Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

175 Arsenal Street
1st Floor
Watertown,
NY
13601

Fax: (315)785-5145

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
Jefferson County Clerk
Records Management Officer
Gizelle J. Meeks
Deputy County Clerk
Jaime S. Thompson
Secretary to Jefferson County Clerk
Mandy M. Clermont
DMV Supervisor
Renee L. Brown
Principle Clerk
Ashley L. Gascho
Records Management Specialist
Jefferson County Historian
Kimberly Hayden

COVID Procedures

The Jefferson County Clerk's Office and Watertown DMV is currently closed to the public-

See chart below for instructions on ways to complete your specific transaction!!!!!

Watertown DMV

Transaction

Process Online

https://dmv.ny.gov/

Mail/Drop Box

Mail: 175 Arsenal Street Watertown NY 13601

Drop Box: Located behind County building

Address Changes – License or Registration

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Apply for CDL Permit

Apply for Driving Permit

Exchange Out of State License for NYS License

In-Transit Permit

License Amendment (Not Address Changes)

License Renewal (CDL)

License Renewal (No Photo Needed)**

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License Renewal (Photo Needed)

Pay Civil Penalties

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Pay Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA)

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Pay Suspension Termination Fees

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Plate Surrenders

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Register a Vehicle – First Time

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Registration Amendment

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Registration Renewal

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Registration Renewal – Expired Registration

Re-Register a Vehicle

Replace Driver’s License/Permit/CDL/Non-Driver ID

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Replace Peeling/Lost Plates

Replace Registration

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Replace a Title

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Request Driving Abstract

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Upgrade to Enhanced/Real ID

 **Visit https://dmv.ny.gov/ for a list of locations to get an eye exam.

New Registration Instructions:

  • Go to https://dmv.ny.gov/registrations for a checklist on the required documents
  • Include a blank check made out to Watertown DMV
  • Include a $5.00 check or money order payable to Jefferson County Clerk for us to mail your plates
  • Send everything to Watertown DMV 175 Arsenal Street Watertown NY 13601
  • Include a phone number in case we have questions

Make sure to include contact information in case we have any questions

Jefferson County Clerk’s Office

Transaction

Process Online

(See below vendors)

Mail

175 Arsenal St. Watertown NY 13601

General Public – Real Estate Transactions

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Attorney Filing

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E-Recording Vendors – For Real Estate Transactions

Questions:

For DMV: dmv@co.jefferson.ny.us

For Clerk’s Office: jeffcoclerksoffice@co.jefferson.ny.us

Gizelle J. Meeks
Jefferson County Clerk

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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.