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2018 Mobile Passport Office Coming to A Town Near You!

We're currently scheduling community visits for our Mobile Passport Office's 2018 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.

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Idoni Honored as New York's County Clerk of the Year

County Clerk Wins Two State Awards

Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni was honored by his peers with two prestigious awards on June 12, 2017 at the New York State Association of County Clerks (NYSACC) conference held in Lake Placid, New York. Idoni, currently serving in his twelfth year as the county’s recorder of land records and Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts, was hailed for his leadership in professional management processes, legislative advocacy and twenty-first century technological advancements. These are the ninth and tenth awards won since 2010, primarily for technological leadership and fiscal efficiency through systems that can be duplicated in counties all over the country.

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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:

WRO PREP
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

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Search Documents on 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.

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How do I renew my notary public commission?

The term of a notary public expires after four years.  A renewal application is mailed to the notary approximately three months prior to the expiration of his or her commission.   Please send this notary renewal form completed in its' entirety, along with a $60.00 fee payable to "Westchester County Clerk" to The Office of the Westchester County Clerk, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Attn: Notary Dept., Room 330, White Plains, NY 10601.  It is recommended that you include a self addressed, stamped envelope so that a receipt can be returned to you once your renewal is processed by this office.

Once you have received a receipt from this office you may simply add four years to your expiration date and continue to notarize.  You do not need to wait to receive your identification card from the Department of State.  It may take three or four months from the time you renew with this office for you to receive your identification card from the New York State Department of State. 

If you have lost or misplaced your Notary Renewal Form, please contact our Notary Department via phone (914)995-3071 and we can arrange to have an emergency renewal form sent to you.

The Notary Public Exam is a walk-in exam given regularly throughout New York State and based upon the information in the most recent Notary Public License Law Booklet. Please be sure to download a copy of the Notary Public License Law Booklet or visit the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 330, in White Plains to obtain a copy of the Notary Public License Law Booklet free of charge.

Information about the exam, locations and schedule are available by clicking here and are updated in January and July of each year.

For more information on the notary public examination, please visit the website of the New York State Department of State or call (518)474-4429. Be sure to bring the following:  A government issued identification such as a driver's license, a #2 pencil, and a $15.00 examination fee payable by check, money order, MasterCard or Visa. Cash will not be accepted.

While the Office of the Westchester County Clerk maintains records of all notaries public commissioned in Westchester County, we do not administer the application process.  Instead, you must apply to the New York State Department of State.  In order to do so, you must be at least 18 years old, be a citizen of the United States and either be a resident of the state of New York or have an office or place of business in New York state.  If you meet the requirements to become a notary public, you must: (1) pass the notary public examination; (2) submit a complete original application; and (3) submit a $60.00 fee to the Department of State.  To prove that you have passed the notary public examination, you must submit your "pass slip" showing you have taken and passed the exam.  Click here for a Noatry Public Application and further instructions.

For more information on the notary public examination, please visit the website of the New York State Department of State or call (518)474-4429.  Be sure to bring the following:  A government issued identification such as a driver's license, a #2 pencil, and a $15.00 examination fee payable by check, money order, MasterCard or Visa.  Cash will not be accepted.

An individual who is currently a member of the New York State Bar or a court clerk of the Unified Court System, appointed to that position after taking a Civil Service promotional examination, may be appointed a notary public without an examination.  Please contact the New York State Department of State with any questions regarding application to be a notary public under these provisions.

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Visiting Our Office?

Enter through the courthouse and proceed to the third floor.

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

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
Passport Hours: 8am - 4:30pm
Closed on official holidays.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 4

Naturalization Ceremony
2 p.m. Daronco Courthouse
(New Citizens arrive at 1 p.m.)
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601


 

Monday, October 8

Columbus Day
Office Closed
Office will reopen on Tuesday, October 9th at 8am


 

Thursday, October 18

Naturalization Ceremony
2 p.m. Daronco Courthouse
(New Citizens arrive at 1 p.m.)
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601