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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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Information provided on this Web site is intended to allow the public an alternative form of access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, the Office of the Westchester County Clerk recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the Office of the Westchester County Clerk makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or suitability of the information provided by this web site, and denies any expressed and implied warranty as to the same. This website contains links to other sites. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint or accuracy of such websites.

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This Google™ translation tool is provided for informational purposes only.  The Office of the Westchester County Clerk's website is provided in English. However, the "Google Translate" tool may assist you in reading it in other languages.  Google Translate may not give you an exact translation all the time. This service is meant solely for your convenience and reliance on information obtained from Google Translate is at your discretion and risk.  The Office of the Westchester County Clerk does not make any promises, assurances, or guarantees as to the accuracy of the translations provided. The County of Westchester, its officers, employees, and/or agents shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of, or in connection with, the use or reliance on such information, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy of any such information, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of such materials.  Use of Google Translate does not constitute an endorsement of this service or imply that it is the only language translation service available.

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Thank you for visiting the Office of the Westchester County Clerk’s website. This privacy policy governs the Office of the Westchester County Clerk. Our office recognizes that those who use our website must be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit westchesterclerk.com.

This policy describes our privacy practices regarding information collected from users of this website. It describes what information is collected and how that information is used. Because this privacy policy only applies to this website, you should examine the privacy policy of any website, including other governmental websites, that you access via links from this website.

For purposes of this policy, "personal information" means any information concerning a natural person which, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. The Office of the Westchester County Clerk does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or by initiating an online transaction, including, but not
limited to, the filing of a Uniform Commercial Code Financing Statement, registering with our subscription service or e-filing a document with our Legal Division.

Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Website
When visiting this website, the Office of the Westchester County Clerk automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

i. The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used, but not the e-mail address.
The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your
Internet service provider or directly to your computer;
ii. The type of browser and operating system you used;
iii. The date and time you visited this site;
iv. The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
v. The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site;
vi. The web site you visit as you leave this web site; and
vii. If you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded.

None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information. The information that is collected automatically is used to improve this website's content and to help us understand how users are interacting with the website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users, and to improve the utility of the material available on the website. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the Office of the Westchester County Clerk is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes.

Cookies
Cookies are simple text files stored on your web browser to provide a means ofdistinguishing among users of this website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites. To better serve you, we use "session cookies" to enhance or customize your visit to this website. Session cookies can be created automatically on the device you use to access this website. These session cookies do not contain personal
information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We may use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on the device you use to access this website. A session cookie is erased during operation of your browser or when your browser is closed. The software and hardware you use to access the website allows you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may
limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this website.

Information Collected When You E-mail this Website or Initiate an Online Transaction
During your visit to this website you may send an e-mail to the Office of the Westchester County Clerk. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message including text characters, audio, video, and graphic information formats will be collected. Your e-mail address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this website, or to forward your message to
another governmental entity for appropriate action. Your e-mail address is not collected for commercial purposes.

The Office of the Westchester County Clerk does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an e-mailwill be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or State law, be subject to public access. The Office of the Westchester
County Clerk strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children’s Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information online.

During your visit to this website you may initiate a transaction such as the submission of a Uniform Commercial Code Financing Statement or the filing of a court record. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction is used by our office to operate Office of the Westchester County Clerk programs, which include the provision of goods, services, and information. The information collected by our office may be disclosed for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with
which the information was submitted.

Information and Choice
As noted above, the Office of the Westchester County Clerk does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or initiating an online transaction. You may choose not to send us an e-mail or submit data via an online transaction. While your choice not to contact us or submit documents to the Office of the Westchester County
Clerk may limit your ability to receive specific services through this website, it will not prevent you from requesting services from the Office of the Westchester County Clerk by other means and should not have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading publicly available information.

Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website
The Office of the Westchester County Clerk will only collect personal information through this website or disclose personal information collected through this website if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information, except as otherwise provided below. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to the Office of the Westchester County Clerk by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes
consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by the Office of the Westchester County Clerk for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.

