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Clerk Dinolfo Announces Electronic Recording of Land Records

Tue, Jul 05 2011

Rochester – Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo announced today that Rochester and Monroe County residents will soon be able to file certain land records in the County Clerk’s Office online, saving customers the costs associated with traveling downtown or mailing in their documents to be recorded and providing a great convenience by allowing documents to be sent electronically to the County Clerk’s Office.


Last week the New York State Legislature opened the door to permit the electronic recording of land records such as deeds and mortgages in New York State.  The legislation, which overwhelmingly passed both the Senate (S.2373A) and the Assembly (A687A), provides that electronic recording of land records will be authorized in one year, allowing for Statewide standards to be set.


County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo, Vice Chair of the E-Recording Committee of the NYS Association of County Clerks (NYSACC) and its 3rd Vice-President, was a strong advocate of bringing e-recording to New York State which will bring New York in line with all other states which permit e-recording. 


The Monroe County Clerk’s Office has been a leader in technology providing robust on-line services.   Clerk Dinolfo said, “As our customers look for efficient, time and cost saving ways to do business, e-recording is a positive step for them and for county government as well. E-recording will provide our customers enhanced service combined with less cost for taxpayers.”


Senator George Maziarz, Chair of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee of the NYS Senate, was a sponsor of the legislation. Maziarz, a former Niagara County Clerk, recognized the great benefit of electronic recording and was a strong supporter of the legislation.

Senator Maziarz said, “We have amazing technologies at our fingertips today, and we must make good use of them in government to better serve our residents. E-recording saves precious resources in the County Clerk’s office, and it is efficient for computer savvy Monroe County residents. I am extremely glad we succeeded in passing this law, and I commend Cheryl Dinolfo for her leadership and advocacy on this issue.”