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

Effective Monday, March 30, the Dutchess County Clerk’s Office will be closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Clerk’s office will continue to receive allowable court filings through the NYSCEF filing system as well as through the mail. For more information, please visit the New York Courts website.

Land records can also be accepted through the mail or via the Clerk’s electronic portal.

The Clerk’s Record Room, located on the second flood of the County Office Building, 22 Market Street, will be open Monday- Friday from 1-4pm for title searching only.

For questions or an emergency, please call 845-486-2131.

All NYS Department of Motor Vehicle Offices and all Dutchess County Offices remain closed to the public.

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 one 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.

For Dutchess County DMV questions, please call 845-486-2384 9am-4pm Monday-Friday.

For future updates please check the Dutchess County Clerk’s website at dutchessny.gov/countyclerk.