Lookup Public Records in Monroe County, New York. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Monroe County, New York
Monroe County is located in the western portion of the state of New York. It was formed from parts of Genesee and Ontario counties on February 23, 1821. The county is named after James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States of America. Rochester 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 749,857 people and a total area of 1,367 square miles, of which 710 square miles is water and 657 square miles is land. Monroe County borders the following counties: Wayne County to the east, Ontario County to the southeast, Livingston County to the south, Orleans County to the west, and Genesee County to the west.
As of 2015, Cheryl Dinolfo is the Monroe County Clerk. The County Clerk oversees the operation of the Monroe County Clerk’s Office and is responsible for the following duties:
- County Registrar
- Clerk of Court
- Chief Notary
- Passport Acceptance Agent
- Pistol Permit Acceptance Agent
- Registrar of Assumed Business Names
- Naturalization Registrar
However, the main duty of the county clerk is being the county registrar, responsible for indexing and preserving of official documents, which include mortgages, assignments of mortgages, deeds, satisfactions of mortgages, judgments, and liens.
Records maintained by the office of the clerk can be accessed and obtained by visiting the clerk’s office in person. The office has computer terminals that have all instruments/documents recorded by the office, with the exception of divorce records, which are not public records and can only be obtained by the plaintiff, defendant, or attorneys of record. Any information available through the terminals in the clerk’s office is also accessible online through Online Access to Public Records. Information available online includes image retrieval of documents that have been scanned into the records system since June of 1993. In addition, while on the site, you can request certified copies of public records. Simply follow the prompts that appear after you have completed your search, and the copies will be processed and mailed within 5 to 10 business days.
Monroe County Clerk’s Office
Address: 39 W Main St #101, Rochester, NY 14614, United States