Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

County Clerk

Visit our Facebook page for up to date information on the DMV Dropbox!

¬ Use the left side menu to find out more information on the below Services.

Due to the recent surge in COVID cases in our area, the Jefferson County Clerk's office and Watertown DMV are restricting the number of customers allowed in our lobby. Only customers with appointments will be allowed to wait in our lobby and should not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to their appointment time. Anyone not involved in the transaction will be asked to wait outside or in their vehicle. Customers contacted about issues with their dropbox transactions should check in with the receptionist, who will determine whether they will be allowed to remain in the lobby or wait outside the building. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we strive to avoid a shutdown. For any questions regarding your dropbox or mail-in transactions please call 315-785-3312 and leave a voicemail if prompted, we will return your phone call as quickly as possible.

DMV Services Provided:

Recording & Records Management Services Provided:

  • Recording of various Real Property documents
    • E-Recording also accepted
  • Filing of Supreme & County Court cases
    • E-Filing Mandatory for most case types
  • Notary Services - Per Notary Public License Law §534 County Law
  • Passports
  • Public Records Searches
  • Copy Requests
  • Schedule your appointment at https://jeffersoncountyclerksoffice.setmore.com/

Please review our Fee Schedule to confirm service fees.

Click here to view our Payment for Services Policy.

If you need to post a Legal Notice in the Newspaper click here to view the list appointed by the Board of Legislators.

Online Records:

Access our records online at searchiqs.com/nyjef. If you have trouble viewing this website, please contact IQS at 1-800-320-2617 or email websupport for assistance.

Contact Us:

DMV - Dept. of Motor Vehicles


Records Management




518-486-9786 - NYS Call Center



315-785-5048 - Fax

315-785-5145 - Fax

315-785-5145 - Fax


Gizelle J. Meeks                 

Jefferson County Clerk

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Schedule a DMV appointment at https://jeffersoncountywatertowndmv.setmore.com/

Schedule a County Clerk appointment at https://jeffersoncountyclerksoffice.setmore.com/

Online Records: Access our records online at searchiqs.com/nyjef. If you have trouble viewing this website, please  contact  IQS at 1-800-320-2617 or email websupport for assistance.