Clinton County, New York Courthouse

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Ancestors may have also been involved in municipal, state, or federal court cases. See also New York Court Records and United States Court Records.


County Clerk[edit | edit source]

Clinton County Clerk
137 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: 518-565-4700
County clerk has most civil cases, but no trial minutes. For information on the Criminal court cases, contact the court clerk as the records are not open to the public. The County Clerk has cards of naturalization, but no petitions. The naturalization cards begin in 1865 and only have basic information like name and date of naturalization and place of residence. The marriages(1908-35) are in a docket book and they do not make up certificates from their information. There are also censuses as well as deeds and mortgages. The earliest land deed in Clinton County was in 1788. Births, marriages and deaths in the county are kept by each town clerk.

Surrogate Court[edit | edit source]

Clinton County Surrogate Court
137 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: 518-565-4630
Hours: M–F from 9am to 5 pm. They are not open on Saturdays.
This court handles wills, estates, and property of deceased persons. Surrogate Courts also handle Adoptions and Guardianships. All adoption records are sealed. Guardianships of infants are open to the public, however guardianships called 17A of Mentally retarded individuals are not open to the public. Probate Records begin in 1792. Copies are $.25. There are indexes available and they will show you how their filing system works.