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County Clerk

Important Notices

- The Chenango County clerk is now offering PropertyCheck, a free service that helps protect residents from potential property and mortgage fraud. For more information, please click here.

    For electronically filed civil actions commenced ON OR AFTER DECEMBER 26, 2022, please use NYSCEF (New York State Courts Electronic Filing) to search. Our COTT hosted public records search database will NOT reflect these cases or their corresponding dockets. You will however, be able to view any money judgments, satisfactions, and lis pendens that arise from the cases but the actual docket will not be viewable. Our vendor is working diligently to resolve this issue.

    NYSCEF LINK: https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/HomePage

    Once in NYSCEF, under the Login section on the left side please click “Search as Guest”. From there you can search by case identifier, name, etc. Please note, you may wish to select Chenango County under the “Narrow Your Results” section at the bottom of the search screen if looking for Chenango County cases solely.

- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Recent Changes to New York State Firearm Laws. For more information, please click here.

- Chenango County Clerk’s Office currently handles initial Pistol Permits as well as amendments and transfers. New York State requires Pistol Permit Recertifications be completed through the New York State Police. For Pistol Permit Recertification click "here” and you will be redirected to the correct site with the New York State Police.

- The Chenango County Supreme Court is now subject to Mandatory E-Filing. For more information, please click here.

- Important Information About Obtaining Vital Statistics (Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates). For more information, please click here.

- For recent amendments to the New York Executive Law, 2023 Session. Law News of N.Y. Ch. 188 (S.7561). This statutory amendment changes the renewal process for notaries public. Whereas previously, notaries public renewed their commissions through the county clerk, on and after June 30, 2023, notaries seeking renewal will do so through the Department of State. To renew a commission, notaries should visit the New York Business Express at: www.businessexpress.ny.gov/app/answers/cms/a_id/2561/kw/notary. Information has also been posted at the DOS Website at: dos.ny.gov/notary-public.

- Background checks on guns and ammo will now have to go through NYSP starting September 13, 2023. Click here to read article.

Brian Wessels
Brian F. Wessels, Clerk

Christopher M. Sowinski
Deputy County Clerk


5 Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 337-1450
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Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M **

(Please allow enough time to complete your transactions prior to closing time. Thank You.)