Bulletin: NY000530

Date:
July 17, 2013
To:
All New York State Agents, Office Counsel, and Managers
RE:
Orange County RP 5217 Rules Change

The following was received from Orange County Clerk Donna Benson:

As of September 1, 2013 it will be MANDATORY for all RP-5217 forms to be in the PDF VERSION when presented with documents for recording at the Orange County Clerk's Office.

The link for the form and instructions can be found at:
http://www.tax.ny.gov/research/property/assess/rp5217/index.htm

The PDF form must be completed according to the New York State Office of Real Property Services instructions available at the above website. 

This form cannot be printed off the computer with the blanks filled in using a typewriter or be hand written. The PDF form must be completed using a computer.

The fee for the RP-5217 form remains the same.

For questions regarding the processing of the PDF version of RP-5217 forms, please call the Orange County Clerk 845-291-3068 or 845-291-3067.

If you have any questions please contact Harold S. Boxer at hboxer@stewart.com or call 212-922-0050 and speak with any Agency Legal Services counsel.

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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:
NY000402 Fee Increase for RP-5217; RP-5217NYC; NYCRPTT-584
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None