About Us

Since 1995, Municipal Data Services, Inc. has provided tax and municipal searches for the title insurance industry.

Often, our clients call upon us for one and two-hour response times for information sought. The staff of Municipal Data Services, Inc. has unfailingly responded with the highest levels of speed, professionalism and accuracy, frequently securing vital information from some of the most difficult agencies in New York City and throughout New York State, where others could not, saving our clients both time and money.

Moreover, our clients trust the professionals at Municipal Data Services, Inc. to the point that we are often asked to participate in confidential conference calls for detailed explanations of information reported.

With over ten successful years in business, the professionalism, expertise and timely service that Municipal Data Services, Inc. provides is unparalleled by any competitor.

None of our competitors can lay claim to any greater technological support or better relationships with vital city & state agencies than Municipal Data Services, Inc.


"As counsel for an abstract company responsible for many residential and commercial real estate transactions, it is essential to rely on a search company that can help me meet the level of expertise and expediency that my clients demand. MDS consistently surpasses my expectations." Russ Coyne Pres, Class Abstract

"Municipal Data Services continues to be the fastest and most responsive to our needs. They never let us down!" Michael Newell Pres, Newell & Talarico Title Agency

"In the more than ten years I have used MDS, I have learned to expect a high level of responsiveness, professionalism, and accuracy. For these reasons I am proud to highly recommend you and your company’s services." John Coscia, CEO Custom Title Services

"I can always rely on Municipal Data Services to do the job in a professional and timely manner. I f any difficulties arise I know I can count on them to be an integral part of the solution." Fern Epstein-Smith, Horizon Land Services


Albert Greenbaum, Founding Partner and President

One of the most knowledgeable and highly-respected municipal data experts in the New York metropolitan area, Albert Greenbaum possesses more than four decades of expertise in the area of title search and related services. After having served in a supervisory capacity at the New York City Department of Buildings, he entered the private sector in 1983. In 1995, Mr. Greenbaum partnered with Richard Hetherington to found Municipal Data Services Inc.. Since its establishment under Mr. Greenbaum’s stewardship, Municipal Data Services, Inc. has cultivated an unparalleled reputation for superior service, responsiveness and quality. Throughout his career, Mr. Greenbaum has been directly instrumental in ongoing innovative product development and customer service.

Richard Hetherington, Executive Vice President and Founding Partner

Richard Hetherington began his career in 1980 as a real property researcher with a mid-size title search firm serving metropolitan New York. Within a short time Mr. Hetherington was promoted to Department Manager and soon became MIS Director. In that position, he created various industry-specific computer programs that remain in use throughout the industry to this day. In 1995, Mr. Hetherington partnered with Albert Greenbaum to establish Municipal Data Services, Inc. Currently, Mr. Hetherington serves as Executive Vice President of Municipal Data Services, Inc. where along with Mr. Greenbaum he develops strategy and new services for clients. In addition, Mr. Hetherington is Director of MIS, in which capacity he develops and implements new systems to ensure speedy delivery of services and client satisfaction

Richard Mann, Vice President of Operations

Since 1993, Richard Mann has served the title industry in such capacities as field searcher, production coordinator, tax department and municipal reporting coordinator and general manager. Mr. Mann partnered with Albert Greenbaum and Richard Hetherington at Municipal Data Services, Inc. in 2003 and was promoted to Vice President of Operations. In this capacity, Mr. Mann is responsible for all aspects of corporate operations, including but not limited to the cultivation and implementation of policies, procedures, and protocols that guarantee swift, professional, and accurate service delivery to all Municipal Data Services Inc. clients. Mr. Mann has also become an integral part of the planning team developing short and long range strategy for the business.