Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

Search & Copy Requests


How To Request Records:  

 To request a search of our records that are in our inactive records center complete our  Records Search Request Form, to Request a Divorce record please complete Divorce Request Form, to request a Military Discharge (DD214) please complete Military Discharge Request. The bottom of the form provides the mailing address, to return it to.  Call us at (315) 785-5149 or email the request to  recordscenter@co.jefferson.ny.us  so that we can determine the fees.  Please see our  fee schedule for search and copy fee information. For Vital Records (Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates) from the City of Watertown can be found at https://www.watertown-ny.gov/index.asp?NID=253.

  A Sampling of Records Available in Our Records Center:  

 Appeals  1842-1962 
 Assumed Name Certificates  1900-1976 
 Board of Supervisors Journals  1805-1817, 1829-2001 
 Bonds & Undertakings  1805-1982 
 Business Records for Various Companies  1814-1939 
 Census Records - Federal  1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 
 Census Records - State  1825, 1835, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1905, 1915, 1925 
 Convictions  1820-1973 
 Deeds  1793-Present 
 Explosive Materials Permits - World War II  1942-1945 
 Grand Jury Lists  1853-1970 
 Incorporation Records  1835-1951 
 Insolvents  1811-1934 
 Judgment Books  1807-1984 
 Judgment Books (Dockets)  1812-1972 
 Judgment Rolls  1806-1962 
 Law Papers (Miscellaneous)  1806-1962 
 Lis Pendens / Notice of Pendency  1864-1984 
 Maps - Atlas of Jefferson County  1864, 1887 
 Marriage Records*  1908-1935 
 Military - Bonds  1864-1865 
 Military Civil War Enrollments  1861-1866 
 Military - Discharges (DD-214)  1862-Present 
 Mortgages  1804-Present 
 Naturalization Records
(Click here for the Naturalization Index)
 1825 to 1973 
 Oath of Office Records  1856-1944 
 Register of Professionals  1844-1962 

 *The marriage records kept at the Jefferson County Clerk's Office are not complete.  Please contact the City, Town or Village clerk where the license was purchased prior to searching our records.


Gizelle J. Meeks                 

Jefferson County Clerk

Contact Us:

DMV - Dept. of Motor Vehicles


Records Management







315-785-5048 - Fax

315-785-5145 - Fax

315-785-5145 - Fax

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