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Dutchess County Clerk


For more than 300 years, since 1715, the Office of the Dutchess County Clerk has been the keeper of the land recordings and the legal filings of the county. We administer the Oath of Allegiance to new citizens, process passport applications, serve as the chief notary of the county and provide a number of services to businesses and veterans. Over the years our charge has expanded to providing motor vehicle bureau services for our customers. We are the place where history meets technology everyday.

We invite you to browse through our website where you can search indexes for legal filings or land records, download forms and applications, and find information on a wide variety of topics. This site is your gateway to all that we do in the Dutchess County Clerk’s Office. We look forward to continuing to serve you.

News and Announcements

Services and Resources

Additional Resources

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Locations & Hours


Resources for genealogy researchers

Mortgage Tax and Deeds

Including mortgage tax & deed fee calculator


Information for new citizen applicants

Notary Public

Application and renewal information

Veteran’s Vendor License

Obtaining a Veteran’s Vendor (Peddler’s) license

Pistol Permits

Recertification is required by law. Failure to recertify will result in license revocation and surrender of weapons.

Designated Newspapers

County designated newspapers

Helpful Websites