Lookup Public Records in Yates CountyNew 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
Suite 1107
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: 315-536-5122
Fax: 315-536-5533
Email: countyclerk@yatescounty.org
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Yates, NY Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200931,113
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,813
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009178
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009824
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,255
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20095,002
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009170
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009821
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009275
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20096,178
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200987
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009141
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,389
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20092,014
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009104
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200995
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009474
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009656
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200985
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009163
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009721
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009194
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009223
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200946
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,407

Yates County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 417 Liberty St # 1107, Penn Yan, NY 14527, United States
Phone: 315-536-5120

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