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by him or his assistants in his or their official capacity by virtue of any law of this state, or by order of the board of supervisors of said county.

Fee-book, how kept; to be open to inspection. § 4. In a proper book or books, to be provided at the expense of said county, such clerk shall keep an exact and true account of all official services performed by him or his assistants, and of all fees, perquisites and emoluments received or chargeable by him or them pursuant to law. Such book or books shall constitute a part of the records of said office, and shall at all times during office hours be open to the inspection, without fee or charge therefor, of all persons desiring to examine the same.

Monthly statement of fees, to be made to county treasurer ; its contents. 85. Such clerk shall make a full and true statement, for each calendar month, of all moneys received each day by him or by his assistants for fees, perquisites and emoluments for all services rendered by him or them in his or their official capacity, and shall transmit such statement to the county treasurer of said county within five days from the expiration thereof. Such statement shall specify, in the following order, the amounts so received for the calendar month :

For recording deeds;
For recording mortgages :
For recording other documents and papers ;
For docketing judgments and cancelling dockets;
For searches and certificates thereof;
For copies and exemplifications of papers and records ;

For filing papers, and for all other services; and shall also show the total receipts for said month. Each such statement shall have attached thereto an affidavit of said county clerk, in effect that the same is in all respects a full and true statement as herein required.

Monthly payment to county treasurer. § 6. At the time of rendering every such statement, such clerk shall pay over to the treasurer of the county of Monroe, for the benefit of said county, the whole amount of the moneys so received by him since making the last preceding monthly statement.

Official bond of county clerk. 87. Every county clerk elected or appointed in said county shall, before entering upon the duties of said office, execute to the people of this state, and file with the county treasurer of said county, a bond in such penal sum and with such sureties as shall be fixed and prescribed by the board of supervisors of said county. Such bond shall be conditioned that said county clerk shall well and faithfully discharge all the duties of his office, and all trusts imposed on him by law or by virtue of his office, and shall safely keep and pay over to the said county treasurer, as herein provided, all moneys which shall come into his hands. Said bond shall be approved as to its form and sufficiency of sureties by the board of supervisors; and if any such clerk shall neglect for thirty days to execute or file any such bond according to the provisions of this act his office shall thereupon become vacant.

Deputies and assistants, how designated; their compensation; their work how certified. 8 8. There shall be one deputy clerk, and the said board of supervisors shall have power to designate the number of special deputy clerks, and said county clerk shall appoint such deputy and such number of special deputies as so designated by said board, also as many assistants as may be necessary for a faithful discharge of the duties of his office, and shall be responsible for their official acts; and the salaries of said clerk and assistants shall be paid in the same manner as the salaries of other county officers are paid. The salaries of the deputy clerk shall not exceed two thousand dollars per annum, and of the special deputies shall not exceed twelve hundred dollars per annum; and the board of supervisors may determine the number of assistants and fix their salary or compensation ; provided, however, that all work done by such assistants may be done and paid for by the piece or folio, at the discretion of the clerk, and the amount of work so performed by each person shall be certified to by the county clerk for each calendar month.

Neglect to account for fees a misdemeanor; county to have action therefor. 8 9. Any officer referred to in this act, who shall receive to his own use, or neglect to account for any fees, perquisites, or emoluments by this act declared to belong to and be for the benefit of the county of Monroe, or who shall neglect to render to the said county treasurer an account of all fees received at his office, or to pay over the same as herein required, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be punished by fine or imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court before whom said officer may be convicted, and shall be liable to said county in a civil action for all moneys so received and not accounted for.

Repeal. S 10. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

L. 1887, Chap. 392 -An act to make the office of county clerk of St.

Lawrence county a salaried office, and regulating the management of said office.

Hereafter clerk to have salary. SECTION 1. The clerk of the county of St. Lawrence next elected, and thereafter to be elected, shall receive as compensation for his services an annual salary, to be fixed by the board of supervisors of said county, prior to the election of every such clerk; the salary so fixed shall be two thousand and five hundred dollars per annum, and shall not be increased nor diminished during the term for which any such clerk shall have been elected.

No other compensation. § 2. It shall be the duty of said clerk to perform all services which he is or shall be required or authorized by law to perform by virtue of, or by reason of his holding such office, for the state, for the county, and for individuals, including his duties as clerk of every court of which he is or shall be clerk, and no compensation, payment or allowance shall be made to him for his own use for any such services, except the salary aforesaid.

