Any unpaid waters will be re-levied onto taxes, starting with the 2017/2018 taxes. This information can only be obtained by homeowners. Please make sure to obtain a Final bill and payment at closing. See attached from SCWA here.
This year's budget agreement between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers include a change to the STAR program for certain new homeowners. The change will only apply to homeowners that purchased a home in New York on or after March 1, 2015. These new homeowners will now receive a STAR rebate check in September rather than a STAR credit against their school tax bill. On or about May 1, 2016, property owners subject to this new program will receive a letter from their local Assessor outlining this new process and how to apply to receive their rebate check. There is no change to the amount of the STAR benefit that homeowners will receive.
Please be advised that the Town of Crawford has changed its search fee to $125.00, effective immediately. Please click here for a letter from the Town of Crawford regarding this change.
Please be advised that as of January 15, 2016, the City of Port Jervis tax fee will be $100.00. Please click here for a letter from Port Jervis regarding this change.
Please note news article regarding Town of Hempstead 1st half general tax payments. Please click here http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/hempstead-residents-get-another-20-days-to-pay-first-half-of-tax-bills-1.11298662
Please note that as of 10/30/2015, the Town of Huntington has increased their search price to $50.00 per certificate. Please click here for more information.
Tax extension in 51 Nassau school districts
A three-week grace period for residents in 51 Nassau school districts to extend their school tax payments without interest or penalties began Tuesday. Under executive orders signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, these residents have until Dec. 4 to make payments because of the ongoing recovery from superstorm Sandy. The school taxes had been due Tuesday.
The governor, who had done that for 34 districts, signed an additional executive order for 17 others late Tuesday. State law authorizes the governor to extend the property tax deadline during a state disaster emergency for up to 21 days. Officials in Nassau's three towns were scrambling to inform residents about the extension, posting data on their websites and social media pages. Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray sent a letter to Cuomo Tuesday asking for the deadline to be extended for all town school districts.
The grace period applies to the following districts: Amityville, Baldwin, Bellmore, Bethpage, Carle Place, Cold Spring Harbor, East Meadow, East Williston, Elmont, Farmingdale, Floral Park-Bellerose, Franklin Square, Freeport, Garden City, Great Neck, Herricks, Hewlett-Woodmere, Hicksville Public School District, Island Park, Island Trees, Jericho, Lawrence, Levittown, Locust Valley, Long Beach City School District, Lynbrook, Malverne, Manhasset, Massapequa Public School District, Mineola, New Hyde Park-Garden City Park, North Bellmore, North Merrick, North Shore Central School District, Oceanside, Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Plainedge, Plainview-Old Bethpage, Port Washington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, Seaford, Syosset, Uniondale Public Schools, Valley Stream Districts 13, 24 and 30, Wantagh, Westbury and West Hempstead.
Click here to see copy of Article Nassau County School Tax Extension(.pdf)
Town of Oyster Bay
If this mandated fee is not included or is incorrect, the entire payment will be returned for resubmission. If the rejected payment being returned results in a late transaction, correct penalty interest charges must be included with the submitted payment.
Please call Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes office (516) 624·6400 if you have any additional questions regarding services provided by the Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes.
Click here to see copy of notice Duplicate Tax Bill Fee (.PDF)
VILLAGE OF PATCHOGUE
March 8,2011 Increasein tax search fee
The Village Board has approved an increase in the tax search fee to $20.00 for each parcel.
Any questions, please feel free to call Kathleen Gallo at 631-475-2561 ext 113 or Kgallo@patchoguevillage.org.
Click here to see copy of notice Tax Fee Increase Vill of Patch(.pdf)
Please be advised as of Monday November 8 ,2010 Nassau County sewer fees will be $75.00
The following searches are insured products as to which we are required to collect sales tax on:
Tax Search - Emergency Repair Search - Bankruptcy
Certificate of Good Standing - Franchise - Tax Search
If we do not have a resale certificate~ Express Research Services has no choice
but to collect sales tax on all products and services.
Tax rates are based on the clients' locations -see attached sales tax rates
Non-Insured Products -If you submit a resale certificate we will not collect sales tax on these items.
We request that all clients indicate whether orders are for insured or non-insured titles. If not, we will have to collect sales tax and it will appear on clients' invoices.
Click here to see copy of notice Sales Tax Policy(.pdf)
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
Memo dated July 18, 2010
"The sales of Abstract of the Real Property, is the sale of taxable information services!"
