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Onondaga County Clerk Emily Essi Bersani
Onondaga County Clerk
Emily Essi Bersani
Onondaga County Clerk
401 Montgomery St.
Room 200
Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: (315) 435-2226
Office Hours:
Mon - Fri:  8:30a - 4:00p

Must be in line by 3:45 in order to file documents.



Welcome to the Onondaga County Clerk’s Office

The County Clerk is one of the oldest known and critically important offices in local government, dating back to Ancient Greece. The office is responsible for recording, filing, and preserving legal documents and records. Our mission is to provide efficient, friendly, respectful service to the public and to provide exceptional customer service to every resident of Onondaga County who walks through our doors.

You can find us on the second floor of the beautiful historic Onondaga County Courthouse at 401 Montgomery Street, or we can be reached by phone (315) 435-2226 or e-mail oncclerk@ongov.net!

Emily Essi Bersani
Onondaga County Clerk

E-Filing eRecording Passports
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Veteran's FAVORcard Guideline to the subdivision process forms and links


  • Deeds: Property deeds as well as other documents of public record can be found online. Need a copy of your deed? Click here to go to our Document E-Search.
  • E-Filing: Onondaga County is a mandatory e-filing county. Electronically filed cases are available for viewing in NYSCEF. Cases that are filed with our office are available for searching in our online search system. For more information on E-Filing, click on the ‘E-Filing’ button above.
  • Apostille process: The apostille process is a way of authenticating documents for use in another country. Click here for information regarding the County Clerk’s process. Click here for the NYS Division of Licensing Services Apostille/Certificate of Authentication request form. Click here for the NYS Apostille/Certificate of Authentication website.
  • Fraud Alerts: Onondaga County residents can now sign up for fraud alerts via email or text. Anytime a mortgage, deed, court case or other legal document is filed in your name in our office you will get notified. Sign up for fraud alerts by clicking here!
  • Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR): The Small Claims Assessment Review is a procedure that provides property owners with an opportunity to challenge the assessment on their real property as determined by the Board of Assessment Review (in counties outside Nassau and NYC) or the Assessment Review Commission (Nassau County) or the New York City Tax Commission (NYC). It is a less costly and more informal alternative to a formal Tax Certiorari proceeding, which can be time consuming and expensive. As outlined in Section 730 of the Real Property Tax Law, property owners may petition the court for review of their property assessment before a specially trained hearing officer for a nominal fee of $30. Click here to view general information and filing requirements for Onondaga County.


Please note that our office is closed on the first Tuesday of every month from 10:30AM until 11:00AM, for a staff meeting.

Our office will be closed to observe the following Holidays in 2024:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 15th
  • Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 19th
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 27th
  • Juneteenth – Wednesday, June 19th
  • Independence Day – Thursday, July 4th
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 2nd
  • Veteran's Day – Monday, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday and Friday, November 28-29th
  • Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25th



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