Bulletin: NY000334

Date:
December 11, 2007
To:
All New York State Office Counsel, Managers and Agents
RE:
Westchester County Recordings

Effective January 1, 2008, Westchester County will require Separate checks for payment of Mortgage Tax, Transfer Tax and recording fees. When submitting a purchase with mortgage, there must be 3 checks.

Checks must be in the exact amount and payable to, "The Westchester County Clerk".

To avoid papers being bounced for incorrect amounts on checks, the Clerk recommends paying through the Automated Clearing House (ACH), as described in Bulletin 332. A copy of the bulletin can be found at www.stewartnewyork.com. Agency Legal Services is available for all questions at 212-922-0050.

To contact the Clerk directly, email Deputy Clerk John Allan at jjab@westchestergov.com, or call 914-995-4217.

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
NY000332 ACH Availability Facilitates Smoother Land Records Transactions in the Office of the Westchester County Clerk
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None