Fees to belong to county ; amount of fees ; clerk's duty to exact. 3. All the fees, emoluments and perquisites which said clerk shall charge or receive, or which he shall legally be authorized, required or entitled to charge or receive shall belong to the county of St. Lawrence. It shall be his duty to exact, collect and receive for said county for all searching and certifying the title to and incumbrances upon real property for each year during the last ten years or fraction thereof, for which the search is made, for each name and each kind of conveyance or lien, five cents; for each year prior to the last ten years for which the search is made, for each name and each kind of conveyance or lien, two cents; and no other compensation shall be charged for such searching and certifying ; provided, however, that such charge shall in no case be less than one dollar or more than twenty-five dollars. And it shall also be his duty to exact, collect and receive the full amount allowed by law for all other fees, emoluments and perquisites for said county; and such clerk shall require payment in advance for recording all papers left with him for recording, and also in each case require payment for all other services rendered by him or his assistants in his or their official capacity, by virtue of any law of this state, as soon as the amount chargeable therefor can be ascertained, and before such service shall be completed. [Thus amended by L. 1888, ch. 79.]

[L. 1888, ch. 79, § 2. This act shall take effect January first, eighteen hundred and eightynine.]

Fee book to be kept ; open to inspection. & 4. In a proper book or books, to be provided at the expense of said county, such clerk shall keep an exact and true account of all official services performed by him or his assistants, and of all fees, perquisites and emoluments received or chargeable by him or them pursuant to law. Such book or books shall constitute a part of the records of said office, and shall, at all times during office hours, be open to the inspection, without fee or charge therefor, of all persons desiring to examine the same.

Monthly statement of fees to county treasurer; contents thereof. & 5. Such clerk shall make a full and true statement for each calendar month of all moneys received each day by him or by his assistants for fees, perquisites and emoluments for all services rendered by him or them in his or their official capacity, and shall transmit such statement to the county treasurer of said county within five days from the expiration thereof. Such statement shall specify, in the following order, the amount so received for the calendar month: For recording deeds; for recording mortgages; for recording other documents and papers; for docketing judgments and cancelling dockets; for searches and certificates thereof; for copies and exemplifications of papers and records ; for filing papers, and for all other services; and shall also show the total receipts for said month. Each such statement shall have attached thereto an affidavit of said county clerk, in effect, that the same is in all respects a full and true statement as herein required.

Monthly payments. 86. At the time of rendering every such statement, such clerk shall pay over to the treasurer of the county of St. Lawrence, for the benefit of said county, the whole amount of the moneys so received by him since making the last preceding monthly statement.

Official bond. 87. Every county clerk elected or appointed in said county shall, before entering upon the duties of said office, execute to the people of this state, and file with the county treasurer of said county, a bond in such penal sum and with such sureties as shall be fixed and prescribed by the board of supervisors of said county. Such bond shall be conditioned that said county clerk shall well and faithfully discharge all the duties of his office, and all trusts imposed on him by law or by virtue of his office, and shall safely keep and pay over to the said county treasurer, as herein provided, all moneys which shall come into his hands. Such bond shall be approved as to its form and sufficiency of sureties by the board of supervisors ; and if any such clerk shall neglect for thirty days to execute or file any such bond according to the provisions of this act his office shall thereupon become vacant.

Deputies and other assistants ; their compensation. & 8. There shall be one deputy clerk, and the said board of supervisors shall have power to designate the number of special deputy clerks, and said county clerk shall appoint such deputy and such number of special deputies as so designated by said board, also as many assistants as may be necessary for a faithful discharge of the duties of his office, and shall be responsible for their official acts; and the salaries of said clerk and assistants shall be paid in the same manner as the salaries of the other county officers are paid. The salaries of the deputy clerk shall not exceed twelve hundred dollars per annum, and of the special deputies shall not exceed nine hundred dollars per annum; and the board of supervisors may determine the number of assistants and fix their salary or compensation, provided, however, that all work done by such assistants may be done and paid for by the piece or folio, at the discretion of the clerk, and the amount of work so performed by each person shall be certified to by the county clerk for each calendar month.

Misdemeanor to fail to account for fees; county to have action therefor. 89. Any officer referred to in this act, who shall receive to his own use, or neglect to account for any fees, perquisites or emoluments by this act declared to belong to and for the benefit of the county of St. Lawrence, or who shall neglect to render to the said county treasurer an account of all fees received at his office, or to pay over the same as herein required, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be punished by fine or imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court before whom said officer may be convicted, and shall be liable to said county in a civil action for all moneys so received and not accounted for.

Repeal. § 10. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

L. 1857, Chap. 564 — An act to abolish the fees of county judges. Abolition of fees. SECTION 1. County judges shall not hereafter take or be allowed any fees for services rendered by them, except for such services as may be performed by justices of the peace or commissioners of deeds. This act shall not be deemed to apply to surrogates' fees.

Fees of county judges. g 2. No county judge shall receive or be allowed any greater fees for services rendered by him, than are now allowed by law to said justices of the peace or commissioners of deeds.

