Suffolk County Clerk
At one time or another either directly or
indirectly, every resident of Suffolk County deals with our office. So if you are buying
home, satisfying your mortgage, filing a lien or judgment, grieving your taxes or
interacting with the judicial system, we look forward to working with you.
The Judgment and Lien Department dockets Judgments, Mechanics Liens, Miscellaneous Liens and Satisfaction pieces. This Department also processes Federal Tax Liens and Releases of Federal Tax Liens. The preparation and processing of Executions, Transcripts and Certificates of Disposition is also the responsibility of the Judgment and Lien Department.
Click here to search Judgments from 1981 to most recently filed.
The Uniform Commercial Code Department (UCC) is responsible for filing and maintaining records in compliance with Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
For your convenience and at no cost, Satisfaction of Judgment and Partial Satisfaction of Judgment forms are available online. You may also access UCC Forms on the NYS website.
The following list of forms are available for purchase from private publishing companies and at most legal stationery stores or on the internet. The County Clerk’s Office does not provide these legal forms.
Any questions regarding Federal Tax Liens placed by the IRS should be directed to the IRS at 1-800-913-6050.
To file a transcript once you are awarded a judgment from a District or Justice Court in Suffolk County, you must obtain the original transcript from the court that awarded the judgment and file it with the County Clerk’s Office for a fee of $10.00.
Once your transcript of judgment is filed with the County Clerk, you may request a property execution (Form #199) from our office for the Sheriff to attempt collection of your judgment. The county clerk’s fee is $5.00 to issue the Form 199. Please contact the Sheriff at 852-5600 for their instructions and fees.
If you are attempting to garnish the salary of a judgment debtor, you must obtain an Income Execution Form (Form T439 dated 4/18 only) from a legal stationary store or the internet. The form must be filled out and presented to the County Clerk to be endorsed. The County Clerk’s fee is $5.00. Please contact the Sheriff.
If you need proof of a satisfaction of judgment for a credit reporting agency or to proceed with a real estate closing, access the Judgment Retrieval System to determine if the judgment is satisfied. If you verify the judgment is satisfied on the web, you can request a certificate of disposition from the County Clerk’s Office for a fee of $5.00 (check or money order only). Mail requests ATTN: Judgment Dept.
All requests should include the name the judgment is against, the amount, creditor and filing date. Once you obtain the certificate of disposition from our office, you should keep the original and mail copies to the credit bureau, or, give a copy to the lender if they need it for a mortgage closing.
If judgments were discharged through a U.S. Bankruptcy Court, you must obtain a certified copy of a Bankruptcy Court Order directing the Suffolk County Clerk to discharge the judgments. This order gets filed with the county clerk. The specifics of each judgment being discharged (e.g. amount, creditor, index #) must be included in the order and the order must direct the county clerk to discharge the judgments. If the order does not specifically direct the county clerk to discharge the judgments, it cannot be accepted by this office. If you have judgments in more than one county, you will need a separate order for each county. We cannot accept the discharge of debtor paper from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Only the certified copy of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Order can be accepted. you must request this from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, it is not issued automatically when you file for bankruptcy. Once the order is filed, you can obtain a certificate of disposition for each judgment discharged to use for credit reporting purposes. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court can be accessed at U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Payments for the red light camera tickets should be mailed to:
Suffolk County Red Light Program
P.O. Box 1730
Denver, CO 80201-1730
Checks should be made payable to the Suffolk County Treasurer. Please write the reference index/ticket number on the check.
Do not send payment to the 1st District Court!
Pay by phone at 1-866-637-0008.
If you need to contact a credit reporting agency about a judgment listed on your credit report, they may be contacted at the addresses below:
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