Lookup Public Records in Cattaraugus CountyNew York. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Cattaraugus County, New York Overview

Cattaraugus County is located in the state of New York. The county was formed in March 28, 1817 and its county seat is Little Valley. The county has a total population of 77,348, as of 2017, with its area spanning 1322 square miles (land area being 1308 square miles, while water area being 14 square miles). The county consists of 36 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 14760 recorded as the one with the largest population. Cattaraugus County borders the following counties: Erie County, New York to the north; Allegany County, New York to the east; Chautauqua County, New York to the west; Wyoming County, New York to the northeast; Warren County, Pennsylvania to the southwest, and; McKean County, Pennsylvania to the southeast.

Cattaraugus County Clerk Information

The Cattaraugus County Clerk’s Office can locate deed information or other records that are filed with the government.

You can obtain a birth certificate for someone born in Cattaraugus County from the municipality (city or town) in which that person was born. When looking for a certified copy of a marriage license you must contact the clerk of the municipality in which the marriage license was purchased. Currently, there is no available online access for documents in the Clerk’s Office. The records in the County Clerk’s office are indexed by name only.

Below is the link to the County Clerk’s fee schedule.

There is a FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) request for for requesting records in Cattaraugus County. It requires the records you need and the contact information of the requestor. Please note that this form must be filed with the Cattaraugus County Clerk’s Office.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Alan Bernstein, County Clerk
303 Court Street
Little Valley NY 14755
Phone: 716-938-2297
Fax: 716-938-2293
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm each weekday, with the exception of holidays.
Office of Real Property and GIS
The general responsibilities of the office are as follows:

  • Coordinate activities of assessors in the county with respect to the computer generation of assessment rolls, tax rolls, and bills.
  • Maintain digital tax maps. Locations and tax map numbers are assigned. Parcels are plotted to scale to aid assessors in locating and evaluating properties in their towns.
  • All deeds are read, recorded into records, and new parcels are plotted on the tax maps.
  • …among other duties.

Office of Real Property and GIS Website:

The Real Property office has property-related records available online at

Those records can (usually) be searched by name or address. The records will often give the recording information for the deeds in the Clerk’s office, but these references are not 100% accurate.
Below is the physical address of the Office of Real Property and GIS:
207 Rock City Street
Suite 101
Little Valley, NY 14755
Phone: 716-938-2224

Cattaraugus County Clerk’s Office

Address: 303 Court Street Little Valley, NY 14755, USA
Phone: 716-938-9111

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