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Niagara County Clerk's Office

  NOTICE

The Niagara County Clerk’s Office is following protocols outlined in Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order(s), and the office is open to the public, with the following limitations:

ONE (1) PERSON PER TRANSACTION UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUIRED.
FACECOVERINGS MUST BE WORN, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS FOLLOWED

Recording Office - Recording of Real Estate transactions

  • We highly encourage you to utilize E-Recording, US Mail, UPS, FedEx. If you must present your documents in person, you may do so by scheduling an appointment. Please call 716-439-7022.

Land Records

  • Copies of maps, deeds, mortgages etc. may be requested by phone, email, US Mail. No appointment necessary if you wish to obtain copies in person, but it is recommended that you call ahead at 716-439-7022.

Actions & Proceedings

  • Attorneys - Supreme Court filings - all new and existing court filings must be done electronically via NYSCEF. If your case is currently not e-filed, you must file a Stipulation & Consent to E-file via the new EDDS system (nycourts.gov) to have your case converted.
  • Self-represented litigants and persons wishing to obtain a DBA, file a transcript of judgment, obtain copies etc. - may enter the office without an appointment.

Title Searchers/Abstractors

  • If you are not leasing space in the County Clerk's Office, please call 716-439-7022 for an appointment to search records.
 Quick Info

Staff Directory:

  • County Clerk: Joseph A. Jastrzemski
  • First Deputy County Clerk: Matthew L. Parish
  • Deputy County Clerk Administration: Todd A. O’Bryan
Location: Niagara County Courthouse, PO Box 461, 175 Hawley Street, 1st Floor, Lockport, NY 14095-0461
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: niagaracounty.clerk@niagaracounty.com
Holiday Schedule: 2020 Holiday Schedule

Office Fee Schedule We accept payment in the form of cash, personal checks (up to $500.00), corporate checks (up to $10,000.00) and money orders.

Make checks & money orders payable to: Niagara County Clerk.

We also accept Master Card, Visa, and Discover. There is a convenience fee of 2.5% of the amount charged plus a .50 transaction fee assessed when using a credit card.

Actions & Proceedings – Court Records/Filing

Efile – Efiling is mandatory in Niagara County for most case types.

Click this link to see the full list of both mandatory and consensual case types.
(Select Niagara County from the drop down box.)
https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/AuthorizeCaseType

Recording Office / Land Records

All documents submitted for recording must be accompanied with a postage paid self-addressed return envelope.

E-Recording

The process allows secure and efficient recording of real estate documents.

Currently, eRecorded documents are accepted from the following vendors:


Corporation Service Company
(866) 652-0111
http://erecording.com

eRecording Partners Network
(888) 325-3365
http://GOePN.com

Simplifile
(800) 460-5657
http://simplifile.com

Indecomm Global Services
(732) 404-0081
https://mortgage.indecomm.net/inteledoc-direct/

Subdivision Maps


We are pleased to announce that Subdivision Maps are now imaged. You can access Subdivision Maps in our office on the public computers or subscribe to our online service. Our online service is available at www.searchiqs.com. Our Subdivision Maps are located under the INDEXBOOKS tab. To locate and/or view the subdivision map, search the following tabs:

  • Search Index By Name Tab
    • Select the Map Volume that applies
    • Search by Subdivision and/or Surveyor Name to obtain Book and Page of Map
  • Go To Document Tab
    • Select Book Type: MAP
    • Enter: Book and Page of Map
    • Click: Go to, to view the image
  • Recording a Subdivision Map

Passport Info


Honoring Our Purple Heart Heroes...

Purple Heart Medallion

Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski launched the Purple Heart Recognition initiative for Niagara County Veterans who are or were recipients of the Purple Heart - the oldest military award presented to American service members.

In addition to Niagara County receiving the distinction as an official Purple Heart County, a memorial "Book of Honor" commemorating recipients brave service and sacrifice is unveiled annually in a formal ceremony held on National Purple Heart Day, August 7th.

The historic rotunda of the Niagara County Courthouse is home to the permanent Frank J. Gaffney Purple Heart Book of Honor. The display is open to the public.

If you are a Purple Heart recipient, or know someone (deceased or living) who is, please share or complete this form:

 Purple Heart Recipient Form