County Clerk

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:

Per Local Law #6 of 2022, passed by the Madison County Board of Supervisors, any real property transfer contracted after November 1st, 2022, will be subject to a $2.00 per $500 of consideration, County Transfer tax, to be collected in the Clerk's Office upon recording of the new deed.  

Property Records

Accurate and accessible real property records are essential for conducting transfers of, or alterations to, land ownership.  Our office records 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 Monday through Thursdays, reserving Fridays for customer who plan ahead and schedule an appointment. Our office can help guests register vehicles or 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.  Please use our office rather than completing renewals online, which results in NYS getting all of the fees in Albany, and often ends up failing to correctly send out the registration sticker to their customer.  In order to help our County's budget, we also welcome dealer registrations from all across New York State, we process all work in a timely friendly manner.  Click the link  Madison County DMVto reach the DMV homepage.

Current Demographics

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.   

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