Click here to see copy of notice Sales Tax Announcement(.pdf)
TOWN OF SOUTHHAMPTON FEE ADJUSTMENT
Effective January 1,2010
Town of Southampton fees for permits and violation searches handled by Fire Prevention fee for violation searches will be raised to $25.00 effective January 1, 2010. They will be honoring the 2009 fee for any request post marked prior to January 1. Any request mailed or dropped off after that date will be charged the new fee. The Town support staff will be using up vacation time. During the week of December 21 we will not be processing violation search requests. They will be back and fully functioning December 28.
Click here to see copy of notice
TOWN OF ISLIP CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FEE ADJUSTMENT
Effective August 3,2009
Department of Planning and Development
Certified Residential, Certificates of Occupancy
Shall be $100 per document
Certified Certificates of Occupancy for commercial & industrial properties shall be $100 for the first page, plus $20 for each additional page, with a Maximum of $1000 for the entire document
Click here to see copy of notice
SEE NEW STATE FILING FEES AS OF 6/1/2009
Click here to see copy of notice
NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
SEWER SEARCH PRICE INCREASE
Please be aware under Ordinance No.128-2006 the new fee for sewer searches will be $50.00 per search. This new price adjustment will go into effect February 1, 2009. Click here to see copy of notice NC SEWER FEE INCREASE(.pdf)
NASSAU COUNTY LAND RECORDING FEE INCREASES
Effective October 4. 2008 the additional fee or surcharge for recording, entering, indexing and endorsing a certificate on any instrument shall be increased from twenty five dollars ($25.00) to forty dollars ($40.00).
The additional fee or surcharge for each subsequent page or portion of a page shall be increased from three dollars ($3.00) to five dollars ($5.00). Click here to see copy of notice NASSAU RECORDING FEES(.pdf)
SUFFOLK COUNTY RECORDING FEE INCREASE
Please be advised that effective October 16, 2008, the Suffolk County Legislature, at the request of the Suffolk County Executive, has adopted the recording fee increases that were passed by the New York State Legislature earlier this summer. Click here to see copy of notice SUFFOLK RECORDING FEES(.pdf) TOWN OF EAST FISHKILL
As of August 18,2008 the cost of a Municipal Search will now be $125.00. Any searches received after the 18th of August cannot be processed and will be returned to the requestor. Click here to see copy of notice EAST FISHKILL FEE(.pdf)
NEW YORK STATE CHAPTER 349 OF THE LAWS OF 2008
On July 21, 2008, Governor Paterson signed Chapter 349 into law. The new legislation, which is effective immediately, creates an exemption from the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund transfer tax in the towns of Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island for qualifying first time homebuyers and for certain not-for-profit corporations. The exemption applies only, as to individual purchasers, if the property is a one or two family house, townhouse or condominium which is to be owner occupied by the homebuyer and if the purchase price and income of the first time homebuyer falls within certain limits. Click here to see copy of announcement Chapter349(.pdf)
CITY OF RYE MEMO
The City of Rye Building Department's property summary record is the most complete record our department has at this date for all building activity on a property. The Assessor's Office must also be checked as they may have additional information. Click here to see copy of Memo City of Rye Memo(.pdf)
NYC ALTERNATIVE ENFORCMENT PROGRAM (AEP)
The AEP is and additional enforcement mechanism of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development that went into effect, November 11, 2007. Housing & Building Department Searches, Emergency Repair Searches and Tax Searches provided by Express Research Services will show if your property is included in this program. Please view the PDF to learn more and view a list of the first 200 buildings. NYC AEP(.pdf)
VILLAGE OF LINDENHURST
Effective March 1, 2008 the Village has new fees for Certificate of Occupancy, Violation and Verification searchs. Click here to see copy of notice Lindenhurst(.pdf)
TOWN OF FISHKILL
The Town of Fishkill, in accordance with local and State legal proceedings, has filled a Local Law with the Secretary of State respective to Private Well Testing for all property financing actions effective August 6, 2007 as determined by the date the property sale or respective mortgage application, whichever is dated earlier. Click here to see copy of notices Town of Fishkill Notice Fee(.pdf) & Town of Fishkill Notice Fee 10/26/07(.pdf)
TOWN OF NEW PALTZ
As of 11/5/2007, the Town of New Paltz requires an onsite-inspection before the property can be sold.
