Frank Merola – County ClerkMerola

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-4:00pm 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-4:00pm every weekday.

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 265 Schuurman Road. The Hoosick Falls DMV satellite office is open on Wednesdays from 10:00am-2:00pm at the John J. Murphy Senior Center.

UPDATE ON SATELLITE OFFICES

Rensselaer County Clerk is pleased to announce that the Rensselaer County Satellite DMV offices located in East Greenbush, Schodack and Hoosick will be reopening for full service on Monday July 12, 2021.  The Satellite offices will be open only for Rensselaer County residents.  The reopening of the Satellites coincides with the opening of the host Town halls and Senior center and the loosening of COVID related restrictions on governmental buildings.

“I am really pleased to resume the Satellites once again,” Mr. Merola said, “We were just waiting for the go ahead from the towns to start up again.  East Greenbush, Schodack and Hoosick Falls have reopened and have invited us back, an invitation we are happy to accept.”

The Satellites will resume the same pre-COVID schedule with the East Greenbush Satellite open on Mondays from 9:00-3:00pm at East Greenbush Town Hall, located at 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer NY 12144, Schodack Satellite open Tuesdays from 9:00-3:00pm at Schodack Town Hall, located at 265 Schuurman Road , Castleton NY 12033 and the Hoosick Satellite DMV open Wednesdays from 10:00-2:00pm at the John J. Murphy Senior Center in Hoosick Falls.

“I would like to thank the residents of Rensselaer County for their patience and good will during this fifteen month period where we were forced to severely restrict DMV operations.”Mr. Merola said, “Unlike the state and many other Counties, the Troy DMV was open and fully functioning, but many people were unable to utilize this site for transactions.  I am happy to reopen the Satellites in order to make everyone’s life a little easier in regard to motor vehicle business.”

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General Information:
Hours: County Clerk: 8:30am – 4:00pm
DMV: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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