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Land Records

General Information 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. 

**Please be in line with completed documents no later than 4:00 PM** 

Customer Service Line: 858-8797

The County Clerk's Office maintains all Real Property Records, Deeds, Mortgages, Judgments, Tax Liens, Powers of Attorney, Leases and various other filings affecting the title to real property located in Erie County.

The public can view Land and other Public Records if you have an On-line Access Account with this office or by using one of our free public viewing terminals in the Clerk's Office. However, you may also obtain a summary of the document you are in search by simply highlighting that record and clicking on "F2".

  A Message from....

Christopher L. Jacobs
Erie County Clerk 


Persons requesting information on contesting a real property tax assessment (Small Claims Assessment Review - SCAR) will find information and forms by clicking here.

Please note that the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Office of Real Property Tax Services will refer you to the forms available at http://www.nycourts.gov/litigants/scar/.   NOTE: The first form listed on the court site is the Petition for New York City (NYC Petition).  DO NOT USE THIS FORM;  please use the form labeled “Petition” for Erie County Small Claims Assessment Review Actions.

If you need help understanding the process, please contact the 8th Judicial District Court Help Center at 77 W Eagle, Buffalo, New York 14202.  Contact information, hours of operation, and driving directions for the 8th Judicial District Court Help Center may be found at: http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/8jd/helpctr.shtml.