L. 1859, Chap. 170-An act in relation to fees of notaries public in certain

cases.

Fees of notary public. SECTION 1. It shall not be lawful for any notary public, directly or indirectly, to demand or receive for the service of any notices of the non-payment of any tax or assessment upon any mortgagee or mortgagees, pursuant to the act authorizing mortgagees to redeem real estate sold for taxes and assessments, passed May fourteenth, eighteen hundred and forty, and for a certificate thereof under his hand and seal, any greater fee or reward than seventyfive cents for each mortgage upon which such notice or notices are given.

L. 1865, Chap. 713- An act in relation to the fees of the clerk of the

county of Kings. [See Code Civil Proc., § 3305.]

Fees of county clerk of Kings county. SECTION 1. The clerk of the county of Kings shall be entitled to charge and receive, for rendering the services hereinafter mentioned, the following fees, viz. :

For searching the dockets of judgments and decrees, and transcript of judgments and decrees, fifteeen cents per year.

For searching all other matters of record he may be required to search for, five cents per year respectively for each lien.

For returning in his search any judgment or other lien, five cents each.

For filing a transcript of judgment five cents, and for docketing the same five cents for each name against which it shall be docketed.

For a transcript of any judgment docketed in his office, ten cents.

For filing any instrument by virtue of which any judgment or other lien shall be cancelled or discharged of record, five cents, and for entering such discharge upon the record, ten cents for each name as to which such discharge shall be entered.

For every certificate of the discharge of any lien, fifteen cents.

For recording all papers which by law may be recorded in his office, ten cents for each folio, and for copies of records or papers on file therein, ten cents for each folio.

For searching for papers on file in his office, ten cents for each paper searched for, but nothing herein contained shall authorize more than one charge of ten cents for any or all of the papers embraced in any judgment, record, or special proceeding, or upon any motion, or in any case where two or more papers shall be connected with each other in their general subject-matter.

For receiving and paying over money which may be deposited with him, the same fees as county treasurers are entitled to for like services. [This section thus amended by L. 1868, ch. 720.]

L. 1869, Chap. 569— An act in relation to the fees of the sheriff of the

city and county of New York, and to the fees of referees in sales in partition cases. (See Code Civil Proc., § 3308.]

Judicial sales of real estate; fees. SECTION 1. Sales of real estate hereafter made in the city and county of New York, under the decree or judgment of any court, may be made by the sheriff of said city and county, or by a referee appointed for that purpose, by such judgment or decree; but when any sale is made by any officer other than the sheriff, no greater sum shall be charged or allowed as fees than as prescribed in section two of this act. [Thus amended by L. 1874, ch. 192.]

Sheriff's fees on foreclosure sales ; disbursements to be paid ; auctioneers' fees. 82. In cases of sales on foreclosure, he shall be entitled to receive the following fees and no more: For receiving order of sale and posting notices of sale, ten dollars; for attending sale, ten dollars; for drawing each deed of premises sold, five dollars ; for attending and adjourning a sale at the request of the plaintiff in the action or by order of the court, three dollars, but no more than three such adjournments in one action shall be charged for; for making report of sale, five dollars; for paying over surplus moneys, three dollars. And all disbursements made by him for printers' fees at the rate allowed by law therefor, fees of officers for taking acknowledgments and administering oaths, and for internal revenue stamps affixed to conveyances executed and delivered by him, and all auctioneers' fees actually paid by him, but not to exceed for such auctioneers' fees twelve dollars for each parcel separately sold, which auctioneers' fees shall be paid by the purchaser of the parcel in addition to the amount bid by him therefor. [Section 3 was repealed by L. 1874, ch. 192, and again by L. 1881, ch. 537.] (Section 4 was repealed by L. 1880, ch. 245.]

L. 1871, Chap. 374-An act in relation to the fees of the clerk of the

county of Kings. [See Code Civil Proc., $ 3305.)

County clerk's fees in Kings county. SECTION 1. The clerk of the county of Kings shall be entitled to charge and receive, for rendering the services hereafter mentioned, the following fees, viz.: For docketing a deficiency on a judgment of foreclosure and sale, twenty-five cents; for a certificate of appearance in any action, fifty cents; for adjusting a bill of costs, twenty-five cents; for docketing a mechanic's lien, fifty cents; for docketing a sheriff's certificate of sale on execution, fifty cents; for indexing an undertaking, twenty-five cents; for indexing a notice of pendency of action, fifty cents.

L. 1876, Chap. 439-An act relating to the expenses of judicial sales in

the county

of Kings. [See Code Civil Proc., § 3308.]

Sales under judgment. SECTION 1. All sales of real estate made in the county of Kings under judgment or decree of any court, except sales in action of partition

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