than offset by the $ 9,303,259.00 in departmental fees received.
County Foreclosure Filings Continue to Decrease
But Judgments Remain Too High, Clerk says
Based on figures released today by Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni, foreclosure filings in 2016 were down 54.8% from their all-time high in 2009 (3,123), but judgments on foreclosure actions last year were the third highest of the past ten years. However, figures for the first quarter of 2017 indicate a 23.9% decrease in filings compared to last year’s first quarter, while judgments are down 15.1% from the same quarter last year.
2017 Mobile Passport Office Coming to A Town Near You!
We're currently scheduling community visits for our Mobile Passport Office's 2017 season.
At the Mobile Office, our Community Outreach staff can assist residents to apply for a United States Passport, including taking passport photos on site. On average, over 900 applications are accepted each year at our Mobile Passport Office. Please see our Calendar of Events for dates when the Mobile Office will be coming to your community, and check back often, as new dates are being added.
Tutorials Available on County Clerk's YouTube Channel
Westchester County Clerk's YouTube Channel Features Tutorials on Using Our WRO and PREP Systems
The Westchester County Clerk’s YouTube Channel features eight tutorial videos on using Westchester Records Online (WRO) to search for land and legal records and using the Property Records Electronic Portal (PREP) to record land records in Westchester County.
Tutorials for WRO and PREP include:
|Searching Maps||The Basics of Using PREP|
|Basics of Searching Land Records||Entering a Deed in PREP|
|Basics of Searching Legal Records||Entering a Mortgage in PREP|
|Viewing Images as a Registered User||Entering a Satisfaction in PREP|
Need a Document? Check Westchester Records Online
Search thousands of Westchester County Clerk records right from your home or office through our online portal, Westchester Records Online (WRO), by clicking the "Records Online" button on the left. You can find records ranging from 18th century deeds to judgments entered in our Legal Division last week to subdivision maps and atlases spanning the entire history of Westchester County. There is a fee to view images of documents (to offset the cost of scanning these documents), but quite a bit of data about a document is available free of charge. Click on "Records Online" and follow the instructions on the screen to get started. Sensitive documents such as matrimonial judgments or other sealed documents are not available online and require you to visit our office in White Plains and show proper identification. For more information, call 914-995-3080.
Calendar of Events
Wednesday, May 3
2pm Daronco Courthouse
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
Monday, May 8
Mobile Passport Outreach
Briarcliff Manor 11am - 2pm
Briarcliff Manor Village Hall
1111 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Tuesday, May 16
Mobile Passport Outreach
Pound Ridge 11am - 2pm
Scotts Corner Market
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
Visiting Our Office?
To visit our office, enter through the Richard J. Daronco Courthouse located at 111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in White Plains. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., excluding official holidays.