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Filing Form RP-5217-PDF, Real Property Transfer Report

When a deed is recorded with the county clerk’s office, submit the following with the deed:

  • Form RP-5217-PDF, Real Property Transfer Report (or in New York City, Form RP-5217-NYC); and
  • The correct filing fee.

Use only the official Form RP-5217-PDF, Real Property Transfer Report available from our website (or Form RP-5217-NYC in New York City). Do not use unofficial forms available elsewhere. While unofficial forms may appear similar, the resulting barcodes may not provide accurate results, which could delay the processing of your form.

For instructions on completing the form, see:

Real property transfers that do not require Form RP-5217-PDF or RP-5217-NYC

You do not need to submit Form RP-5217-PDF or RP-5217-NYC for the following transfers:

  • purchase of individual cemetery plots
  • co-op transfers
  • rights-of-way
  • easements
  • sales of mineral rights
  • lease agreements
  • will preparation
  • license agreements
  • mortgage refinancing
  • tax sale certificates or option-to-buy

Information for new homebuyers

If you’re buying a home that will be your primary residence, see Assessments and property taxes for new homebuyers: After the closing for information about the STAR program, property tax exemptions, and property assessments.

Questions and Answers

Q1: Where can I find a copy of a previously filed Form RP-5217-PDF or RP-5217-NYC? 

A1: Contact the county clerk’s office where the property is located. For county clerk contact information, visit Municipal Profiles.

Q2: Where can I find details about my property at the time of purchase?

A2: Form RP-5217-PDF or RP-5217-NYC contains a great deal of information about property sales, including the selling price.

If the property sold in the past ten years and is located:

If the property sold more than ten years ago, contact the county clerk’s office where the property is located for information from Form RP-5217-PDF or RP-5217-NYC.

Q3: If one of the owners of a property is deceased, should I still list their name as a seller on line 6 of Form RP-5217-PDF? 

A3: Yes. Type Deceased next to the name.

Q4: How can I correct errors on Form RP-5217-PDF or RP-5217-NYC?

A4: Submit corrections to the assessor of the municipality where the parcel is located. The assessor will file the corrections with New York State.

Q5: Do I need a lawyer to file Form RP-5217-PDF or RP-5217-NYC?

A5: No. You can file it yourself—along with the deed—at the county clerk’s office where the property is located.


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