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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, it is recommended that you call ahead at 716-439-7022.

Actions & Proceedings

  • Attorneys - Supreme Court filings - Please refer to NYSCEF/Resources/Authorized Courts list of mandatory case types for E-filing. If your case is currently not e-filed, you must file a Stipulation & Consent to E-file via the new EDDS system ( 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.
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Staff Directory:

  • County Clerk: Joseph A. Jastrzemski
  • First Deputy County Clerk: Matthew L. Parish
  • Deputy County Clerk Administration: Ashlee M. Pappas 
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
Holiday Schedule: 2024 Holiday Schedule

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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.)

Recording Office / Land Records

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

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 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

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Passport Info

The Niagara County Clerk's Office is now open for Passports from 9:15am-4:00pm.

Appointments Only - Call 716-439-7025

View Passport Requirements

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Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

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Action & Proceedings - Court Records/Filing13 documents

DBA Forms/How to File a Judgement8 documents

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  • Individual - Business Certificate
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  • Individual - Certificate of Discontinuance
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  • Partnership - Business Certificate (More than one (1) owner)
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  • Partenership - Certificate of Discontinuance
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  • Amended Business Certificate (change of address, etc)
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  • How to File a Judgement & Fee
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  • LLC Publication List
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Civil/Criminal Forms2 documents

  • Divorce File Request
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  • Criminal Record(s) Request
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Helpful Court Links3 documents

  • Do-It-Yourself Court Help for Unrepresented Filers
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    Divorce, Name Change, Guardianship, Forms, etc.
  • NYSCEF (eFile)
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Recording Office / Land Records4 documents

Recording a Deed2 documents

  • Deed Recording Requirements
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  • Notary Acknowledgement
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Request Document Copies2 documents

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