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County Clerk’s Office

Municipal Center
Building A

383 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York 12828

Telephone (518) 746-2170
Fax (518) 746-

Washington County Clerk
Dona Crandall

Deputy County Clerk
Stephanie Lemery

Hours:  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday

**Daily deadline for recordings and filings is 4:15 p.m.**

The County Clerk’s Office serves Washington County residents by efficiently recording, filing, issuing and maintaining a diversity of court, land and other public records.  A list of those records and their associated fees, and copy and certification costs, is made available in Adobe pdf format here. (Schedule of Fees)

The public can acquire assumed business names, partnership certificates, U.S. passports, and notary public certificates & renewals through the office. Application for pistol permit renewals are no longer handled in this office, but through the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Passport photos can also be purchased on premises and detailed information on passports is available at the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov/ *Link to external site

For information on court records and forms you can visit the NYS Unified Court System website at: www.nycourts.gov/forms/index.shtml *Link to external site

Oaths of office are filed with the County Clerk and a directory of county, town and village officials with their contact information is maintained by the office.

The Washington County Clerk also has oversight of the local office of the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, the Washington County Archives and the Washington County Historian’s Office.

RP-5217 ICON

 New RP-5217 forms will be accepted beginning March 4, 2013

Washington County is part of the pilot program for the new one page RP-5217.  We will start accepting the new one page form as of March 4, 2013.  We encourage all of our customers to use this new form to facilitate the success of this program.

FAQ's about the new one page RP-5217 form can be found here.*

Download / Fillable RP-5217-PDF Form*Adobe Reader Required

On June 1, 2013 all customers will be required to use the new form.

File Books

Washington County Clerk's Public Records are now online.

To access go to: www.nylandrecords.com * and follow the instructions.
If you have trouble the support number is: 1-866-211-1802

Keep Your Tax Dollars Working for Washington County!
Keep Your Tax Dollars Working for Washington County
Get your registration back faster and keep your taxes in check.
Washington County keeps 12.7% of your registration renewal fee when it is processed locally, but gets
if you mail it back to the State or renew online!

The process is simple.

Mail your
Registration Renewal Notice to:

Washington County DMV
383 Broadway
Fort Edward, NY 12828

Simply complete your application and address a new envelope to the address above.

Please, do not use the preaddressed envelope.

Bring your
Registration Renewal Notice to:
Washington County DMV
383 Broadway
Fort Edward, NY 12828,
and we will promptly process it for you.

Drop off your
Registration Renewal Notice
in our drop off box located inside the DMV office.
Washington County DMV
383 Broadway
Fort Edward, NY 12828

Quick Links

You will need the Adobe (TM) Acrobat Reader to view (pdf) documents.

Washington County Historian’s Office 2014 County - Town - Village Directory Adobe Reader Required
Updated 04/11/14
Washington County Archives (tbp)
tbp)= to be published soon.
Schedule of Fees Adobe Reader Required
Revised April 2011
Washington County License Plate
New Washington County License Plates
Press release for New License Plates
"With Pride from Washington County"
Links Outside of Washington County *Links to external sites are provided as a convenience. 
Washington County has no control over the format or content of any information found on any external site.
NYS Unified Court System U.S. Department of State (passport)
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles NYS Department  of Motor Vehicles Forms

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