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The Erie County Clerk’s Office is located in Old County Hall 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 on the first floor.  Our office is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you are going to visit our office please make sure you are in line with all your completed documents by 4:15 p.m. 

Auto Bureau Hours can be found here


The Erie County Clerks Office will be CLOSED in Observance of the following Holidays: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Good Friday; Memorial Day; Juneteenth; Independence Day; Labor Day; Election Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas.

General Information

Clerk’s Office Phone 716-858-8785
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Thank A Vet Discount Program 716-858-4737
Administration Office Option 5
Passports Option 5
Mailbox Rentals Option 5
Account Holder Services 716-858-8867
Technical Issues 716-858-6216

Customer Service 716-858-8785

Certificates of Official Character Option 7
Commissioner of Deeds Option 7
Criminal Bond Liens (Discharge) Option 7
Liens (Release) Option 7
Notary Card Renewals Option 7
Judgments (Satisfactions & Transcripts) Option 7

Land Records 716-858-8785

Discharge of Mortgage Option 1
Map Covers (Recording) Option 1
Mechanic’s Liens Option 7
Federal Tax Liens Option 7
Mortgages (Recording) Option 1
State Tax Warrants Option 7
Power of Attorney (Recording) Option 1
Uniform Commercial Code Filings Option 1
Volunteer Firemen’s Exempt Certificates Option 1

Legal Division 716-858-8785

Civil Actions (All cases other than criminal) Option 2 then 1
Lis Pendens Option 2 then 1
Criminal Records (Closed) Option 2 then 2
Divorce Records (2007 – Present) Option 2 then 1
Judgments (Recording) Option 2 then 3

Pistol Permits 716-858-8785 

General Pistol Permit Questions  Option #3
Hunting & Fishing License   Option #3
NYS Pistol Permit Safe Act / Re-Certification 518-464-7120 Option #1

General Questions

Record Room (all copy requests) 716-858-8785

Census Records Option 4
Corporations and Assumed Names (DBAs) Option 4
Divorce Records (2006 – Prior) Option 4
Declaration of Intent (Immigration Copies) Option 4
Deeds (Copies) Option 4
Floor Clerks (Copies) Option 4
Marriage Licenses (Prior to 1935) Option 4
Military Discharge (DD-214) Option 4
Mortgages (Copies) Option 4
Naturalization Records (to 1929) Option 4
Partnership Certificates (DBAs) Option 4
Veteran’s Peddler’s Permit Option 4
Map (Copies) Option 4
Power of Attorney (Copies) Option 4


Customer Service - NYS DMV          1-518-486-9786
Insurance Lapse 1-518-474-0700
Lemon Law 1-518-474-8943
Medical Records Rev. 1-518-474-0812
Sales Tax 1-800-225-5829
Special/Personalized License Plates 1-518-402-4838
Title Bureau 1-518-486-4714
Parking Violation Bureau (Bflo.) 716-851-5183

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