POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Clerk Brad Kendall has announced that he will be closing his offices to the public starting on Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kendall’s office will continue to receive allowable court filings through the NYSCEF filing system. For more information on permissible filings please visit: https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/HomePage
The Dutchess County Clerk will also continue to accept permissible court filings through the mail. For more information, please visit: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/courts/9jd/emergency.shtml
Land records are being accepted through the mail or via the electronic portal: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/County-Clerk/eRecording-Land-Documents.htm
Title searching companies will be allowed to access the second-floor records room Monday through Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for the sole purpose of title searching.
If you have questions, or an emergency, please call 845-486-2131.
All NYS Department of Motor Vehicle Offices and all Dutchess County Offices remain closed.
If you need to surrender license plates, please mail them to:
22 Market St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
When mailing license plates in, include $1 cash or check and a self-addressed stamped envelope so the clerk can send you the receipt. If you have more than 1 year left on the registration please indicate if you would like a refund or a credit for a future vehicle. Your plate surrender receipt will be dated based on the postmark.
If you have Dutchess County DMV questions please call 845-486-2384 between 9 AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday.
For future updates please check the website at www.dutchessny.gov/countyclerk