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Effective March 11, 2020, Additional Residential Deed Recording Fee Goes Into Effect

Published: 2/28/2020




Effective March 11, 2020 there will be a $10 fee added to all residential deed recordings.

On December 12, 2019 Governor Cuomo signed into law an amendment to Real Property Law Section 291 that requires County Clerks to notify the owner(s) of record of residential real property when a document is recorded affecting said residential property. The law also allows a reasonable fee to be assessed for said notices.


The NYS Association of County Clerks, in order to provide uniformity throughout NYS, has determined that $10 is a reasonable fee per document.


This fee will apply to property class codes 200-299, 411-C and 411-D on the RP 5217 form. For information on property class codes go to:


In Dutchess County, this fee will apply to residential deed documents executed on or after March 11, 2020 and received over the counter or through the mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS etc.)


For deed documents that are recorded electronically (e-Recording), the fee will apply to those documents submitted on or after March 11, 2020.


This fee does not apply to commercial transactions.