Lookup Public Records in Yates County, New York. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Yates County, New York Overview
Yates County is located in the state of New York. The county was formed in February 5, 1823 and named after Joseph C. Yates. The county seat is Penn Yan. As of 2010, the county has a population of 25,348. The county has a total area of 376 square miles, 338 square miles of which is land, and 38 square miles is water. The county consists of 13 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 14527 recorded as the one with the largest population. Yates County borders the following counties: Schuyler County, New York to the south; Seneca County, New York to the east; Ontario County, New York to the northwest, and; Steuben County, New York to the southwest.
Yates County Clerk Information
The mission of the County Clerk’s Office is to record, file and preserve a variety of records and to process and issue a variety of documents. The County Clerk serves as Clerk of the State Supreme and County Courts and is responsible for filing and maintaining court files. The County Clerk also administers Oaths of Office. Oaths of office are filed in the Clerk’s office. A directory of county, town and village officials, with their contact information, is maintained by the office.
Deeds, mortgages and other recordings related to these documents are available. Deeds recorded in Yates County prior to July 1, 2001, and mortgages recorded prior to October 1998 are contained in books, also known as libers. Deeds and mortgages recorded since those dates are imaged and available for public viewing by computers located in the public records room. Although imaged recordings are not actually kept in books, Yates County still retains the method of identifying land records by book and page.
When filing deeds, the following are needed to proceed: Original Document, Properly Acknowledged: $5.00 Per Page Plus $40.00 Recording Fee; Cover Page (Counts as First Page): $5.00; TP 584 Transfer Tax Affidavit: $5.00; RP 5217 Equalization and Assessment: Agricultural or Residential: $125.00, All others: $250.00; Transfer Tax: $4.00 Per Thousand.
Requirements in filing mortgages: Original document, properly acknowledged: $5.00 per page + $40.00 recording fee; Cover page counts as first page: $5; Mortgage tax: (effective 11/1/05) 1%.
Fee Schedule for Yates County:
Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Lois E. Hall, County Clerk
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Yates County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office
Address: 417 Liberty St # 1107, Penn Yan, NY 14527, United States