Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

Administrators Office

County Administrator’s Office
Historic Courthouse, 195 Arsenal Street, 2nd Floor
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: 315-785-3075 / Fax: 315-785-5070

Office Hours:   Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(July & August 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM)

Robert F. Hagemann, III
County Administrator

Clerk of the Board
Budget Officer
Records Access Officer (FOIL)

Sarah H. Baldwin
Deputy County Administrator
Deputy Clerk of the Board


The Jefferson County Administrator’s Office oversees the day-to-day operations of County government and the County Departments. We work directly with the Board of Legislators to develop policies, procedures and programming decisions then implement same as directed by the Board.

Responsibilities associated with Clerk of the Board include but are not limited to preparing agendas, including resolutions and local laws for action by the Board of Legislators, and any other duties prescribed by law.

Our Office is also responsible for developing the annual County Budget and then ensuring that the departments remain within those confines established by the Board.

The Clerk of the Board also serves as the Records Access Officer for Jefferson County. You may submit requests under Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law §87) by downloading the form at the left tab and submitting it as indicated.