Lookup Public Records in Otsego CountyNew 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, NY Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200981,222
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009148
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009331
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009287
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009382
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,192
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200910,131
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009443
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,772
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,041
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200913,730
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009290
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009564
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200911,973
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20097,797
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009187
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009812
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,821
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009184
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,149
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,239
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,470
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009268
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009188
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009198
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009247
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,216
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009278
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20098,077

Otsego County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 197 Main St #1, Cooperstown, NY 13326, United States
Phone: 607-547-4276

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