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Dutchess County Clerk’s Office Closed to the Public
Court Filings and Land Records Accepted Electronically or by Mail

Published: 3/27/2020

For More Information Contact:

Catherine Durland

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:


We also continue to accept permissible court filings through the mail. For more information, please visit:


We also accept land records through the mail or via our electronic portal:


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: