Bulletin: NY000423

Date:
November 10, 2009
To:
All New York State Office Counsel, Managers and Agents
RE:
Westchester County PREP System -- New Recording Requirements Effective January 1, 2010

Effective January 1, 2010 the Westchester County Clerk's office will require the creation of transfer forms TP-584 and RP-5217 and all document cover pages through the Clerk's Property Records Electronic Portal (PREP) system for all document submissions.

Please review the Web site for question so as to avoid any confusion. Please pay special attention to matters closing on or after November 30th since these matters should comply with these new requirements to ensure that any rejected documents have the proper forms should re-submission occur after January 1st.

To view the PREP web site go to:

https://prep.westchesterclerk.com/PREP/WebLoginNew.aspx

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
 
NY000334 Westchester County Recordings
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None