However, the Office of the Westchester County Clerk may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of the Westchester County Clerk, or necessary for the Office of the Westchester County Clerk to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by county, state or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by
law; (3) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.

The Office of the Westchester County Clerk may disclose personal information to law enforcement authorities to enforce the Office of the Westchester County Clerk’s rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the Office of the
Westchester County Clerk’s information technology assets.

Retention of Information Collected Through this Website
The information collected through this website is retained by the Office of theWestchester County Clerk in accordance with the records retention and disposition requirements of the New York State Arts & Cultural Affairs Law. Information on the requirements of the Arts & Cultural Affairs Law may be found at http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/services/artslaw.html. Information, including personal information, that you submit in an e-mail or when you initiate an online transaction such as a Uniform Commercial Code filing is retained in accordance with the records retention and disposition schedule established for the records of the program unit to which you submitted the information.

Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through this Website
Any user may submit a request to the Office of the Westchester County Clerk privacy compliance officer to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through this website. Any such request shall be made in writing to the address below and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an
identifier generally known only to the user, or similar appropriate identification. The address of the privacy compliance officer is: Privacy Compliance Officer, Office of the Westchester County Clerk, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY 10601.

The privacy compliance officer shall, within five (5) business days of the date of the receipt of a proper request: (i) provide access to the personal information; (ii) deny access in writing, explaining the reasons therefore; or (iii) acknowledge the receipt of the request in writing, stating the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied, which date shall not be more than ten (10) days from the date of the acknowledgment.

In the event that the Office of the Westchester County Clerk has collected personal information pertaining to a user through their website and that information is to be provided to the user pursuant to the user’s request, the privacy compliance officer shall inform the user of his or her right to request that the personal information be amended or corrected under the procedures set forth in section 95 of the Public Officers Law.

Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through this Website
The Office of the Westchester County Clerk is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this website against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, the Office of the Westchester County Clerk limits county employee access to personal information collected through this website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties.
Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.

In addition, the Westchester County Clerk has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well
as the electronic transmission of information.

For website security purposes and to maintain the availability of the website for all users, the Office of the Westchester County Clerk employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this website.

Disclaimer
Information provided on this Web site is intended to allow the public an alternative form of access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, the Office of the Westchester County Clerk recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the Office of the Westchester County Clerk makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or
suitability of the information provided by this web site, and denies any expressed and implied warranty as to the same. This website contains links to other sites. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint or accuracy of such websites.

Links to Other Sites
This website contains links to other sites. The Office of the Westchester County Clerk is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint or accuracy of such websites.

The Office of the Westchester County Clerk is pleased to have received recognition for its efforts to bring the office into the 21st century: 


New York State Association of County Clerks 2017 County Clerk of the Year

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Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni was named Clerk of the Year for his leadership in legislation promulgating the eRecording and E-Filing of land and legal documents statewide. His office went from a nine-month backlog in land recordings in 2005 to an electronic system that can process a deed or mortgage in as little as fifteen minutes. Eighty-five percent (85%) of the office’s legal records and seventy-five percent (75%) of its land records are now submitted online - amongst the highest rates state-wide. His innovative systems have returned $29.5 million to the taxpayers in the form of savings over the past eleven years and his staffing has been reduced from 110 in 2006 to its 2017 level of 68.


New York State Association of County Clerks 2017 Annual Achievement Award

Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni was honored in June of 2017 by his colleagues in the New York State Association of County Clerks with a 2017 Annual Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to NYSACC over the past year. As the court-appointed Chair of the New York State Office of Court Administration Committee on Supreme Court Civil E-Filing, Idoni and his team of twenty-four judges, attorneys and county clerks from all over the state review sixty-two (62) counties’ abilities to perform mandated e-filing, to protect the public and the courts under very strict state legislative guidelines and rules. He also co-chairs NYSACC’s all-important Legislative Committee, which produces, reviews and advocates for and against legislation which impact Clerks’ systems and operations from small counties to large. He also sits on a national committee made up of private and public sector officials writing a white paper on the impact of Clerk fees across the country. 


