Location: Niagara County Courthouse, PO Box 461, 175 Hawley Street, 1st Floor, Lockport, NY 14095-0461 MAP
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Telephone: (716) 439-7022
Fax: (716) 439-7035
Email: Niagara County Clerk
- County Clerk: Wayne F. Jagow
- First Deputy County Clerk: Wendy J. Roberson
Services: Office Fee Schedule
File Room - Courts Electric filing (e-filing) of court documents is not mandatory in Niagara County. If you would like to e-file follow this link to e-file the following: Tax Certiori & Commercial & other Tort Cases.
Effective March 1, 2015: New redaction rule NYCRR 202.5 (e) Pursuant to the new Redaction Rule, NYCRR 202.5 (e), certain Confidential Personal Information (CPI) as defined in the rule, must be redacted in papers submitted to the court for filing. This rule applies regardless if documents are submitted electronically or in paper format, except for matrimonial actions or proceedings pursuant to Mental Hygiene Law Article 81.
The Redaction Cover Page and training video are available here:
- Criminal Filings
- DBA Business Certificates
- Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
Pistol Permit Office
NEW PISTOL PERMIT OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY 9AM TO 4:30 PM
CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY
Changes Designed To Speed Up Application Process
Lockport—The Niagara County Pistol Permit Office will roll out new hours next month in an attempt to speed up applications, with County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow noting that a spike in pistol permit applications has slowed down the application process for residents seeking to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
The office will now be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and closed to the general public on Wednesdays to speed up processing of application paperwork. The change becomes effective the first week of June.
In announcing the decision, the County Clerk’s Office noted, "We believe this small change will result in a more efficient process that will benefit Niagara County pistol permit holders and applicants."
The Pistol Permit Office saw a significant increase in pistol permit applications following the enactment of the New York SAFE Act, the onerous gun control law that the Niagara County Legislature has urged the state to repeal. Due to the significant increase in applications, as well as additional paperwork, including an "opt-out" form that allows pistol permit applicants and permit holders to have their personal information shielded from public disclosure, the pistol permit wait time in Niagara County had slipped from approximately three months to five or more months.
Staff will now utilize Wednesdays, traditionally the slowest-traffic day of the week, to more expeditiously process applications and paperwork.
Jagow also said that he is asking county lawmakers to add an additional employee to the Pistol Permit Office. A resolution to create that position was introduced at Tuesday’s Legislature meeting.
Recording & Cashier
Search Department - Land
Telephone: (716) 778-5484
Fax: (716) 778-5761
Veteran's Service Agency