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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Clerk's Land Records System Wins a 2010 NACo Achievement Award

PREP award

June 15, 2010

The 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.”  Launched on January 1st of this year, PREP helps users create tax forms and cover pages for documents, such as deeds and mortgages, which are submitted to the county clerk’s office for recording.  The system will save $700,000 a year in personnel costs for the county.

Upon being notified of the award, Westchester County Clerk Timothy Idoni remarked, “Receiving this award is the culmination of a process that began four years ago. I came into office and immediately saw that we needed to do more to improve services and increase staff productivity.” PREP is just one of a number of technology projects his office has rolled out which have saved tax dollars, increased intergovernmental efficiencies and moved the clerk’s office firmly into the 21st century. 

For 41 years NACo has given Achievement Awards to county governments which develop innovative and efficient systems of government that benefit the people they serve.  “In this day and age, doing more with less is no longer an option. Rather, it is a mandate for each of us in public service to provide responsible government,” stated County Clerk Idoni. “By making government easier in the way documents are submitted to our office, we have saved hundreds of hours of staff time each month and hundreds of thousands of dollars annually,” concluded Idoni.

The success of PREP in Westchester, only the second government (New York City) in the state to develop a mandatory web-based system, was also made possible by Idoni and his staff working with the county’s Office of Technology to create and implement the system.  In addition, valuable feedback was received from a pilot program launched last fall that provided hundreds of users including land title companies, assessors and real estate attorneys, with free on-site and offsite trainings on the system and follow-up support.

The County Clerk’s office has several new technology projects onboard for the coming months that will further improve efficiency and service.  In addition, Idoni is seeking the passage of eRecording of land records legislation recently introduced by Governor Paterson.  The legislation is supported by the New York State Association of County Clerk’s eRecording Committee, of which Idoni is co-chair.

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Wednesday, November 15

Naturalization Ceremony
Daronco Courthouse
2pm - 3pm
(New Citizens arrive at 1pm)

111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601


Thursday, November 24

Thanksgiving DayTurkey
Office Closed
Happy Thanksgiving

White Plains, NY 10601


Friday, November 25

Thanksgiving FridayTurkey
Office Closed
Happy Thanksgiving

White Plains, NY 10601


Wednesday, December 6

Naturalization Ceremony
Daronco Courthouse
2pm - 3pm
(New Citizens arrive at 1pm)

111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601


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