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Charges for Title Servces

Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP is a licensed Title Insurance Agent and acts as examining counsel for Chicago Title Insurance Company, a member of the Fidelity National Financial Family of companies. The premium for title insurance for the purchase, and/or refinance of a mortgage loan, of real property is set by New York’s Department of Financial Services. It can be calculated using the following link:


In addition to the cost of the title insurance premium and any required endorsements, additional charges may be imposed for searching and handling services which vary by the transaction and the County in which the real property is located. Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP’s current range of charges for such title services are as follows:

Zone 1 Search Charges (Residential) $100 – $500
Zone 1 Search Charges (Commercial) $250 – $1,000
Zone 1 Closing Continuation $40 – $100
Zone 1 Tax Search $40 – $75

Zone 2 Search Charges (Residential) No Charge
Zone 2 Search Charges (Commercial) No Charge
Zone 2 Closing Continuation No Charge
Zone 2 Tax Search $40 – $75

Patriot Search No Charge
Additional Tax Search (per parcel) $40 – $75
Judgment/Lien Search (additional) $25 per name
Recording Service Charge $15 – $75
Escrow Service Charge $75 – $150
Mortgage and Lien Payoff Charge $75 (each)
UCC Search $50 per name
Bankruptcy Search $25 per name
Municipal Searches $200 – $300

Extra difficulty / extra chains of title as permitted under TIRSA Rate Manual

Additional closing attendance charge for as permitted under TIRSA Rate Manual
excessive travel and time

The above charges are based on normal closing conditions.
Please contact us if you have any questions or need an exact quote for your particular matter.