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Westchester County Clerk Initiates Program To Alert Municipalities to Foreclosures

Idoni Seeks to Avoid Zombie Homes and Other Nuisances

County Clerk Tim Idoni has initiated a program to alert Westchester municipalities that a foreclosure proceeding has been commenced by a lending institution against a local property owner. Foreclosed properties are quite often abandoned or kept in disrepair during the process, harming the local neighborhood, or ignored by the bank or financial institution filing the foreclosure.

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You May Obtain A Personal Identification Card From The County Clerk

Westchester County Residents Are Eligible

If you are a Westchester County resident and are in need of a personal identification card, you may apply in person at the Westchester County Clerk’s Licensing Office, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Room 340 in White Plains, New York. The office is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Fridays excluding holidays.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

We hope that many of your questions can be answered by reviewing this section of our website.  However, if you have a question that our website has not answered, please do not hesitate to call our office at (914)995-3080.

Q: Where is the Office of the Westchester County Clerk located?

Q: When is the Office of the Westchester County Clerk open?

Q: What records from your office are available online?

Q: Do I renew my Plumbing/Electric License at your office?

Q: How can I apply for a United States Passport?

Q: How can I apply for a United States Passport for my child (minor)?

Q: How can I apply for a pistol License?

Q: How can I obtain a copy of my divorce decree?

Q: How can I obtain a copy of my criminal disposition?

Q: How can I obtain a copy of my deed or other land record?

Q: How can I learn how much a property in Westchester was sold for?

Q: Can I get a birth or death certificate from the County Clerk?

Q: Can I get a marriage certificate from the County Clerk?

Q: Where do I send my Notary Renewal form?

Q: How do I get a notary authenticated and then an apostille?

Q: How can the Westchester County Clerk’s Office help me in setting up my new business?


Q: When is the Office of the Westchester County Clerk open? Top

A: The Office of the Westchester County Clerk is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. except on legal holidays.  The Passport Office is open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  The Westchester County Clerk’s Office will be closed on the following weekdays in observance of holidays:

Holiday Date Observed (2018)
Christmas Day, 2017 Monday, December 25, 2017
New Year's Day Monday, January 1
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Monday, January 15
Presidents' Day Monday, February 19
Memorial Day Monday, May 28
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 3
Columbus Day Monday, October 8
Election Day Tuesday, November 6
Veterans' Day Monday, November 12
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving Friday Friday, November 23
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25

If applying for a U.S. Passport, applicants must arrive at our office by 4:30 p.m. Please plan accordingly.


Q: What records from your office are available online? Top

A: The Westchester County Clerk’s Office is committed to helping you find the records you need by allowing you to conduct certain Records Searches quickly and easily from your personal computer. Be sure that your mortgage satisfaction has been filed.  Learn what papers have been filed in a particular lawsuit.  All of these searches and more can be conducted from the comfort of your home or office.  Visit Westchester Records Online  for more information.


Q: Do I renew my Plumbing/Electric License at your office?Top

A: As of January 1, 2015, the licensing of plumbers and electricians is being administered by the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection.  For more information, go to Plumbers and Electricians on the Consumer Protection Web site or call (914)995-2657.


Q: How can I obtain a copy of my deed or other land record? Top

A: To search for a land document, visit Westchester Records Online to determine whether the document you are searching for is recorded in the Office of the Westchester County Clerk.  If the document is recorded in our office and you wish to obtain a copy of it, you can pay a daily user fee to view it online, visit our office, or request a copy of the document  by mail.

Visiting Our Office:  You are encouraged to come to our office and use the free public viewing terminals to see if the land document you are searching for is recorded in our office and also to view the actual document image. Our office is located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Room 345 in White Plains and can be reached by entering through the Richard J. Daronco Courthouse entrance. Our office is open Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Requesting a Land Document by Mail:  To request a land document, please send a letter which contains as much of the following information as possible: the name of the document you are searching for such as "a deed", the name of the owner, the property address including the village, town or city, the approximate date of the transaction, and the liber and page number or the control number, if known. Please include a check payable to "Westchester County Clerk" in the amount of $5.00 for each item requested plus a copy fee of $1.30 for up to two pages plus an additional 65 cents for each additional page. Cash is not accepted and all fees must be included with your written request. Please also include a self-addressed stamped envelope in which your document will be returned. If you are unsure of the fee, please note the amount not to be exceeded on the check and a staff member will fill in the appropriate amount for you.


