ยง 8021. County clerks other than as clerks of court. Whenever a county clerk renders a service other than in his capacity as clerk of the supreme or a county court, or other than in an action pending in a court of which he is clerk, he is entitled to the fees specified in this section, payable in advance. (a) Services in connection with papers or instruments relating to real property and not filed under the uniform commercial code. 1. For filing any paper, document or other instrument of any nature or description which is required or permitted by law to be filed in his office, five dollars, except as otherwise expressly provided in this article and in article twelve of the real property law. 2. For filing and indexing any map, ten dollars. 3. For affixing and indexing a notice of foreclosure of a mortgage, as prescribed in section fourteen hundred four of the real property actions and proceedings law, ten dollars. 4. a. (1) For recording, entering, indexing and endorsing a certificate on any instrument, five dollars, and, in addition thereto, three dollars for each page or portion of a page, and fifty cents for each additional town, city, block or other indices in which such instrument is to be indexed as directed by the endorsement thereon. On the assignment of a mortgage which assigns more than one mortgage or on a release of lease which releases more than one lease, then there shall be an additional fee of three dollars for every mortgage assigned or lease released in excess of one. (2) Notwithstanding clause one of this subparagraph, any county may opt by county law to increase the fee for recording, entering, indexing and endorsing a certificate on any instrument from five dollars to twenty dollars and, in addition thereto, increase from three dollars to five dollars for each page or portion of a page. Such increase shall take effect thirty days after the county enacts such fees. For the purpose of determining the appropriate recording fee, the fee for any cover page shall be deemed an additional page of the instrument. A cover page shall not include any social security account number or date of birth. To the extent a county clerk has placed an image of such cover page online, such county clerk shall make a good faith effort to redact such information. b. For recording, entering, indexing and endorsing a certificate on any instrument, an additional fee of five dollars to be paid monthly by county clerks to the commissioner of education, after deducting twenty-five cents, for deposit into the New York state local government records management improvement fund and an additional fifteen dollars, after deducting seventy-five cents, for deposit to the cultural education account. 5. For re-indexing a recorded instrument, two dollars for each town, city, block or other indices so re-indexed upon presentation of the instrument with such additional endorsement thereon or, if the original instrument is not obtainable, by request in writing sworn to by an interested party, setting forth the facts. 6. For copying and mailing any map, such fees as may be fixed by the county clerk subject to review by the supreme court. 7. For entering a cross reference of the record of any instrument on the margin of the record of any other instrument referred to therein by liber and page, fifty cents for each cross reference. 8. For examining the record of each assignment of mortgage or other instrument recited in a certificate of discharge of mortgage, fifty cents. 9. For searching for any filed or recorded instrument, upon a written request specifying the kind of instrument, the location by town, city or


block if a real property instrument, and the names and period to be searched, such fee as may be fixed by the county clerk subject to review by the supreme court. 10. For filing or recording a notice of pendency of action or a notice of attachment against real property, or an amended notice of pendancy of action or an amended notice of action against real property, in counties within the city of New York, thirty-five dollars, and in all other counties, fifteen dollars, but no fee shall be charged for filing or recording a notice or order continuing or cancelling same. 11. For filing federal tax liens payment shall be made in the manner provided by section two hundred forty-three of the lien law. (b) Filing, other than in connection with papers or instruments relating to real property or filed under the uniform commercial code. 1. For filing any paper, document or other instrument of any nature or description which is required or permitted by law to be filed in his office, five dollars, except as otherwise expressly provided in this article, and except that no fee shall be charged for filing a commission of appointment to public office or an oath of office of a public officer or employee, other than a notary public or commissioner of deeds. 2. For filing any certificate, instrument or document in relation to a corporation, or any certificate pursuant to section forty-nine-a of the personal property law, or any certificate, instrument or document in relation to a joint stock association, limited partnership, continued use of firm name or registration of hotel name, in counties within the city of New York, one hundred dollars, and in all other counties, twenty-five dollars. For filing any certificate pursuant to section one hundred thirty of the general business law, in counties within the city of New York, one hundred dollars, and in all other counties, twenty-five dollars. No fee shall be charged for filing proof of publication or a cancellation, discontinuance or dissolution certificate. 3. For filing an assignment of or order for the payment of salary or wages, in counties within the city of New York, ten dollars, and in all other counties, five dollars. No fee shall be charged for filing of a satisfaction, assignment, cancellation or vacation thereof. 4. For filing a notice of mechanics lien, or a notice of lending, in counties within the city of New York, thirty dollars, and in all other counties, fifteen dollars. No fee shall be charged for filing a notice or order continuing, amending or cancelling same, but when a mechanics lien is discharged by deposit with a clerk of the court, there shall be a fee of three dollars in all counties other than those within the city of New York. 5. For filing, examining and entering an absolute bill of sale of chattels, or any instrument affecting chattels, or a copy of the foregoing or an assignment of any such instrument, or a satisfaction of a chattel mortgage or conditional bill of sale, in all counties except those within the city of New York, one dollar and fifty cents. For filing, examining and entering an assignment of a notice of lien on merchandise, one dollar and fifty cents. Every instrument affecting chattels must be endorsed on the outside thereof with the character of the instrument, the names of all the parties thereto and the location of the property affected thereby, which must be distinguished from the address of the parties by the words "property located at, " or similar words. 6. For filing a notice of hospital lien, five dollars. No fee shall be charged for filing a satisfaction, partial satisfaction, modification, assignment, cancellation, discharge of amendment thereof. 7. For filing a transcript of judgment, in counties within the city of New York, twenty-five dollars, and in all other counties, ten dollars.


