Lookup Public Records in Erie County, New York. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Erie County, New York
Erie County is located in the state of New York. The county was formed in 1821, and at that time, it consisted of the towns of Amherst, Eden, Evans, Hamburg, Holland, Aurora, Boston, Clarence, Collins, Concord, Sardinia, and Wales. The county’s name comes from Lake Erie, which in turn comes from the Erie tribe of Native Americans. Buffalo is the county seat and also the largest city in the county; other cities include Lackawanna and Tonawanda. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 919,040 people and a total area of 1,227 square miles, of which 184 square miles is water and 1,043 square miles is land. Erie County borders the following counties: Niagara County to the north, Genesee County to the northeast, Wyoming County to the southeast, Cattaraugus County to the south, Chautauqua County to the southwest, and Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada to the northwest.
The Erie County Clerk is the county’s official recorder. The documents recorded at the office of the clerk cover a wide variety of matters concerning real estate (such as deeds and mortgages), individual legal transactions (judgments and military discharges)and local businesses (“doing business as” certificates and records of corporations). By state law, these records are available for public access and copying.
Copies of public records can be accessed by doing a public records search through Online Records. Records available through the site include corporations and liens from February 21, 1994, and deeds and mortgages recorded in Erie County from 1986 forward, as well as other records, such as assumed names. It is free to search for public records; however, images (copies of original documents) require a fee of $5.00 per page. Procedures are explained at the link. Alternatively, you can obtain copies of public records by visiting the office of the clerk in person at 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, New York, 14202. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Erie County Clerk’s Office
Address: 92 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202, United States