[Adopted 2-9-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999 (Ch. 176, Art. I, of the 1985 Code)]
This Legislature hereby finds and determines that, even though state law requires notification to people paying off their mortgages as to their responsibility for the payment of real property taxes, many taxpayers remain confused as to what steps must be taken to pay property taxes after their mortgage has been paid off.
Therefore, the purpose of this article is to eliminate that confusion by requiring the County Clerk to disseminate a concise, clearly worded explanation of the requirements and procedures for paying real property taxes simultaneously with the return of a recorded satisfaction of mortgage to the property owner.
[Amended 3-3-2015 by L.L. No. 10-2015]
The Suffolk County Clerk shall notify a property owner, upon the return of a satisfaction of mortgage to such owner, as to the procedure and requirements for the payment of real property taxes in Suffolk County after the payoff of a mortgage.
This article shall apply to all satisfactions of mortgage returned on or after the subsequent date of this article.
This article shall take effect 90 days after filing in the office of the Secretary of State.