The County Clerk is the Clerk of the Supreme and County
Court. She is the Clerk of both the Civil Courts Division and Criminal Courts Division.
The main function of the County Clerk’s Office is that of
record keeper for the County. The County
Clerk’s Office records, files and maintains land records such as deeds,
mortgages, assignments, oil & gas leases and survey maps. You can also find
federal, state, county, city and town/village judgments and satisfactions,
along with many more documents. The list and verification of all of the
Notaries in Cayuga County is in the office as well as military discharge papers
for Veterans. A Veterans discount program called
Return the Favor was
initiated in 2009 and there are more than 175 local businesses that participate
in giving our local Veterans discounts.
The Cayuga County Clerk is the County’s Records Management
Officer (RMO) and is therefore responsible for maintaining records, census,
microfilm/scan documents, preserving and storing records for 41 county
departments. We maintain and provide document retrieval service for 3 floors of
records in the Records Retention Center, and we provide and assist in searches
for the many people who use our Records Center either by mail, online, or in
CLICK HERE to link the Records Retention Center
In the Recording Office we also file oaths of office for
elected officials, appointed officials, County board members and Commissioners of
The County Clerk files Business Certificates (DBA’s),
Partnerships and Veterans Peddler’s licenses. The County Clerk serves as a
Passport Acceptance Agent for the U. S. Department of State. She started
& Veterans Discount Days
by traveling to different towns and villages
throughout the county to make it convenient for families and Veterans to obtain
their passports and discount cards.
County Clerks are also agents for the New York State Commissioner
of Motor Vehicles. Cayuga County has a full service DMV office where our
friendly and dedicated staff can quickly and efficiently serve you. We value
and appreciate your business.
encourage you to use your local office because the County keeps 12.7% of every
transaction done in our office—either in person or if you mail it to us at 160
Genesee Street in Auburn.
This helps to reduce your county tax levy.
CLICK HERE to link to the Cayuga County DMV
Are you the family historian? Are you interested in your
home’s history? We welcome you to use our County Historian’s Office as a
resource for your historical digging and genealogy searches. As you know,
Cayuga County has a very rich history. The County Historian’s Office is chock
full of local resources to help you find the answers to your roots and
The County Historian’s role is to communicate our past
history to all in Cayuga County. Their mission is to organize, encourage, and
foster the municipal historians and the historical societies in Cayuga
Click Here to link to the County Historian