Suffolk County Clerk Departments & Services

Recording a Deed

The following forms must accompany your deed:

  1. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Form TP-584 completed according to the TP-584 instructions.
  2. Real Property Transfer Report RP-5217.
  3. Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Form CPF for the five eastern towns ONLY (Riverhead, Southampton, Easthampton, Shelter Island and Southold).
  4. Suffolk County Recording and Endorsement Form.

How to Record a Deed and Avoid Rejections

Town and District Codes


$5.00 Per Side (Include the front page only of the Suffolk County Clerk Recording and Endorsement Form in the fee calculation.)
$20.00 Handling
$5.00 Commissioner of Education Fee
$15.00 Cultural Education Fund
$5.00 Real Estate Transfer Tax Return TP-584
$125.00 Real Property Transfer Report RP-5217 Filing Fee
$5.00 EA 5217 (County)


$250.00 Real Property Transfer Report RP-5217 Filing Fee
$5.00 EA 5217 (County)

Fee Schedule effective June 1, 2009

*RP-5217 Filing Fees - Effective 6/1/2009
If one of the following boxes on the RP-5217 is checked:7A, 7B, 7E, or both 7G and 8 Fee is $125.00
If the property classification code (Item 18) is:100 through 199; or 200 through 299; or 411-C, 411-D, 412-C, 412-D
All other property types Fee is $250.00

**A Real Property Tax Service Agency Verification Fee of $60.00 per lot.

Transfer Tax is due on all conveyances with consideration greater than $500.00. The amount of tax is computed at $2.00 per $500.00, or any fraction thereof. (Example: $750.00; Consideration = $4.00 tax.)

Mansion Tax is due on all residential conveyances where the consideration is $1,000,000.00 or greater. Cash or certified check payable to the Suffolk County Clerk is required for payment. To obtain the Tax Map Identification Number contact the Town Assessor in which the property is located.

Rev 9/17/13