New York County Law
Liability of County for Negligence of County Clerk and Employees of County Clerk’s Office
§ 533. Liability of county for negligence of county clerk and employees of county clerk’s office. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, general, special or local, a county may by local law assume the liability to save harmless and protect its county clerk and employees of the county clerk’s office from financial loss arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment by reason of alleged negligence of said county clerk or employees, provided such act was committed in the discharge of their duties and within the scope of their employment. Such county may by act of its legislative body arrange for purchase and maintain appropriate insurance with any insurance company authorized to do business in the state of New York for coverage against such liability.