No fee shall be charged for filing a certificate or order of satisfaction, partial satisfaction, modification, assignment, reversal, cancellation or amendment, of judgment or lien. 8. For filing and indexing a certificate of appointment or official character of a notary public, or for filing and indexing a certificate of appointment as commissioner of deeds, ten dollars. 9. For filing an assignment of money due on a contract, or an order on owner, twenty-five dollars. No fee shall be charged for filing a notice or order continuing, amending or cancelling same. 10. For filing a building loan contract, in counties within the city of New York, fifty dollars, and in all other counties, twenty-five dollars. 11. a. For recording any instrument required by statute to be recorded, in counties within the city of New York, ten dollars, and in all other counties, five dollars, and, in addition thereto, three dollars for each page or portion of a page recorded, except that the charge for instruments of surrender and orders of commitment required to be filed and recorded pursuant to section three hundred eighty-four of the social services law shall be ten dollars per instrument or order in counties within the city of New York, and in all other counties, five dollars per instrument or order. b. For recording any instrument required by statute to be recorded, an additional fee of five dollars to be paid monthly by county clerks to the commissioner of education, after deducting twenty-five cents, for deposit into the New York state local government records management improvement fund and an additional fifteen dollars, after deducting seventy-five cents, for deposit to the cultural education account. (c) Certification, issuing certificates, other papers and copies of papers, records, and related services, other than in connection with papers or instruments relating to real property or filed under the uniform commercial code. 1. For issuing any certificate, except as otherwise expressly provided for in this article, in counties within the city of New York, ten dollars, and in all other counties, five dollars. 2. For an execution of a judgment, five dollars. 3. For issuing a transcript of the docket of a judgment or other lien, in counties within the city of New York, fifteen dollars, and in all other counties, five dollars. 4. For issuing a certificate of appointment of a notary public, five dollars. 5. For issuing a certificate authenticating an official act by a notary public, commissioner of deeds or other public officer, three dollars, except that no fee shall be charged for a certificate on a paper required by the United States veterans' administration. 6. For issuing an official receipt for any instrument affecting personal property, two dollars. 7. For a certificate of exemplification, exclusive of certification, ten dollars. 8. For preparing and certifying a copy of a marriage record, five dollars. 9. No fee shall be charged to any county officer, employee or institution required to file or record any instrument in connection with the official duties thereof, or to any public official in connection with the filing of his undertaking. (d) Searches of records not filed under the uniform commercial code. For certifying to a search of any records, other than those in an action or relating to real property, for a consecutive two year period or fraction thereof, for each name so searched, five dollars; except that


in the counties within the city of New York, when the records so searched are the census records of the state of New York, the charge shall be one dollar for a consecutive two-year period or fraction thereof. (e) Production of records. The production in any action of any filed or recorded paper, document, map or other instrument which is part of the public records and papers of a county clerk's office, except the papers in an action which have been filed with the county clerk in his capacity as clerk of the court, is hereby prohibited in the interest of the safety and preservation thereof, unless the county clerk consents to such production, or the judge presiding in the court in which such production is sought so orders. Instead of the original, a certified copy of such filed or recorded paper, document, map or other instrument shall be produced in evidence as provided in section 4540 without an order. In the event that the original is to be produced on order of such judge, there shall be a fee for each day or part thereof in attendance pursuant to a subpoena duces tecum of twenty dollars and, in addition thereto, mileage fees of twelve cents per mile each way and the necessary expenses of the messenger, except that if the subpoena duces tecum be served within the city of New York and the place of attendance is within the city of New York, then actual transportation cost shall be charged instead of the mileage fees. In the event that a certified photo copy of the records subpoenaed is produced, there shall be the same fee as if the original was produced on the order of a judge. (f) Services rendered pursuant to part four of article nine of the uniform commercial code. 1. For filing, indexing and furnishing filing data for a financing statement or a continuation statement on a form conforming to standards prescribed by the secretary of state, three dollars, or if the statement otherwise conforms to the requirements of part four of such article, four dollars and fifty cents, plus, in either case, (a) if the statement covers collateral which is crops or goods which are or are to become fixtures, fifty cents and, in addition, (b) if the real estate is in the city of New York or the county of Nassau, any block fees allowed by the administrative code of the city of New York or the Nassau county administrative code; (c) for each additional person, firm or organization, beyond the first, named as a debtor in the statement, seventy-five cents. 