Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

175 Arsenal Street

1st Floor

Watertown,

NY

13601

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(315)785-3200 - Recording

Fax: (315)785-5145

jeffcoclerksoffice@co.jefferson.ny.us


Office Hours (Sep - Jun)
DMV: 9:00 - 4:30
DMV Thurs: 9:00 - 6:45
Recording: 9:00 - 5:00
Records Management: 9:00 - 5:00
Office Hours (Jul & Aug)
DMV: 8:30 - 3:30
Recording: 8:30 - 4:00
Records Management: 8:30 - 4:00
County Clerk

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A Brief History:

Originally part of Albany County, Jefferson County was created in 1805, and has a population of over 111,000.

Responsibilities:

The Jefferson County Clerk’s Office provides many functions to these residents and consists of three main subdivisions; Recording, Records Management, and the Department of Motor Vehicles.  The County Clerk is the Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts, and also serves as Records Management Officer, the Clerk’s main function is to be a record keeper for the County.

Services Provided:

  • Recording of various Real Property documents
  • Filing of Supreme & County Court cases
  • Processing DMV Transactions based on NYS DMV Regulations
  • Maintaining Records produced by Jefferson County Departments
  • Notary Services - Per Notary Public License Law § 534 County Law
  • Passports

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 here to view and print public records. If you have trouble viewing this website, please phone IQS, 1-800-320-2617 or email websupport for assistance.

Contact Us:

DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles Recording Records Management
dmv@co.jefferson.ny.us jeffcoclerksoffice@co.jefferson.ny.us recordscenter@co.jefferson.ny.us
518-486-9786 - NYS Call Center 315-785-3200 315-785-5145
315-785-5048 - Fax 315-785-5145 - Fax

Gizelle J. Meeks
Jefferson County Clerk

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