Lookup Public Records in Putnam CountyNew York. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Putnam County, New York

Putnam County is located in the state of New York. It was formed in 1812 after splitting from Dutchess County and was named after Israel Putnam, a general in the American Revolutionary War and a hero in the French and Indian War. Carmel 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 99,710 people and a total area of 246 square miles, of which 16 square miles is water and 230 square miles is land. Putnam County borders the following counties: Dutchess County to the north; Fairfield County, Connecticut, to the east; Westchester County to the south; Rockland County to the southwest; and Orange County to the west.

Michael C. Bartolotti is the current Putnam County Clerk, as of 2015. The County Clerk is the official County Registrar and Clerk of the County and Supreme Courts, in addition to other responsibilities. Some of the documents that can be found at the clerk’s office include:

  • maps
  • special proceedings and papers in actions of both civil and criminal courts
  • judgment and lien dockets
  • other books and documents related to real estate in the county

Records maintained by the office of the clerk are open to the public and can be accessed by visiting the office of the clerk in person during office hours. You will be required to submit a written request to the clerk’s office at:

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue, Room 100

Carmel, New York 10512

Alternatively, you can obtain copies of public records by doing a background check online. To obtain records online, you will have to do a public records search through the Putnam County Clerk’s Website. The website has links that will direct you to the records that are available.

Putnam, NY Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009135,996
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,763
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009351
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009272
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009736
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009362
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,492
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20097,736
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009437
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,651
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009738
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200917,542
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,021
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,146
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200927,745
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200931,369
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009446
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009879
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20095,501
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009850
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20092,615
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,749
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,889
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009547
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009235
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,028
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009161
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009447
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009645
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200916,771

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