While the Erie County Clerk's Offices at Old County Hall are CLOSED to the Public, certain services may be available. Please review the information below to learn about services that maybe available to customers during Emergency Operations.
Certain documents can be requested by mail. Click here for further details.
Business Certificates can be filed by mail. Certified copies are needed for many business purposes including opening a business checking account.
Print the form found here, complete form, and have signature notarized.
Send the original form, $35.00 check payable to Erie County Clerk, and a self-addressed envelope to:
Erie County Clerk, 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.
Two (2) certified copies of the filed business certificate will be returned.
AUTO BUREAU CUSTOMERS
UPDATE: (4) AUTO BUREAU LOCATIONS WILL OPEN JUNE 17, 2020 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, EXCEPT FOR LEARNER'S & CDL PERMIT TESTING AND ANY NEW LICENSING (RENEWALS AND UPGRADES ONLY)
Appointments for Auto Bureau services can be made at https://www2.erie.gov/clerk/reservations. Customers that do not have access to a computer or internet may call (716) 858-7450 for assistance.
Appointments are available at the following Auto Bureau locations: Southtowns (Southgate Plaza), Northtowns (Sheridan Plaza), Downtown (Rath Building), and Cheektowaga (Urbandale Plaza).
Please follow all proper protocols for the health and safety of everyone. Face masks are required, proper social distancing is to be respected, and please bring your own pen to complete your transaction.
How to Surrender our License Plates:
Plates can be surrendered at the following Auto Bureau locations: Southtowns (Southgate Plaza), Northtowns (Sheridan Plaza), Downtown (Rath Building), and Cheektowaga (Urbandale Plaza) without an appointment. Simply fill out the Plates Surrender Envelope (available at the drop-box) with the required information and we will mail YOU the FS6T receipt for YOU to provide to your insurance carrier and drop the envellop in the secure green mailbox during business hours.
PISTOL PERMIT DEPARTMENT
A firearm may be added or removed via MAIL by following instructions here: https://www2.erie.gov/clerk/index.php?q=adding-removing-firearm-mail
To Submit a new Pistol Application by Mail follow instructions here: https://www2.erie.gov/clerk/index.php?q=new-pistol-permit-application-process
Only documents submitted by "e-Record", USPS, FEDEX, or UPS can be recorded.
Please send to the following address:
Erie County Clerk's Office
92 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Attn: Land Records