June 28, 2011
County Clerk Idoni Issues Warning Regarding Recent Mailings
Westchester homeowners are receiving another round of misleading mailings offering a copy of their deed for $59.50 and promoting it as a bargain. “Don’t be fooled into paying more for a copy of your deed than you need to,” warns Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni. “If your deed has been recorded in the Westchester County Clerk’s Office, obtaining a copy is fast, easy and, most importantly, affordable.” Idoni also advised:
- You have the right to get a copy of your deed from the Land Records Division of the Office of the Westchester County Clerk and do not need to employ a service to do this for you.
- You can obtain a certified copy of your deed from the County Clerk’s Office for as little as $5.00 for up to five pages, plus $1.00 for each additional page. A photocopy is even less expensive.
- Don’t be persuaded by these official-looking mailers. If your deed has been recorded in the County Clerk’s Office, the recording is valid whether or not you have a certified copy in your possession.
- Land Records staffers in the Office of the Westchester County Clerk are here to help you. Take advantage of their knowledge and expertise by visiting or calling our staff.
- To determine whether your deed is recorded in the County Clerk’s office, visit Westchester Records Online at wro.WestchesterClerk.com.
To obtain a certified copy of your deed, visit the Land Records Division of the County Clerk’s Office located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in White Plains between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. If you wish to obtain a certified copy of your deed by mail, please call (914)995-3094 and have the exact name of the property owner and the property address available so that our staff can serve you more quickly. Requests are also accepted via email to .