 

New York State Association of County Clerks 2016 Annual Achievement Award

Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. IdoniWestchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni was honored in June of 2016 by his colleagues in the New York State Association of County Clerks with a 2016 Annual Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to NYSACC over the past year including his efforts to support the expansion of electronic filing of court records throughout the state.


2013 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award
Westchester County Clerk's Electronic Recording of Land Records

National Association of CountiesThe Office of the Westchester County Clerk’s successful implementation of Electronic Recording of Land Records was selected as winner of a 2013 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) in the category of Information Technology. This prestigious achievement award annually recognizes county governments which integrate innovative and efficient systems of government that benefit the people they serve. Read more 


2013 Best of New York Best In-House Developed Application
Westchester County Clerk's Electronic Recording Portal

Best of New York logoWestchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni accepted a Best of New York award for the Best In-House Developed Application for the Electronic Recording portal launched by the Office of the Westchester County Clerk last September. The award was presented by the Center for Digital Government, a national research institute and advocate for best practices in state and local government, which recognizes works of distinction in information technology.    Read More


New York State Association of County Clerks 2012 Annual Achievement Award
Providing Leadership in the Advent of E-Filing Legal Documents in the Courts

Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni won his second achievement award in three years by leading the New York State Association of County Clerks, with the assistance of State court staff, through the arduous process of gaining state-wide legislation to allow for the electronic filing of court documents in our court system. The clerk serves as Clerk of the State Supreme Court and County Court in Westchester County and recognized early on that filing of paper documents was time consuming, environmentally inefficient and costly to the legal profession and taxpayers alike. E-filing systems will save the taxpayers millions of dollars over time and produce a process of not only speeding legal cases but also saving thousands of cubic feet in storage space in every governmental institution.


2010 Best of New York Excellence in Leadership Award
Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni

Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni

This award was presented to County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni on September 22, 2010 in recognition of his vision, leadership and support of technology projects that have allowed the Westchester County Clerk’s Office to successfully achieve its business objectives through the innovative and common sense use of contemporary tools and approaches.


2010 Best of New York Project Excellence Award
Westchester County Clerk’s Property Records Electronic Portal (PREP System)    

Best of New York Project Excellence AwardThis award was accepted by County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni on behalf of the PREP project team on September 22, 2010.  This award, which recognizes best practices and works of distinction in the information technology area, was one of only ten awarded statewide in 2010.


2010 Digital Government Achievement Award Honorable Mention
Westchester County Clerk’s Westchester Records Online

2010 Digital Government Achievement Award Honorable MentionThe Center for Digital Government awarded this honorable mention on August 17, 2010 to Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni on behalf of the Westchester Records Online project team in recognition of WRO being among the “outstanding agency and department Web sites and projects at the application and digital level” in the United States.


NY State Association of County Clerk’s (NYSACC) 2010 Annual Achievement Award
Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni

Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. IdoniWestchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni was honored in June of 2010 by his fellow county clerks with a 2010 Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the New York State Association of County Clerks (NYSACC) over the past year. Read More

 


2010 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award
Westchester County Clerk’s Property Records Electronic Portal (PREP System)

PREP Design TeamThe Office of the Westchester County Clerk’s new land records system was recently named a winner of a coveted 2010 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo).   The Clerk’s Property Records Electronic Portal (PREP) System was recognized by NACo as an example of promoting “quality, efficient, and responsive management and administration.”   Read More


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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

Monday, August 20

Mobile Passport Outreach
Yonkers
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tibbetts Brook Pool
355 Midland Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704


 

Thursday, August 23

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, September 3

Labor Day
Office Closed
Office will reopen on Tuesday, September 4th at 8am