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Home Owner Watch List (HOWL)

Suffolk County Clerk's Home Owner Watch List (HOWL)

County Clerk Judy Pascale is happy to provide a new and free service offered to Suffolk homeowners that can alert them to newly recorded filings against their property. The most common property documents recorded in the Clerk’s Office are deeds, mortgages, mortgage satisfactions, and assignments of mortgage. On very rare occasions, a document may be recorded in error or fraudulently. This new service will provide notification to participants via e-mail once new recording activity occurs on their registered property. Homeowners can join the Homeowner Watch List by visiting the Suffolk County Clerk’s website. Registration by the homeowner is required. Upon receipt of the registration, a letter will be mailed to the physical address of the property given to verify ownership. The letter will contain a unique PIN number which is required to register for the program. All notifications thereafter are by e-mail. A valid e-mail address is required.

Registration is a two-step process

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Step 1 - Go to: to request a pin number to join the watch list, upon completion a letter with a PIN number will be mailed to the physical address of the property.


Accept the Agreement

Click Join Home Owner’s Watch List

Fill in the form, then enter answer to math problem and click Search

Please wait while the records are searched

Results will load select your property and click See Property Info

Click Sign up for the Property Watch List, a message from webpage stating a PIN letter will be mailed

You have completed Step 1

STEP 2 - upon receipt of requested PIN NUMBER go to: to complete the registration process, you will enter the PIN number on the letter, verify the address, enter your email address; once completed, you will receive a registration confirmation as well an email notification (usually with 24 hours).

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