Lookup Public Records in Jefferson County, New York. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Jefferson County, New York
Jefferson County is located in the state of New York. The county was formed in 1805 from parts of Oneida County and named after Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States of America. Watertown is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 116,229 people and a total area of 1,857 square miles, of which 589 square miles is water and 1,269 square miles is land, making Jefferson County the fourth-largest county in New York by total area. Jefferson County borders the following counties: St. Lawrence County to the northeast; Lewis County to the southeast; Oswego County to the southwest; Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, to the north; and Frontenac County, Ontario, to the northwest.
The Jefferson County Clerk is the official records management officer in the county and oversees the records management process for the county’s various departments, with the help of staff in the Records Management section of the office. Land Records serves as a recording center for mortgages, liens, deeds, and many other legal documents relating to real estate in the county. In addition, the Land Records office also functions as a passport acceptance agent for individuals applying for passports in the county. Court Records serves as a filing office for judgments, divorce cases, and other official court documents for the County and Supreme Court. The office of Court Records also acts as the collector of surcharges and fines ordered to be paid by the courts.
Copies of records maintained by the office of the clerk can be obtained by visiting the office of the clerk at 175 Arsenal Street, Watertown, New York 13601. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The charges for obtaining public records are $.65 per page. For more information relating to public records, visit the Jefferson County Clerk’s Website.
Jefferson County Clerk’s Office
Address: 175 Arsenal St # 101, Watertown, NY 13601, United States