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HOLIDAY CLOSURES - Christmas

Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25 is a Monroe County holiday.  All county offices will be closed, including the Clerk's filing office and all DMV branch offices and mobile units operated by the County Clerk.

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, is not a County holiday.  All offices will be open, however, all DMV offices will be closing at 4:30 p.m. and the Eastside Mobile DMV will not be operating.


Notice: Important Change Affecting the Sale or Purchase of Residential Real Property by LLCs - Addendum to Form TP-584

A change to New York State law requires additional disclosure of the names and business addresses of  members, managers, and other authorized persons of the LLC when an LLC is the grantor or grantee of the deed for residential real property.  Please see this memo for more detailed information about the change in state law and the temporary addendum to TP-584 our office will be using until the state issues an updated TP-584 or their own addendum.  The Monroe County Clerk's Office will begin rejecting deeds that do not include an appropriate addendum for LLCs on Thursday, September 26, 2019.


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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Adam Bello

County Clerk


County Clerk’s Office

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

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

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Jeffery L. McCann

Deputy County Clerk
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Rebecca Case Caico, Esq.

Assistant Deputy County Clerk — Filing Office
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Thomas J. Morrisey

Assistant Deputy County Clerk — Auto License Bureau
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