City Register's eRecording - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

eRecording allows for the electronic submission of land records documents. It is the process by which the documents are transmitted via the internet to the New York City Register for official recording.

eRecording started in New York State in September 2012. ACRIS supported eRecording in July 2013.

All of the documents you submit to the New York City Register can be eRecorded using the Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS)

No, New York State Law gives us permission to accept eRecorded documents but does not mandate that all documents be submitted in this manner.

  • eRecording is convenient, quick, secure and ecofriendly
  • Retain control of your original documents throughout the process
  • Receive instant email confirmation that your documents have been recorded along with recording and endorsement cover page with the City Register stamp and file number
  • There is no activation fee required
  • Receive instant email notification outlining the reason(s) for rejection if there is a problem with your submission
  • Improve timeliness of transfer tax return filings and recording by reducing initial submission time and document return and re-submission times
  • Save the time and cost of postage and courier services

eRecord when it’s convenient for you. ACRIS accepts eRecorded documents 24/7. (Note: Documents are recorded during normal business hours)

Land record documents can be eRecorded via the Automatic City Register Information System nyc.gov/acris

  1. From the ACRIS main menu click create tax form / create cover page.
  2. If you have not already done so, click the create an account button to create a NYC.ID Account.
  3. Log into ACRIS with your NYC.ID Account.
  4. Create an ACRIS profile.
  5. Click the register for e-submission button.
  6. Complete the Registered Submitter Registration Agreement and Enrollment for e-Recording form which opens in a new window.
  7. Mail or send via email the completed Registered Submitter Registration Agreement and Enrollment for e-Recording form to the Division of Land Records, City Register, NYC Department of Finance, 66 John Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or email the City Register at nyc.gov/contactcr.

Once Land Records receives the signed hard copy, the application is approved. Once the application is approved, Land Records will send you a confirmation email.

Yes, New York State requires that every submitter must register with each separate recording office, in order to participate.

Yes, you must be able to scan documents into a portable document format (PDF). This will require access to a scanner and software capable of producing PDF files.

The City Register office has portable scanners in each location. You can create cover pages at home or use the public terminals in our offices and upload your documents using the scanner.