County Clerk


Starting June 15, 2020, the Allegany County Department of Motor Vehicles will be open to the public 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM by appointment only. Contact the DMV at (585) 268-9267 to schedule an appointment. Please be patient, as there will be a high volume of calls coming into the office. We will try our best to answer all questions and concerns. We will not let any lines or queues form for DMV business. All appointments will be scheduled at 15-minute intervals. No walk-ins are allowed.

The Allegany County Clerk’s Office will also be open to the public 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. We advise the public to come in for critical county business only. As of May 26, 2020, some civil action filings will be accepted. (For information about civil action filings, click here.)

All individuals entering the county office complex will be required to wear a mask. Upon entering you will be required to follow the instructions of the sheriff deputies stationed at the entrance, which shall include taking a temperature test and answering some brief health-related questions.

Robert L. Christman

County Clerk

Robert L. Christman
County Clerk

Ryan M. Keib

Deputy County Clerk

Jessica L. Lynch

Deputy County Clerk II

P.O. Box 242
7 Court Street Rm 18
Belmont, New York 14813

Regular Hours
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Open during lunch hour

Phone: (585) 268-9270
Fax: (585) 268-5881


Effective March 11, 2020: There will be an additional $10 fee added to all residential deed recordings in the Allegany County Clerk’s office. This includes properties with class codes 200 through 322.

Real Property Law Sec. 291 was amended on January 11, 2020 to require County Clerks to notify the owner(s) of record of residential real property when a document is recorded affecting said residential property.

The law also allows a reasonable fee to be assessed for said notices. The New York State Association of County Clerks, in order to provide uniformity throughout NYS, has determined that $10 is a reasonable fee per document.

In Allegany County, this fee will apply to residential deed documents recorded on or after March 11, 2020, specifically for property class codes 200 through 322. This fee does not apply to commercial deed documents.

Allegany County Clerk’s Office Mission Statement

The County Clerk is responsible for the receipting, indexing, storage and retrieval of documents, including legal records pertaining to ownership of real property and all court records, except criminal records, for Supreme Court and County Court. The County Clerk’s Office is also responsible for the collection of revenue for these services, which are provided to several levels of government.

Office Closed on the Following Dates:

  • January 1, 2020: New Year’s Day
  • January 20, 2020: Martin Luther King Day
  • February 12, 2020: Lincoln’s Birthday (Closed to the Public)
  • February 17, 2020: President’s Day
  • May 25, 2020: Memorial Day
  • July 3, 2020: Independence Day Observance
  • September 7, 2020: Labor Day
  • October 12, 2020: Columbus Day
  • November 3, 2020: Election Day (Closed to the Public)
  • November 11, 2020: Veterans Day
  • November 26, 2020: Thanksgiving
  • November 27, 2020: Day after Thanksgiving
  • December 25, 2020: Christmas

Forms of Payment:

Fees collected by the County Clerk’s Office may be paid by Cash, Check or Money Order only. No credit/debit cards accepted at this time. All payments made payable to Allegany County Clerk.

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To Customers who record documents in our office

The Allegany County Clerk’s office will be requiring all documents presented for recording in our office be accompanied with an appropriate, self-addressed, stamped envelope (“SASE”). This department will no longer provide envelopes or accept the expense incurred to return recorded documents to you; therefore it is imperative that you take action to insure that your original, important documents will be returned to you. Also, please keep in mind that all envelopes submitted with your recordings must be adequately sized to accommodate the documents to be returned.

Website updated 8/7/2020