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DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK: Effective March 30, 2020, the Dutchess County Clerk’s Office will be closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to receive allowable court filings through the NYSCEF filing system. For more information on permissible filings please visit: https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/HomePage
We also continue to accept permissible court filings through the mail. For more information, please visit: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/courts/9jd/emergency.shtml
We also accept land records through the mail or via our electronic portal: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/County-Clerk/eRecording-Land-Documents.htm
The second floor Record Room will be open Monday through Friday from 1-4 PM for title searching only.
If you have questions, or an emergency, please call 845-486-2131.
All NYS Department of Motor Vehicle Offices and all Dutchess County Offices remain closed.
If you need to surrender license plates, please mail them to:
22 Market St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Include $1 cash or check and a self-addressed stamped envelope so we may send you the receipt. If you have more than 1 year left on the registration please indicate if you would like a refund or a credit for a future vehicle. Your plate surrender receipt will be dated based on the post mark.
If you have Dutchess County DMV questions please call 845-486-2384 between 9AM and 4PM Monday through Friday.
For future updates please check our website: www.dutchessny.gov/countyclerk