Lookup Public Records in Otsego County, New York. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Otsego County, New York
Otsego County is located in the state of New York. The county was officially established on February 16, 1791. The name Otsego is from a Mohawk or Oneida word meaning “place of the rock”. Oneonta is the largest city in the county, while Cooperstown is the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 62,259 people and a total area of 1,016 square miles, of which 14 square miles is water and 1,002 square miles is land. Otsego County borders the following counties: Herkimer County to the north, Montgomery County to the northeast, Schoharie County to the east, Delaware County to the south, Chenango County to the southwest, Oneida County to the northwest, and Madison County to the northwest.
Kathy Sinnott Gardner is the current Otsego County Clerk, as of 2015. The primary responsibility of the clerk’s office is to maintain public records that include mortgages, easements, leases, liens, military discharges, deeds, and civil documents that maintain judgment dockets. In addition, the office of the clerk collects monies on fines and surcharges ordered to be paid in court, and handles court and trust registers.
Records maintained by the office of the clerk can be accessed by doing a background check online or by visiting the office of the clerk in person during office hours. When obtaining public records online, you will have to do a public records search through the Otsego County Clerk’s Website. Before accessing records on the site, you will have to sign up for a user ID and password. You can also obtain copies of public records by visiting the office of the clerk in person.
Below is the physical address of the Otsego County Clerk’s office:
197 Main Street
Cooperstown, New York 13326
Phone number: 607-547-4276
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Otsego County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office
Address: 197 Main St #1, Cooperstown, NY 13326, United States