County Clerk

Recording Fees

Printable Fee Schedule
(fits best on legal paper)

This office requires a Clerk generated office recording page. This sheet constitutes the Clerk’s endorsement required by section 319 of the real property law of the State of New York.

Twenty dollars ($20.00) per Clerk generated office recording page.

** For recording any instrument required by statute to be recorded, FORTY FIVE DOLLARS ($25 recording fee plus $20 cover page) and, in addition THREE DOLLARS for each page to be recorded. FIFTY CENTS for each cross reference.

  • ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE – same recording fee as stated above ** plus $3.00 for each mortgage in excess of one, plus $.50 cross-reference fee for each mortgage being assigned.
  • DEEDS – same recording fee as above **.
    NYS Transfer Tax is due at the time of filing. This tax is based on the purchase price of the property. The rate is $4.00 per thousand or fraction thereof.

    • Printable Real Estate Transfer Tax Rates Schedule.
    • Recording fee for a deed: a deed cost $25.00 to record, with an additional $3.00 for each page. Example for a two sided deed: $25.00 for deed plus $6.00 for two pages plus $20.00 for Clerk generated office recording page. Total cost for recording $51.00.
    • The TP-584 Combined Real Estate Transfer Tax Return costs $5.00
    • Filing Instructions www.tax.ny.gov
    • Printable Document www.tax.ny.gov
    • The RP-5217 filing fee of $125.00 required for qualifying residential or farm property and $250.00 for all other property.
    • A more detailed explanation can be found at www.tax.ny.gov
    • Cost Information : www.tax.ny.gov
    • MANDATORY Online Generated Real Property Transfer Report : www.tax.ny.gov
  • DISCHARGE OF MORTGAGE– same recording fee as above **, plus $.50 for cross-reference, plus $.50 for each mortgage assignment. Also, if discharging more than one related mortgage on a single discharge form, must pay full recording fee for each mortgage being discharged.
  • LAND CONTRACT – same recording fee as above **.[Mortgage Tax and Transfer Tax (depending of status) due at recording]
  • LEASE – same recording fee as above **.
  • MORTGAGES – same recording fee as above **.
    To record a mortgage, you must have the original mortgage document completed, signed and acknowledged by a notary public with a proper New York State acknowledgment form. The document must have a legal description of the property to include the township. Recording fee for a mortgage: a mortgage costs $45.00 ($25 recording fee plus $20 cover page) with an additional $3.00 for each page.
    Example for a five page mortgage: $45.00 for mortgage plus $15.00 for five pages. Total cost for recording $60.00.

    • The NYS Mortgage Tax is due at the time of recording. The mortgage tax in Allegany County is 1% of the mortgage amount. It is broken down into three separate taxes as follows:
    • Basic Tax = .50%
    • Additional Tax = .25%
    • Special Additional Tax = .25%
    • Note: the first $10,000.00 of the principal amount of the mortgage is not subject to the additional tax if the mortgage creates a lien on real property improved or to be improved by a 1 or 2 family residence or dwelling.
    • Note: Tax is computed upon the amount secured rounded off to the nearest $100.0
      If an exemption is claimed for the Mortgage Tax the mortgage must be accompanied by an affidavit in duplicate. The Affidavit must state the exemption and must be signed and sworn to by a notary public. The fee to file the affidavit is $5.00.
  • MORTGAGE SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT – same recording fee as above **. $.50 cross-reference fee for each mortgage
  • POWER OF ATTORNEY – same recording fee as above **.
  • RELEASE OR SURRENDER OF LEASE – same recording fee as above **.
  • RELEASE OF REAL PROPERTY FROM JUDGMENT LIEN – same recording fee as above **.
  • TP-584 – Combined Real Estate Transfer Tax Return $5.00
    Filing Instructions www.tax.ny.gov
    Printable Document www.tax.ny.gov
  • IT-2663 – Application for certification of recording the deed and non-estimated income tax. Filing Instructions www.tax.ny.gov
    Fill in/Printable Document www.tax.ny.gov
  • RP-5217 Real Property Transfer Report $125.00 or $250.00 depending on property utilization. A more detailed explanation can be found at www.tax.ny.gov
    Cost Information : www.tax.ny.gov

    • MANDATORY Online Generated Real Property Transfer Report : www.tax.ny.gov

Filing Fees

  • Survey maps $10.00
  • Building loan contract $25.00
  • Notice of lending $15.00
  • Small Claims Assessment Review $30.00

Judgments

  • Docket, Assignment, Satisfaction No Fee
  • Transcript – file $10.00
  • Issuing transcript and certificate of disposition $5.00

Liens

  • Attachment Notice (no fee to cancel) $35.00
    (in addition to Index Number)
  • Notice of lending $15.00
  • Lis Pendens (in addition to Index Number) $35.00
  • Federal tax lien, to file or release $40.00
  • Mechanics Lien (no fee to cancel) $15.00
  • Mechanics Lien – discharge payment into court $3.00
  • Mechanics Lien – affidavit of service $5.00
  • Extension of Mechanic’s Lien No Fee

DBA, Partnership, Not-for-Profit Corporation

  • File or Amend Certificate (no fee to discontinue) $25.00

Notaries, Commissioner of Deeds

  • File and index Certificate of Appointment $10.00
  • Issue Certificate of Appointment $5.00
  • Certificate of Authentication $3.00

Copies

  • Copy only: $0.65 per page – minimum $1.30
  • Certify prepared copy: $0.65 per page – minimum $5.20
  • Prepare and certify: $1.25 per page – minimum $5.00
  • Maximum per record $40.00
  • Copy of Military Discharge to veteran or family No Fee
  • All filed maps – $10.00
    (Copies of maps are reproduced in Real Property Services Office)

Passport Book

  • 16 and older (Adult) $135.00
  • 15 and under $105.00
    Execution fee included in the above fees.
  • Photo $10.00

Passport Card

  • 16 and older (Adult) $55.00
  • 15 and under $40.00
    Execution fee included in the above fees.
  • Photo $10.00

Check, Cash or Money Order only. No credit/debit cards accepted. All payments made to Allegany County Clerk.

Exemplification

  • (In addition to copy fee) $10.00

UCC – Uniform Commercial Code / Federal Tax Liens

  • Only UCC filings where collateral is AFFIXED TO REAL PROPERTY can be accepted by the County Clerk’s office after July 1, 2001. ALL OTHER UCC FILINGS (INCLUDING amendments, releases, and assignments of non-realty related UCCs previously filed in the County Clerks office) MUST be filed with the NYS Department of State.The following fees have been established for UCC and federal tax lien filings in County Clerk offices within New York State by the New York State Department of State, effective April 1, 2003:
    • Fee for Filing UCC document $40.00
    • Fee to search for UCC filings and tax liens under one specific debtor $25.00
    • Uncertified copy of each UCC document $5.00
    • Certified copy of each UCC document $10.00

Court Fees

  • Index Number $210.00
  • Filing for a foreclosure action $400.00
  • Request for Judicial Intervention (RJI) $95.00
  • Note of Issue $30.00
  • Third party summons $210.00
  • Motion or Cross Motion (or equivalent) $45.00
  • Voluntary Discontinuance or Stipulation of Settlement $35.00
  • Demand for jury $65.00
  • Notice of Appeal $65.00
  • Default Judgment $45.00