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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) 435-2226
Office Hours:
Mon - Fri:  8:30a - 4:30p

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



Effective Sunday, March 22, 2020, the County Clerk's Office has been directed by Administrative Order from NYS Courts not to accept any paper or electronic filings for the NYSCEF system except for what is listed on the order (emergency filings).  Click and view order here


Dear Community, 

The safety of our customers and especially our staff is first and foremost during this difficult time.   We need to limit our exposure so our employees, as well as you, do not potentially contract Covid-19 virus and render our office completely incapable to process any documents. 

Our office will be closed to the public through April 10, 2020.  If we are not going to re-open on Monday, April 13, 2010, I will edit this message.  We are still processing mail and e-recorded documents (land records) along with any emergency Supreme/County filings.  Any other services are temporarily postponed.  

Please note if you need a copy of a document and it cannot be purchased through our online search, then email me (LisaDell@ongov.net) directly or send a request by mail.  We have very limited staffing and we will try to accommodate your requests as soon as we can.  

Divorce records are confidential and to obtain a copy you have to be the party of record, or attorney of record.  I cannot accept email requests for cpies of divorce records.  You need to send a notarized request by mail to include both party's names, the approximate year, and a check or money order payable to Onondaga County Clerk for $7.50. 


Our e-recording volume has gone up dramatically.  Thank you all for participating in this process so we can try to keep your business going through this very challenging time. 


Here are the descriptions of the mortgage types for E-recording:

MTG TYPE A- full mortgage tax rate.  Commercial, unimproved, vacant property
MTG TYPE B- 1-2 family dwelling mortgage $10000 and over
MTG TYPE C- 1-2 family dwelling mortgage under $10000
MTG TYPE D- FCU/Natural Person, 3-6 family dwelling
MTG TYPE D2 - FCU/Natural Person, 1-2 family dwelling, $10000 and over
MTG TYPE D3- All Tax exempt, recording fees only
MTG TYPE F- FCU/Natural Person 1-2 family dwelling under $10000.
MTG Exempt Tax- Fees- no fees or tax.  For government filings.
CEMA with New Money- CEMA advancing new funds, full tax rate.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation and everything is always subject to change,

Lisa Dell




Our Mission is 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 professional and efficient service to our community.

Our Vision is 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.

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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