VILLAGE OF MONROE ORANGE COUNTY
By resolution of the Village Board, effective June 1, 2007 there will be a forty-dollar ($40) charge for any and all tax/water searches. For those requesting water information only, the charge will be twenty dollars ($20).
A stamped self-addressed envelope must be included with all requests.
VILLAGE OF FARMINGDALE
Effective 1/1/2007, the Village of Farmingdale has a new increased permit fee schedule. Click here to see attached copy of Farmingdale Fee(.pdf)
NEW YORK CITY
As of 12/1/06 ERS will no longer be providing a vault search with our tax search. The NYC Department of Finance has indicated that any collectable charge related to NYC vaults will be found in the Supreme Court or the Office of the County Clerk as a judgment or warrant. This would now be searched by your title examiner. The Finance Department has indicated the there were only three properties that are subject to collection. At this time we have not been giving the specific properties involved.
TOWN OF ISLIP
As of 1/2/2007, the Town of Islip will be charging $10.00 per request to verify
a certificate search. If there are changes to said certificate, a fee of $100.00 will be required.
TOWN OF WALLKILL
Effective 11/1/2006, the Town of Wallkill will have a four week delay for reports on Municipal Searches. Click here to see attached copy of Memo(.pdf)
TOWN OF FISHKILL
Effective 10/1/2006, the Town of Fishkill has a new fee schedule for Municipal Searches. Click here to see attached copy of Search Fees(.pdf)
TOWN OF TUSTEN
Effective 9/12/2006, the Town of Tusten has a Record Search Fee Increase. Click here to see attached copy of Fee Increase (.pdf)
TOWN OF SMITHTOWN
Effective 2/1/2006, the Town of Smithtown has a new fee schedule. Click here to see attached copy of Fee Schedule (.pdf)
TOWN OF MAMARONECK
DISCHARGE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE
The Town of Mamaroneck has annouced the enactment of a new law the will go into effect as of January 1, 2006. Under the new law, it will be illegal to occupy any building located in the Town or Mamaroneck and sold after January 1, 2006 with out first obtaining a Discharge Compliance Certificate. Click here to see attached copy of Town Code (.pdf)
CITY OF PEEKSKILL
AMENDING CODE ENTITLED "CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY"
Please be advised that on January 1, 2006 The City of Peekskill is Amending Section 300-48A of the City Code regarding Certificate of Occupancy. Full details are in this notice (.pdf)
TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON REASSESSMENT
The Town of Southampton has issued the following statement: "The Town of Southampton, with the help of Cole Layer Trumble Company (CLT), is currently in the middle of a town wide reassessment. As much as possible, all elements that affect the value of a property have been taken into consideration when valuing the property either by C.A.M.A. (cost approach), comparable sales or by income. As we well know, it can be difficult to capture all of the unique characteristics of a property or an area that can have an influence on the value."
CHANGE IN NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE TAX BILL POLICY
The Department of Finance (DOF) as of 11/29/04 has made a change in how their system calculates interest on a tax bill. In the past you could project interest to any date that you required. This is no longer possible. Under the new system all tax bills have interest computed to 12/6/04. Please advise your closing and escrow departments of this change.
The New York State Land Title Association is aware of this problem and has contacted the DOF. A request is being made for the DOF to change this policy due to the hardships that this will cause the Title Industry and Homeowners.
We will keep you advised of any updates concerning this matter.
Nassau Tax Errors
A recent Newsday article reports that "Tax errors may cost Nassau residents". Scanned article (.pdf)
Expanded County Lookup
We are pleased to announce that Address and Section/Block/Lot verification for online orders now includes Nassau, Sullivan, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties.
2004 NYC DOF Lien Sale
Information and property lists for the 2004 New York City Department of Finance tax lien sale are now available on the DOF website: 2004 Lien Sale
Town Fee Changes
Please be advised that as of July 1, 2004, the following new town fees are in effect:
Town of Huntington, Suffolk: copy of C/O's now cost $40 each,
Town of Islip, Suffolk: copy of C/O's now cost $100 each.
November 22, 2004
Village of Sag Harbor: C/O search now costs $75 per search.
Patriot Name Search
The U. S. Patriot Act, section 311, requires financial institutions to report whether a person involved in a financial transaction is on the "specially designated nations and blocked persons list." ERS can provide a timely, written report notifying you if an individual involved in a real estate transaction is on the List
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