Suffolk County Clerk
At one time or another either directly or
indirectly, every resident of Suffolk County deals with our office. So if you are buying
home, satisfying your mortgage, filing a lien or judgment, grieving your taxes or
interacting with the judicial system, we look forward to working with you.
The Record & Return To box (number 6) on the Suffolk County Recording and Endorsement Form must be properly completed for the timely return of your recorded mortgage.
NOTE: Must be printed on legal size (8 1/2 x 14) paper.
Mortgage Tax is computed by a formula based on 1.05% of the amount of the mortgage. If mortgage amount is less than $10,000.00, mortgage tax is figured at three-quarters percent. A $30.00 exemption applies if a mortgage qualifies for and contains the following statement: "The premises is or will be improved by a 1 or 2 family dwelling only."
Cash or certified check payable to the Suffolk County Clerk is required for payment of taxes.
A mortgage, or portion thereof, that is illegible or not suited for imaging/filming will be rejected.
The entire document should be in black print and ink. Blue or other color ink is unacceptable.
Recording fees may be paid by check, cash or money order.
To purchase certified copies see Certified Copy Fee Schedule.
To obtain the Tax Map Identification Number contact the Town Assessor in which the property is located.
The Suffolk County Clerk's Office continues to develop strategies and systems that promote
real-time services and facilitate communication and access.
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