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 - 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. 

The Downtown Pistol Permit Office is CLOSED to the public on Wednesdays.

Pistol Permit Satellite Office at Elma Town Hall is open Fridays 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

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 ErieCountyClerkOffice@erie.gov
Thank A Vet Discount Program 716-858-4737
Administration Office Option 5
Passports Option 5
Mailbox Rentals Option 5
Account Holder Services 716-858-6423
Technical Issues 716-858-6216

Customer Service 716-858-8785

Certificates of Official Character Option 7
Commissioner of Deeds Option 7
Criminal Bond Liens (Discharge) Option 7
Liens (Release) Option 7
Notary Card Renewals Option 7
Judgments (Satisfactions & Transcripts) Option 7

Land Records 716-858-8785

Discharge of Mortgage Option 1
Map Covers (Recording) Option 1
Mechanic’s Liens Option 7
Federal Tax Liens Option 7
Mortgages (Recording) Option 1
State Tax Warrants Option 7
Power of Attorney (Recording) Option 1
Uniform Commercial Code Filings Option 1
Volunteer Firemen’s Exempt Certificates Option 1

Legal Division 716-858-8785

Civil Actions (All cases other than criminal) Option 2 then 1
Lis Pendens Option 2 then 1
Criminal Records (Closed) Option 2 then 2
Divorce Records (2007 – Present) Option 2 then 1
Judgments (Recording) Option 2 then 3

Pistol Permits 716-858-8785

Clerk’s Office Phone Option 3
Pistol Permit Application Appointments Option 5
Hunting & Fishing License Option 3


Record Room (all copy requests) 716-858-8785

Census Records Option 4
Corporations and Assumed Names (DBAs) Option 4
Divorce Records (2006 – Prior) Option 4
Declaration of Intent (Immigration Copies) Option 4
Deeds (Copies) Option 4
Floor Clerks (Copies) Option 4
Marriage Licenses (Prior to 1935) Option 4
Military Discharge (DD-214) Option 4
Mortgages (Copies) Option 4
Naturalization Records (to 1929) Option 4
Partnership Certificates (DBAs) Option 4
Veteran’s Peddler’s Permit Option 4
Map (Copies) Option 4
Power of Attorney (Copies) Option 4

Erie County Auto Bureau

Customer Service 716-858-7450

NYS DMV

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

NYS DMV http://www.dmv.ny.gov
Nat'l Sex Offender Registry www.nsopr.gov
FTC Identity theft http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/
FTC Consumer Protection www.ftc.gov/comsumer
FDIC Lien Release www.fdic.gov/consumer