Frank Merola – County Clerk


The Records Room Department of the Rensselaer County Clerk’s office is the main recording center for deeds, mortgages and other land records in Rensselaer County. The Records Room is also the main office for passports, pistol permits and amendments. The Records Room is the central recording office for most court records including mechanics liens, judgments, foreclosures, Supreme and County court cases, divorces, veterans’ discharges and other miscellaneous documents. The record room is also the central registry for all Rensselaer County Notary Publics and Commissioners of Deeds. The Records Room is open from 8:30am-5:00pm every weekday except Thursdays when the hours are 8:30am-7:00pm. Effective September 1st 2019 the County Clerk’s Office will no longer be staying open until 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
Hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. 

The Department of Motor Vehicles provides original and renewal vehicle registrations, driver’s licenses and learner permits. DMV is responsible for issuing conditional and restricted licenses of rental vehicles, livery, ambulances and buses. DMV provides non-drivers license identification cards as well as being a sponsor of the “Moto Voter” program. DMV is open from 8:30am-4:15pm every weekday except for Thursdays when the hours are 10:00am-6:00pm.

DMV operates three satellite offices for public convenience. These satellite offices do not offer the services of EDL, REAL ID, RESTRICTED OR CONDITIONAL LICENSES. The East Greenbush DMV satellite office is open on Mondays from 9:00am-3:00pm at the East Greenbush Town Hall at 225 Columbia Turnpike. The Schodack DMV satellite office is open on Tuesdays from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Schodack Town Hall at 1777 Columbia Turnpike. The Hoosick Falls DMV satellite office is open on Wednesdays from 10:00am-2:00pm at the John J. Murphy Senior Center.

The Hoosick Falls Satellite DMV office will be closed on: August 7th.


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General Information:
Hours: County Clerk: 9am – 5pm
DMV: 8:30am – 4:15pm
Phone: (518) 270-4080
DMV Phone: (518) 270-2600
Fax: (518) 271-7998
DMV Fax: (518) 270-2612
Location: County Clerks Location: 105 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180
DMV Location: Rensselaer County Office Building – 1st Floor