Judith A. Pascale
Suffolk County Clerk
Chief Deputy 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 Mortgage Tax Unit oversees the collection of mortgage tax as required by the State of New York and reviews all affidavits submitted to the office to insure they are in proper order. Court revenue is also accepted in this division. Mortgage tax is a one-time tax paid when a mortgage is recorded and is NOT part of the property taxes you may pay along with your monthly mortgage payment. For more information on your property taxes, contact your local town Tax Assessor.
Every mortgage presented for recording must contain the following:
The tax map number of the property must be certified by the Real Property Tax Service Agency prior to the mortgage being accepted for recording.The Mortgage tax is due and payable at the time of recording as described below:
Mortgage Tax is equal to 1.05% of the total mortgage amount (minus a $30.00 deduction if applicable) which consists of the following:
Mortgage Tax must be paid by:
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.
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