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.