Clinton County Office of the County Clerk  

Sue Ralston - Records Deputy
CLERK'S OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday 8-5
Dawn Chapple - DMV Deputy
Phone (518) 565-4700
Fax (518) 565-4718

Welcome to the Office of the Clinton County Clerk where you will find online access to records and extensive information about our services. I am extremely honored to serve as your County Clerk and welcome your questions, concerns, and suggestions.
John Zurlo County Clerk



The Clinton County Clerk is making searching easier. By making its records available online, you can now search wherever you have the Internet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week-even during major holidays. Search from your office, from your home, or even from another state. Search at your convenience.
*At the present time only records from 1985 - present are available online.*

Our Objectives are:

To provide a recording and filing office for Clinton County residents in order to safeguard legal documents.
To assist the Supreme and County Courts by handling fees, fines, filings, and certifying court records.
To keep up-to-date real estate records in order to facilitate transfers of real property in an orderly manner.
To serve the public by providing a full service Department of Motor Vehicle Office for Clinton County.


Effective July 1, 2017 any papers received after 4:45PM will be processed the following business day. This applies to all filings and/or recordings.

Effective January 1, 2015 the 4 part RP-5217 paper form will no longer be accepted. You must submit the RP-5217 PDF with any recording.
The RP-5217-PDF is a web-based downloadable, barcoded, pdf document. (It replaces the RP-5217 paper form which contains one original and three carbonless copies.) Form preparers will enter the appropriate information into the form and should save the document to their PC until the transfer has been completed and the deed filed with the County Clerk.

This bar-coded RP-5217 form is NOT intended for use as a handwritten or typewriter-entry document and will NOT be accepted with a Deed by the County Clerk as such.

Click the link below to download the form and for detailed instructions:


The Clinton County Clerk's office will no longer affix a "Notice of Entry" stamp to any copy. This applies to all documents being recorded or filed in this office.

This procedure is being implemented to ensure the accuracy of copies of filed records. As a result, should anyone need a copy of a filed document, our staff will make a copy of the document once our barcode label is attached. The barcode label reflects the date and time of filing and will appear on all copies requested. The standard filing receipt also includes this information. You may obtain these copies at the rate of $.65 per page with a minimum charge of $1.30.


Clinton County is now accepting eRecordings.
Click here for more info

Contact us:

By Mail or In Person:

Clinton County Government Center
137 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, NY  12901
(First Floor)


By Telephone:



County Clerk (Records) 518-565-4700 518-565-4718
Dept. of Motor Vehicles 518-565-4785 518-565-4780


By Email:

County Clerk
Dept. of Motor Vehicles


Office Hours:

County Clerk (Records) M - F 8 AM to 5 PM
Dept. of Motor Vehicles
** NOTE ** NEW Thursday HOURS
M - Tu - W - F 8 AM to 4:45 PM
April 1 - Sept. 30th
8 AM to 6:45 PM
Oct. 1 - March 31th
8 AM to 5:45 PM