Jefferson County, New York Courthouse

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County Clerk

Jefferson County Clerk
175 Arsenal Street
Watertown, New York 13601
Phone for land Records: 315-785-3081
Phone for Court Records: 315-785-3200
Hours: Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday 9 am - 7 pm
July and August 8:30 am - 3:45 pm Monday - Friday

The Jefferson County Clerk's office has land and court records. However, it does not have birth, marriage and death records as these are held at the City, Town or Village where the event occurred. There is one exception in that for a very short period, counties were required to keep marriage records, so Jefferson County has a selection of marriage certificates for the year 1908 - 1935.

Surrogate's Court

Jefferson County Surrogate’s Court
Jefferson County Court Complex, 3rd Floor
163 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 785-3019[1]


  1. Genealogy: Pathfinders: Court Directory, New York State Archives,, accessed 4 January 2011.