County Clerk's Office

Please be advised that effective Monday, June 22, 2020, the County Clerk's Office will re-open by appointment only. You may schedule an appointment by clicking this link:

County Clerk Appointments

***Please note, if you will need a "Searching" appointment for longer than 1/2 hour, please do not schedule an appointment through this link. Please call 518-746-2170 and we will enter that longer appointment for you, for up to a 2 hour maximum time frame. We appreciate your cooperation with this limitation at this time. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We are all in this together. 

***Effective April 1, 2020, the new Washington County Mortgage Tax Rate is 1.25%.

The County Clerk’s Office serves Washington County residents by efficiently recording, filing, issuing and maintaining a diversity of court, land and other public records. A list of those records and their associated fees, and copy and certification costs (PDF), is made available here in Adobe PDF format.

The public can acquire assumed business names, partnership certificates, U.S. passports and notary public certificates and renewals through the office. Application for pistol permit renewals are no longer handled in this office, but through the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Court Records

For information on court records and forms you can visit the New York State Unified Court System website.


Oaths of Office

Oaths of office are filed with the County Clerk and a directory of county, town and village officials with their contact information are maintained by the office.

Oversight Duties

The Washington County Clerk also has oversight of the local office of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, the Washington County Archives, and the Washington County Historian’s Office.

Passport Photos

Passport photos can also be purchased on premises and detailed information on passports is available at the U.S. Department of State website.

Public Records

Public records can be accessed online through If you have trouble, please see

Assumed Business Names aka DBA Forms

Please see the link listed below under "Clerk's Office Resources" for a PDF copy of the form needed to apply for a DBA. Please complete the form (do not sign it), take it to a Notary Public where you will sign it in their presence, and then mail it along with a check or money order made payable to the Washington County Clerk for the amount of $27.00 to: 
Washington County Clerk's Office
383 Broadway Blg A
Fort Edward NY 12828

Clerk's Office Resources