Q: How can I learn how much a property in Westchester was sold for? Top

A: We do not keep a record of the amounts paid for properties. However, that information can often be determined by reviewing the deed for a property. If you come into our office, our staff can help you locate an image of a deed. Once you have that image, you can locate the transfer tax paid and use the following formula to calculate the approximate purchase price: For purchases before May of 1983: Divide the transfer tax by .0011. For purchases after May 1, 1983: Divide the transfer tax by .004. For example, if a property was sold in 1995 and transfer taxes of $1,500 were paid, you would divide $1,500 by .004 to learn that the property was sold for approximately $375,000.


Q: Can I get a marriage certificate from the County Clerk? Top

A: The Office of the Westchester County Clerk does not issue or record marriage certificates.  In Westchester County, marriage records for marriages which took place between 1908 and 1936 can be obtained from the Westchester County Archives.   Other marriage records must be obtained from the local clerk in the village, town or city in which the marriage took place.   For the telephone numbers of local clerks throughout Westchester County, please review our List of Phone Numbers for City, Town and Village Clerks.


Q: Where do I send my Notary Renewal form? Top

A: You should send your notary renewal form to The Office of the Westchester County Clerk, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Attn: Notary Dept., Room 330, White Plains, NY 10601.  If you have lost or misplaced your Notary Renewal Form, please contact our Notary Department at or (914) 995-3071 and we can arrange to have an emergency renewal form sent to you.


Q: How do I get a notary authenticated and then an apostille? Top

A: If you need an authentication of a notary public who is qualified in Westchester County, you must bring in the document with the original notary stamp and signature on it (copies cannot be authenticated). The fee for each authentication is $3.00 and should be made payable to the "Westchester County Clerk". If you are submitting the document by mail, send it to The Office of the Westchester County Clerk, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Attn: Notary Dept., Room 330, White Plains, NY 10601. Please be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please be advised that under New York State law, records to verify notary qualification are kept for only 7 years by both the State and our office. A document bearing an acknowledgement older than seven years cannot be authenticated. If, in addition to the County Clerk's authentication, you need an apostille, you must contact the Department of State for information. The Department of State is located at 41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231 and can be reached by telephone at (518)474-4770. In addition, the Department of State has a New York City office located at 123 William Street, 19th Floor and can be reached by telephone at (212)417-5747.


The Office of the Westchester County Clerk is located in downtown White Plains between the Richard J. Daronco Courthouse and the Michaelian County Office building and across the street from the Galleria Mall. In order to visit our office, you must enter through the courthouse, located at 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., pass through security and then proceed to the third floor where signs will direct you to our office.

By Train: Take Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line to White Plains. The White Plains train station is within a half mile walk of our office. Follow Main Street two blocks, then take a right on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (formerly Grove Street). After crossing Martine Avenue, you will see the entrance to the Richard J. Daronco Courthouse on your right.  For Metro-North Schedules, go to MTA Metro-North Railroad or call (800) METRO-INFO.

By Bus: Over thirty-five communities are linked to downtown White Plains by direct bus services or with bus routing requiring one transfer. For detailed information visit the Westchester County Bee-Line Bus Information Center website or call (914) 813-7777.

By AutomobileGet personalized directions from Google Maps.

Parking:  There is metered parking along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., however, if you are unable to find a parking spot along the street, you can turn left onto Martine Avenue for garage parking on either side of the street.  On the left you will see an entrance for parking below the White Plains Public Library and on the right you will see an entrance for parking at the Galleria Mall.  Spaces in these parking lots are metered.

Please visit our office located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY 10601 which can be reached by entering through the Richard J. Daronco Courthouse. Our office is open Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you cannot visit us in person, please feel free to call or email us with any questions or concerns:


Passports & Licensing Division

Passports (914) 995-3086
Naturalization (914) 995-3087
Pistol Licenses (914) 995-3088
Photo Identification Card (914) 995-3086

Land Records Division

Maps (914) 995-3095
Mortgage Satisfactions (914) 995-4413
Uniform Commercial Code (914) 995-3098
Other Services (914) 995-3094

Legal Division

Legal Division (914) 995-3070
E-Filing Services (914) 995-3070
Notary Public (914) 995-3071
Other Services (914) 995-3070

Court

Civil Calendar Clerk (914) 824-5300
Criminal Calendar Clerk (914) 824-5400

Other Useful County and Municipal Contact Information

List of City, Town and Village Clerks

Municipal Tax Assessors Phone Numbers

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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

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Day

Office Closed
Office will reopen on Wednesday, December 26th at 8am


 

Tuesday, January 1

New Year's Day

Office Closed
Office will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8am