The County Clerk is the keeper of records for land transactions and court proceedings, as well as the elected official responsible for managing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on behalf of New York State. The work conducted by the friendly clerks in our office make it possible for Americans to prove their citizenship, their property ownership, and travel on our highways. The court records we maintain allow for the inspection of acquittal, conviction, or payment of a judgment. Many of our records are available online and, unless sealed by court order or statute, available for inspection in our office.
Clerk’s Office Alerts:
The Madison County DMV is now fully open for all customers. Thank you for your patience. We have new hours of operation, 8 am to 3:30pm weekdays. HOWEVER, permit exams and driver's license upgrades end at 3pm. For customers who prefer the 24/7 access of dropping transactions (especially simple registration renewals) you are encouraged to continue to use the BIG BLUE drop box in the middle of the parking lot!
The Madison County Clerk’s Office is fully open to the public! We are conducting all normal business of the Clerk’s Office. We continue to record and file land and court records submitted electronically or through the postal mail, and encourage you to take advantage of this option. Finally, we continue to offer access to our digital data base at no fee, see the link below.
Accurate and accessible real property records are essential for conducting transfers of, or alterations to, land ownership. Our office handles deeds, easements, leases, mortgages, survey and subdivision maps, assignments & satisfactions, and liens & judgments. Most of these records are available to the public, read our brief instructions (PDF) to get a copy of the records you need (Deeds/mortgages included).
Clerk of the Madison County & NYS Supreme Courts
The County Clerk’s Office handles the fees, fines, filings, indexing and certifying of Court records. All County and NYS Supreme Court cases must be filed in the County Clerk’s Office.
The County Historian operates both physically and hierarchically within the County Clerk’s Office. The
Historian's homepage contains contact and commonly sought after information for researchers of all kinds.
Wampsville Department of Motor Vehicle
Madison County’s DMV is one of the few in the state who still puts customer experience at the top of our priorities list. We welcome walk-in customers without appointments to register vehicles or to fulfill their licensing needs. We also process registration and license renewals. Madison County is able to retain 12.7% of all fees received in our office, this helps the County keep property taxes from rising. For this reason, we also welcome dealer registrations from all across Central New York, we process all work in a timely friendly manner. Click the link Madison County DMV, to reach the DMV homepage.
If you are interested in current demographics of the county, please see Cornell University's study, "A Collection of Recent Demographic, Social and Agricultural Data (PDF)."
Online Database Info Quick Solutions (IQS)
All land records since 1966 have been digitized and are view-able and printable through the IQS online portal, there is an access fee for this service. Any public court record is also available through our IQS portal. Visit Madison County's Online Records for details.
Sign up for Fraud Alerts
Madison County residents can now sign up for fraud alert emails. Anytime a mortgage or deed is recorded in your name, or a court case filed in your name you will get notified. Simply go to this link to sign up.