2. For filing and indexing an assignment or statement of assignment on a form conforming to standards prescribed by the secretary of state, of a security interest included in or accompanying a termination statement, three dollars, or if the assignment or statement of assignment otherwise conforms to the requirements of part four of such article, four dollars and fifty cents, plus, in either case, for each additional person, firm or organization, beyond the first, named as a debtor in the assignment or statement, seventy-five cents. 3. For filing and indexing a termination statement, including sending or delivering the financing statement and any continuation statement, statement of assignment or statement of release pertaining thereto, or an acknowledgment of the filing of the termination statement, one dollar and fifty cents and, otherwise, shall be three dollars, plus, in each case an additional fee of seventy-five cents for each name more than one against which the termination statement is required to be indexed. 4. For filing, indexing and furnishing filing data for a financing statement indicating an assignment of a security interest in the collateral on a form conforming to standards prescribed by the secretary of state, three dollars, or if the financing statement otherwise conforms to the requirements of part four of such article, four dollars


and fifty cents, and seventy-five cents for each additional person, firm or organization, beyond the first, named as a debtor in the statement. 5. For filing, indexing and furnishing filing data about a statement of assignment on a form conforming to standards prescribed by the secretary of state, separate from a financing statement, three dollars, or if the statement of assignment otherwise conforms to the requirements of part four of such article, four dollars and fifty cents plus, in either case, for each additional person, firm or organization, beyond the first, named as a debtor in the statement, seventy-five cents. 6. For filing and noting a statement of release of collateral on a form conforming to standards prescribed by the secretary of state, three dollars, or if the statement of release otherwise conforms to the requirements of part four of such article, four dollars and fifty cents plus, in either case, for each additional person, firm or organization, beyond the first, named as a debtor in the statement, seventy-five cents. 7. For noting the file number and date and hour of the filing of the original upon a copy thereof furnished by the person filing any financing statement, termination statement, statement of assignment, or statement of release, and delivering or sending the copy to such person, when the filed statement contains more than one page or the statement and copy are not on forms conforming to standards prescribed by the secretary of state, an amount equal to the product of one dollar and fifty cents multiplied by the number of pages the filed statement contains. 8. For issuing a certificate showing whether there is on file a presently effective financing statement naming a particular debtor and any statement of assignment thereof or statement of release of collateral pertaining thereto, and if there is, giving the date and hour of filing of each such statement and the names and addresses of each secured party therein, four dollars and fifty cents if the request for the certificate is on a form conforming to standards prescribed by the secretary of state or, otherwise, seven dollars and fifty cents. 9. For furnishing a copy of any filed financing statement, continuation statement, termination statement, statement of assignment or statement of release, one dollar and fifty cents per page; provided, however, that the county clerk may furnish duplicate copies of microfilm records of all financing statements, continuation statements, termination statements, statements of assignment and statements of release filed during any month to any person requesting the same at a fee, to be determined by the county clerk, of less than one dollar and fifty cents per page. (g) Services rendered in relation to federal tax liens filed pursuant to the lien law. 1. For filing and indexing a notice of lien for taxes payable to the United States of America and certificates and notices affecting such liens, four dollars and fifty cents. 2. For issuing a certificate showing whether there is on file on the date and hour stated therein, any notice of federal tax lien or certificate or notice affecting such lien, filed on or after July third, nineteen hundred sixty-six, and if there is, giving the date and hour of filing each such notice or certificate, four dollars and fifty cents.