Clinton County Clerk's Office

 OPEN 8 AM – 4 PM


The objectives of the Clinton County Clerk's Office 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.  


  Search Clinton County Documents Online

Now Open 24/7 on the Web

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.*


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For electronically filed civil actions commenced ON OR AFTER DECEMBER 26, 2022, please use NYSCEF (New York State Courts Electronic Filing) to search. Our COTT hosted public records search database will NOT reflect these cases or their corresponding dockets. You will however, be able to view any money judgments, satisfactions, and lis pendens that arise from the cases but the actual docket will not be viewable. Our vendor is working diligently to resolve this issue.


Once in NYSCEF, under the Login section on the left side please click "Search as Guest". From there you can search by case identifier, name, etc. Please note, you may wish to select Clinton County under the "Narrow Your Results" section at the bottom of the search screen if looking for Clinton County cases solely.

The address of the website has changed as of February 2019, please update any bookmarks you may have to the website.


Effective immediately any papers received after 3:45PM 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.