Schenectady County Clerk   ♦   620 State Street,  3rd Floor,  Schenectady, NY 12305   ♦   518-388-4220   ♦   518-388-4224 (fax)
Cara Ackerley, Schenectady County Clerk   ♦   Maryellen Brehm and Jeffrey Morrette, Deputy County Clerks

Hours: 8:30AM - 4:30PM  ♦  9:00AM - 4:00PM July & August  ♦  Please arrive 15 minutes before closing to record documents.


The Schenectady County Clerk's Office is open by appointment only, for Schenectady County residents.

To schedule your appointment, visit:, select your transaction type, date and time, and input your information to secure your appointment. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions. You must certify your county of residence. Additional information.

Dear Schenectady County Resident:

The Office of County Clerk serves almost every citizen of Schenectady County, and although the office doesn't often make headlines, it touches and affects your life in many ways. County Clerks wear many different hats; Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts; Register of Deeds; County Commissioner of Motor Vehicles; County Filing Officer; Chief Notary and elected County Officer. We provide services that involve the Federal, State and Local government.

The Office of County Clerk is one that is steeped in history and tradition and yet, an office prepared to face the future challenges of government. Established by the New York State Constitution, its heritage dates back to medieval England. The Clerk was appointed by the King to travel with the circuit judge. The Clerk was responsible for maintaining court files, documenting land transactions, and representing the crown at local occasions. Over 850 years has passed and the clerk is still responsible for land and court records along with a wide array of duties ranging from recording deeds to swearing in new American citizens.

My goal is to provide responsive service to the people of Schenectady County. If you have any suggestions or comments, or if I may be a personal assistance, please do not hesitate to call me at (518) 388-4220.  Our mailing address is 620 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305.

I'd also like to remind many of our DMV customers that you can process some transactions 24/7 at --and skip the trip to the DMV!

Thank you for visiting our webpage.

Cara Ackerley, Schenectady County Clerk



County Clerk LLC Newspaper Designation
County Clerk Document Repository
Return the Favor Veteran's Program