Erie County officials unveil paperless deeds, real property reports

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Several towns and cities in Erie County will now be conducting deed transfers and real property reports electronically.

Erie County officials announced Friday that the Office of Real Property Tax Services, working with the County Clerk’s Office, have created an online process to replace the traditional, paper-based system. Transfer reports, deeds, the validation of land parcel boundaries, new subdivisions and any changes to those boundaries, as well as property transfers, can now all be done in this paperless process.

Joe Maciejewski, Director of Real Property Tax Services, said, “We now have some significant reoccurring real savings. I will document it. We are going to save on postage. We are going to save on paper. We are going to save on toner. And we are going to save on valuable time.”

All of the information will be stored on servers.

Currently, the Cities of Buffalo, Lackawanna, and Tonawanda, as well as the Towns of Amherst, Boston, Colden, Concord, Grand Island, Hamburg, Holland, Newstead, Orchard Park, and Tonawanda, will be taking part in the program.

Other towns can participate in the paperless process if they later opt to. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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