CLERK PIPERATO THROWS HAT IN RING FOR FOURTH TERM AS COUNTY CLERK

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Clerk Piperato

Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato formally announced he is running for a fourth four-year term as Rockland County clerk. The announcement took place at “Joe & Joe Restaurant” in Pearl River today, Thursday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Piperato, a Haverstraw resident, was first elected clerk in 2005 and re-elected in 2009 and 2013. Before that, he served as deputy county clerk for 16 years. As Rockland County clerk, Piperato serves as clerk to the county and Supreme Courts and files, records and accesses millions of county, court and real property documents.

Piperato’s office administers many services which impact the lives of thousands of Rockland residents — including the US Department of State’s Passport Services, Department of Homeland Security’s Naturalization Ceremonies, NYS Notary Publics, Rockland County Business Certificates and Pistol Licenses. He also oversees the Rockland County Archives/Records Storage Center in Pomona.

Piperato has consistently strived to introduce new and innovative programs which
have offered great conveniences to the public he serves. He has taken great pride in
utilizing technology and tax dollars wisely, resulting in self-sufficiency for the County
Clerk’s Office.

As clerk his office has recently:
• Maintained expanded office hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday,
utilizing creative employee scheduling at absolutely no additional cost in salaries.

• Upgraded www.rocklandcountyclerk.com, an acclaimed and comprehensive website, with instructions, downloadable forms and links to other sites, as well as free access to view most records.

• Maintained flagship discount programs for veterans and emergency first responders.

• Been instrumental in establishing a testing site in Rockland County for Notary and Real Estate Licensing exams. Fortunately, our residents no longer need to travel to Newburgh or New York City for this testing.

• Provided free classes for citizens interested in becoming New York State Notary Publics.

• Utilized technology by expanding the County clerk’s eFiling and eRecording capabilities, allowing thousands of customers to file records electronically.

“I strongly believe that we should offer citizens an open door and “safe haven” to accomplish their government business. I am proud to say that we have been successful by adopting this philosophy and have become well-known as extremely user-friendly and responsive,” said Piperato.