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Monroe County Clerk

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We Are Here to Help!

  • Need a copy of the deed to your home?
  • Does your signature on a legal document require notarization?
  • Have a question about court records?
  • Traveling outside the United States any time soon?
  • Starting your own business?
  • Registering a handgun?
  • Want to go fishing or hunting?
  • Researching family history?

If your answer to any of the questions posed above is yes, then we can help ... right here in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office!


Important Numbers
County Clerk Information: 585 753-1600
Auto License Bureau Hotline: 585 753-1604
Pistol Permit Information: 585 753-1642

The County Clerk oversees the operation of the Monroe County Clerk’s Office and is responsible for the following duties:

  • County Registrar
    The County Clerk is the official registrar of deeds, mortgages, assignments of mortgages, satisfactions of mortgages, judgments and liens. The Clerk has the duty of indexing and preserving these documents;
  • Clerk of Court
    The County Clerk is the Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts and is responsible for maintaining the court files for civil and criminal matters;
  • Chief Notary
    The County Clerk is the Chief Notary of Monroe County and provides for the general public’s use of a notary. The Clerk also records individual notary renewals in Monroe County and may verify a notary’s signature is on file;
  • Passport Acceptance Agent
    The County Clerk acts as an agent for the United States government and accepts applications for U.S. Passports in Monroe County;
  • Pistol Permit Acceptance Agent
    In Monroe County, the County Clerk is responsible for accepting pistol permit applications and maintaining the files of pistol permit holders. The Judges of the Monroe County Court act as issuing officers and determine approval, revocation and suspension of permits;
  • Registrar of Assumed Business Names
    In accordance with New York State General Business Law (Section 130), the County Clerk accepts and files certificates of persons conducting business under an assumed business name, commonly referred to as DBA (Doing Business As) filings;
  • Naturalization Registrar
    Each month the County Clerk administers the Oath of Allegiance to new Citizens of the United States at a Naturalization Ceremony organized by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. The County Clerk also maintains Naturalization records from 1821–present for Naturalizations which took place in Monroe County;
  • Sporting License Agent
    The Monroe County Clerk’s Office sells New York State fishing licenses and all other sporting licenses, such as small and big game hunting, bow hunting and turkey permits;
  • Motor Vehicle Agent
    Acting as an agent for the State of New York, the County Clerk provides DMV services (driver licenses, vehicle registrations, etc.) at three Auto License Bureaus and three mobile services.

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Contact Us

DMV

Email: DMVCOVID19@monroecounty.gov

DMV Helpline:

(585) 753-1604

Henrietta, Irondequoit and Rochester DMV Branches will reopen by appointment only on Thurs. 6/18/20. 

More info HERE.


Downtown Filing Office

Now open with some restrictions

Email:
MCClerk@monroecounty.gov
General Phone:
(585) 753-1600
Customer Service Phone (Non-DMV Issues):
(585) 753-1620
Pistol Permit Department Phone: 
(585) 753-1642
Pistol Permit Department Email:
MCPistols@monroecounty.gov
**When possible email is the best method of communication as all phone numbers are voicemail only systems**

Contact Information

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Ms. Jamie Romeo,
Monroe County Clerk

Monroe County Office Building
39 W. Main St., Ste. 101
Rochester, NY 14614

Phone: 585 753-1600
Fax: 585 753-1650

e-mail


Rebecca Case Caico, Esq.

Deputy County Clerk 

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Henrietta Herriott

Assistant Deputy County Clerk - Auto License Bureau

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Online County Clerk

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Use our County Clerk database, CountyFusion to easily search for public and court records.

ASL Interpreter

American Sign Language Interpreter - Click to Request Service!

DMV Appointment

Monroe County DMVs will begin taking appointments for a limited number of DMV transactions on 6/16/2020. Visit MonroeCountyDMV.com for more info.