Columbia County Clerk

Find Columbia County New York clerk, including county, city, and circuit clerk, and clerk of court. Clerks provide information on public court records and legal documents, criminal, jail, and arrest records, marriage licenses, divorce, judicial, and probate records, businesses liens, notary services, real estate taxes and voter registration services.


Austerlitz Town Clerk 812 New York 203 Spencertown NY 12165 518-392-5007


Canaan Clerk 1647 County Route 5 Canaan NY 12029 518-781-3749

Chatham Village Clerk 77 Main Street Chatham NY 12037 518-392-5821

Claverack Town Clerk 91 Church Street Ghent NY 12075 518-672-7911

Columbia County Clerk 401 State Street Hudson NY 12534 518-828-1527

Copake Town Clerk 230 Mountain View Road Copake NY 12516 518-329-2591

Germantown Town Clerk 50 Palatine Park Road Germantown NY 12526 518-537-6687

Kinderhook Village Clerk 6 Chatham Street Kinderhook NY 12106 518-758-9882

Livingston Town Clerk 119 County Route 19 Hudson NY 12534 518-851-9441

New Lebanon Town Clerk 14755 New York 22 New Lebanon NY 12125 518-794-8888

Stuyvesant Town Clerk 5 Sunset Drive Stuyvesant NY 12173 518-758-6248

What fees does a Clerk charge?

State law generally enables Clerks to recover a portion of their transactional costs, and some states regulate the fees that Clerks may charge. Most permits and licenses issued by Clerks carry a set fee. Land transaction filings typically carry a base fee plus an additional per page charge. It is common for Clerks to also charge a per page fee when providing copies of documents to the public.

Do Clerks collect taxes?

Clerks do not collect taxes. Tax collection is usually handled by a separate office established for that purpose. Some Clerk's Offices may accept tax payments as a convenience to the public.

What are the requirements to become a Clerk?

In some jurisdictions, the Clerk is an elected position, while in others the Clerk is appointed. Most Clerks have a college degree and at least some professional experience. Some counties and local governments require that the Clerk have or obtain a Certified Municipal Clerk designation.