Bulletin: NY000485

Date:
December 02, 2011
To:
All New York State Office Counsel, Managers and Agents
RE:
Clarification on the Requirements in Bulletin 484

To clarify the requirements in Bulletin 484, the records that will be unavailable are: 

  • WPA INDEX BOOKS (1900 - 1938)
  • CONVEYANCE INDEX BOOKS (1900 - 1965)
  • MORTGAGE INDEX BOOKS (1900 - 1965)
  • CONVEYANCE BOOKS (PRIOR TO 1900)
  • TICKLER INDEX (1966 - 1981) 

If you require access to these books during the “no access” period, you must raise the exception set forth in Bulletin No. 484.  If you do not require access then the requirements of Bulletin No. 484 do not apply. 

Please feel free to contact Agency Legal Services if you have any questions at 212-922-0050.

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
NY000484 Relocation of Brooklyn City Register Office
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None