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Onondaga County Clerk Lisa Dell
Onon. County Clerk Lisa Dell
Onondaga County Clerk
401 Montgomery St.
Room 200
Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: (315) 435-2227
Office Hours:
Mon - Fri:  8:30a - 4:30p

Must be in line by 4:15 in order to file documents.

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It is the Mission of the Onondaga County Clerk’s office to secure, preserve and generate public and vital records, upholding the highest standards of integrity as public servants, maximizing the use of technology and e-government services, while providing the utmost accurate, professional and efficient service to our community. 

It is our VISION to be a leader in customer service, providing immediate, accurate service and easily accessible public records.

Our GOAL is to provide prompt, caring, personalized and courteous service to all customers and leverage technology and best practices to maximize efficiency. 

Our web site is intended to inform you of the records and services available in our office.   We, as record keepers of millions of vital legal documents and public records relating to business, property ownership, civil and criminal cases, are here to help you locate whatever you may be looking for. 

We wish to welcome you and hope you find this site user-friendly and that it will aid you in obtaining the information you need. 

If you have any comments, concerns or suggestions regarding any service provided by our office we would appreciate hearing from you.  We can be reached by phone at (315) 435-2227 or feel free to contact me by e-mail at LisaDell@ongov.net.

Very truly yours,

Lisa Dell


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ONLY Town Clerks and City Clerks in NYS issue marriage licenses.  If you know where you originally obtained your license, you can contact that Town Clerk or City Clerk to get a certified copy. 

If you are not sure of where you first obtained it you can contact the New York State Department of Vital Statistics where all original marriage licenses are filed in New York State to obtain a copy.

For additional information visit: http://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/marriage.htm


The County Clerk's Office cannot answer questions on the legal qualifications of a marriage officiant.  This is a requirement of the NYS Domestic Relations Law, Article 3, Sections 11 & 12 and not under the jurisdiction of the County Clerk's office.

If someone has questions or concerns on the qualifications of an officiant to solemnize a marriage in New York State, our office recommends that the couple or an individual seek advice from an appropriate legal source.



As of 1/3/2017 the NEW YORK STATE POLICE will begin mailing a letter to pistol permit holders whose permits were issued prior to 1/15/2013.  These permit holders have until 1/31/2018 to re-certify their pistol permit with the NEW YORK STATE POLICE.  Pistol permits issued on or after 1/15/2013 must also re-certify their pistol permit with the NEW YORK STATE POLICE within 5 YEARS of the issued date on the permit.  The website for re-certification is https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/     

You can also re-certify through the U.S. mail by filling out a paper form available at https://troopers.ny.gov/Firearms/ any New York State Police location, on our website under Forms and Links or at the Onondaga County Clerk's Office.

Letter to New York State Pistol/Revolver License Holder - click here

Check your recertification status: https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/

Questions??   Call 1-855-LAWGUNS

Technical issues with electronic recertification - 1-844-891-1786

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Please disregard any mailings offering to retrieve a copy of a property deed from the County Clerk for a large fee.  Copies of any deed recorded in Onondaga County can be obtained from the County Clerk’s office for a cost of $.65 per page and a certified copy can be issued for $5.00.  Property owners should be aware that if their deed was recorded in the Clerk’s office it has been recorded and remains valid whether they have a copy in their possession or not.  Please click here for press release and example of the mailing going to area residents.


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROCESSING OF PASSPORTS APPLICATIONS: Please note that a personal check or money order is ONLY accepted for the fees for the U.S. Department of State.  The County Clerk's office will continue to accept cash, credit card, a personal check or money order for the $25.00 execution fee for each application and $15.00 photo fee is needed.

Federal Duck StampPlease note that the County Clerk's Office now sells Federal Duck Stamps. 



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Lisa Dell, Onondaga County Clerk, is pleased to announce that the County Clerk’s Office is now an authorized NYS Thruway E-ZPass On-the Go retail location.  Drivers can purchase E-ZPass for $25.00 at the County Clerk's Office, and must register their Tag with E-ZPass, either online or with a toll free customer service telephone number, before using it.

Ms. Dell states, “The County Clerk’s Office is always looking for ways to provide beneficial services to our community.   We hope that by becoming a retail location it will be more convenient for people to purchase a tag especially by those who work and live nearby our office.  A benefit of using E-ZPass is travel will be more convenient as it will save you time and money.  People will no longer have to search for cash and wait in line to pay the toll.  Discounts are also available on tolls and E-ZPass is accepted in 15 states including New York.”

For further information, contact the Onondaga County Clerk’s office at 315-435-2235. 

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