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, Tuesday, Thursday and 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 Phone 716-858-8785
Clerk’s Office Fax 716-858-6550
Clerk’s Office Email
Thank A Vet Discount Program 716-858-4737
Administration Office 716-858-8866
Passports 716-858-8866
Mailbox Rentals 716-858-8866
Account Holder Services 716-858-6423
Technical Issues 716-858-6216

Customer Service

Certificates of Official Character 716-858-8797
Commissioner of Deeds 716-858-8797
Criminal Bond Liens (Discharge) 716-858-8797
Liens (Release) 716-858-8797
Notary Card Renewals 716-858-8797
Judgments (Satisfactions & Transcripts) 716-858-8797

Land Records

Discharge of Mortgage 716-858-6724
Financial Statements 716-858-6425
Map Covers (Recording) 716-858-6724
Mechanic’s Liens 716-858-8797
Federal Tax Liens 716-858-8797
Mortgages (Recording) 716-858-6724
State Tax Warrants 716-858-8797
Power of Attorney (Recording) 716-858-6724
Uniform Commercial Code Filings 716-858-6724
Volunteer Firemen’s Exempt Certificates 716-858-6724

Legal Division

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

Pistol Permits

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

Record Room (all copy requests)

Census Records 716-858-8690
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 Permit 716-858-8690
Map (Copies) 716-858-8690
Power of Attorney (Copies) 716-858-8690

Erie County Auto Bureau

Customer Service 716-858-7450


Insurance Lapse 1-518-474-0700
Lemon Law 1-518-474-8943
Medical Records Rev. 1-518-474-0812
Sales Tax 1-800-225-5829
Special Plates 1-800-364-7528
Title Bureau 1-518-486-4714
Parking Violation Bureau (Bflo.) 716-851-5183

Helpful Government Websites

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