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Dutchess County, New York
Dutchess County is located in the southeast corner of the state of New York. The county was established in 1683 and later organized in 1713. The county was named after Mary of Modena, Duchess of York, second wife of James, Duke of York. Poughkeepsie is the largest city in the county and also the county seat; the other city in the county is Beacon. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 297,488 people and a total area of 825 square miles, of which 30 square miles is water and 796 square miles is land. Dutchess County borders the following counties: Columbia County to the north; Berkshire County, Massachusetts, to the northeast; Litchfield County, Connecticut, to the east; Fairfield County, Connecticut, to the southeast; Putnam County to the south; Orange County to the southwest, and Ulster County to the west.
Bradford Kendall is the Dutchess County Clerk, as of 2015. The county clerk is the official recorder and is responsible for filing, recording, and maintaining all instruments relating to land transactions and real estate in the county. Some of the records maintained by the office of the clerk include but are not limited to deeds, mortgages, and other various real estate records.
These records can be accessed by doing a background check online. To obtain copies online, you will have to do a public records search through the Dutchess County Clerk’s Website. Images may be viewed online free of charge; however, to print or download documents, there is a fee of $0.50 per page. Copies of public records obtained online are not certified; to obtain certified copies, you will be required to visit the office of the clerk in person during office hours.
Below is the physical address of the Dutchess County Clerk’ office:
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone number: (845) 486-2120
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dutchess County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office
Address: 29 Marshall Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, United States