Lookup Public Records in Putnam County, New 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:
- 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.