Contact Us

The Erie County Clerk’s Office is located in Old County Hall 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 on the first floor.  Our office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  If you are going to visit our office please make sure you are in line with all your completed documents by 4:15 p.m. 

NOTE: The Pistol Permit Department is CLOSED to the public on Wednesdays.


The Erie County Clerks Office will be CLOSED in Observance of the following Holidays: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Good Friday; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Election Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas.

General Information

Clerk’s Office Phone716-858-8785
Clerk’s Office Fax716-858-6550
Clerk’s Office
Thank A Vet Discount Program716-858-4737
Administration Office716-858-8866
Mailbox Rentals716-858-8866
Account Holder Services716-858-6423
Technical Issues716-858-6216

Customer Service

Certificates of Official Character716-858-8797
Commissioner of Deeds716-858-8797
Criminal Bond Liens (Discharge)716-858-8797
Liens (Release)716-858-8797
Notary Card Renewals716-858-8797
Judgments (Satisfactions & Transcripts)716-858-8797

Land Records

Discharge of Mortgage716-858-6724
Financial Statements716-858-6425
Map Covers (Recording)716-858-6724
Mechanic’s Liens716-858-8797
Federal Tax Liens716-858-8797
Mortgages (Recording)716-858-6724
State Tax Warrants716-858-8797
Power of Attorney (Recording)716-858-6724
Uniform Commercial Code Filings716-858-6724
Volunteer Firemen’s Exempt Certificates716-858-6724

Legal Division

Civil Actions (All cases other than criminal)716-858-7766
Lis Pendens716-858-7766
Criminal Records (Closed)716-858-7877
Divorce Records (2007 – Present)716-858-7766
Judgments (Recording)716-858-6481

Pistol Permits

Clerk’s Office Phone716-858-6600
Hunting & Fishing License 716-858-6600

Record Room (all copy requests)

Census Records716-858-8690
Corporations and Assumed Names (DBAs)716-858-8690
Divorce Records (2006 – Prior)716-858-8690
Declaration of Intent (Immigration Copies)716-858-8690
Deeds (Copies)716-858-8690
Floor Clerks (Copies)716-858-8690
Marriage Licenses (Prior to 1935)716-858-8690
Military Discharge (DD-214)716-858-8690
Mortgages (Copies)716-858-8690
Naturalization Records (to 1929)716-858-8690
Partnership Certificates (DBAs)716-858-8690
Veteran’s Peddler’s Permit716-858-8690
Map (Copies)716-858-8690
Power of Attorney (Copies)716-858-8690

Erie County Auto Bureau

Customer Service 716-858-7450


Insurance Lapse1-518-474-0700
Lemon Law1-518-474-8943
Medical Records Rev.1-518-474-0812
Sales Tax1-800-225-5829
Special Plates1-800-364-7528
Title Bureau1-518-486-4714
Related Services716-648-5400
Defensive & Safe Driving (ECC)716-648-5400
Parking Violation Bureau (Bflo.)716-851-5183

Helpful Government Websites

Nat'l Sex Offender Registry
FTC Identity theft
FTC Consumer Protection
FDIC Lien Release