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2018 Mobile Passport Office Coming to A Town Near You!

We're currently scheduling community visits for our Mobile Passport Office's 2018 season.

At the Mobile Office, our Community Outreach staff can assist residents to apply for a United States Passport, including taking passport photos on site. On average, over 900 applications are accepted each year at our Mobile Passport Office.  Please see our Calendar of Events for dates when the Mobile Office will be coming to your community, and check back often, as new dates are being added.

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Idoni Honored as New York's County Clerk of the Year

County Clerk Wins Two State Awards

Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni was honored by his peers with two prestigious awards on June 12, 2017 at the New York State Association of County Clerks (NYSACC) conference held in Lake Placid, New York. Idoni, currently serving in his twelfth year as the county’s recorder of land records and Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts, was hailed for his leadership in professional management processes, legislative advocacy and twenty-first century technological advancements. These are the ninth and tenth awards won since 2010, primarily for technological leadership and fiscal efficiency through systems that can be duplicated in counties all over the country.

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Tutorials Available on County Clerk's YouTube Channel

Westchester County Clerk's YouTube Channel Features Tutorials on Using Our WRO and PREP Systems

The Westchester County Clerk’s YouTube Channel features eight tutorial videos on using Westchester Records Online (WRO) to search for land and legal records and using the Property Records Electronic Portal (PREP) to record land records in Westchester County.

Tutorials for WRO and PREP include:

WRO PREP
Searching Maps The Basics of Using PREP
Basics of Searching Land Records Entering a Deed in PREP
Basics of Searching Legal Records Entering a Mortgage in PREP
Viewing Images as a Registered User Entering a Satisfaction in PREP

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Search Documents on Westchester Records Online

Search thousands of Westchester County Clerk records right from your home or office through our online portal, Westchester Records Online (WRO), by clicking the "Records Online" button on the left. You can find records ranging from 18th century deeds to judgments entered in our Legal Division last week to subdivision maps and atlases spanning the entire history of Westchester County. There is a fee to view images of documents (to offset the cost of scanning these documents), but quite a bit of data about a document is available free of charge. Click on "Records Online" and follow the instructions on the screen to get started. Sensitive documents such as matrimonial judgments or other sealed documents are not available online and require you to visit our office in White Plains and show proper identification. For more information, call 914-995-3080.

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File Military Discharge Papers

veteransVeterans are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to file a copy of their military discharge papers with the County Clerk’s office. This important document will be saved in perpetuity and should the veteran ever misplace or damage the document, an image can be provided, free of charge, by the Clerk. To file, bring your original DD-214 to the Legal Division of the Office of the Westchester County Clerk. It will be copied and returned to you immediately. Read More

Pistol Permit Processing

The Office of the Westchester County Clerk supports both the court and the Department of Public Safety by accepting pistol permit applications and maintaining records of issued pistol permits. Read More

Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates

The Office of the Westchester County Clerk does not issue or record birth, marriage or death certificates.  However, the following information is provided to assist you in obtaining these records:

Birth and Death Certificates: The Office of the Westchester County Clerk does not issue or record birth and death certificates. In Westchester County, these records can be obtained from the local clerk in the village, town or city in which the event being documented, birth or death, took place. For the telephone numbers of local clerks throughout Westchester County, please review our List of Phone Numbers for City, Town and Village Clerks.

Marriage Certificates: The Office of the Westchester County Clerk does not issue or record marriage certificates. In Westchester County, marriage records for marriages which took place between 1908 and 1936 can be obtained from the Westchester County Archives. Other marriage records must be obtained from the local clerk in the village, town or city where the marriage license was obtained. For the telephone numbers of local clerks throughout Westchester County, please review our List of Phone Numbers for City, Town and Village Clerks.

New York State Resources: In addition to contacting local clerks, or the Westchester County Archives, you may be able to obtain vital records from New York State. The Vital Records Section of the New York State Department of Health files certificates for births and deaths that occur in New York State outside of New York City and for marriage licenses issued in New York State outside of New York City. Also on file are divorce records for all of New York State since 1963. The Vital Records Section provides qualified applicants with certified copies of the certificates associated with these events. Uncertified copies of older certificates are available for genealogy research.

TCI Natiralization

Naturalization Ceremonies
Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni is proud to administer the Oath of Citizenship to new citizens twice a month at naturalization ceremonies which take place at the Richard J. Daronco Courthouse in White Plains. These ceremonies mark the culmination of the process of applying for United States citizenship for our newest citizens.

The Process of Becoming a Citizen
Citizenship is one of the most coveted gifts that the United States government can bestow. Most people become U.S. citizens by birth within the United States or to U.S. citizen parents. However, others become U.S. citizens by naturalization. Naturalization is the process by which United States citizenship is conferred upon a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). These requirements include a period of residency within the United States, the ability to read, write and speak English, and an understanding of United States history, among other things. In addition, all naturalization applicants must demonstrate good moral character. For information on applying for citizenship, please visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' website  or download the 10 steps to Naturalization or call (800)375-5283.


 

 



 

In Westchester County, Justices or Judges of the Supreme or County Court, respectively, determine whether a pistol license will be issued.  The Westchester County Department of Public Safety Pistol License Unit acts as the investigative service to the Court for all firearm license matters.  The Office of the Westchester County Clerk maintains all firearm license records upon issuance of the license by the court.

Applying For A Pistol License In Westchester County: The Westchester County Pistol Permit Application & Application Instructions and the Pistol License Safety & Information Handbook for Westchester County are available at the Department of Public Safety's Pistol License Unit website.

Application for Amended or Duplicate Pistol License: To add or remove a gun, change restriction, change employer, change address or request a duplicate pistol license, you must complete a State of New York Firearms License Amendment and submit it with the required fee to the Westchester County Clerk Pistol Licensing Division, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 340, White Plains, NY 10601.

Pistol License Recertification form: As mandated by the Westchester County Record-Keeping and Handgun Accountability Act, all current pistol licenses must be recertified with the Westchester County Clerk every five (5) years (on your birthday). Submit two (2) original copies of the Pistol License Recertification Form, along with the required fee, to the Westchester County Clerk Pistol Licensing Division, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 340, White Plains, NY 10601.

Pistol License Fees: The fees listed below can be paid by check or money order (if you are mailing forms in) payable to "Westchester County Clerk", or by cash or credit card if you come into the office.

Processing Fee $10.00 (*)
Recertification (Renewal) $10.00 (*)
Transfer (to or from a different county) $ 5.00 x 2
(One check payable to the Clerk of the county you are transferring to)
Amendment $ 3.00
Duplicate/Lost/Mutilated replacement $ 5.00
Dealer/Gunsmith $10.00

*The processing and recertification fees are waived for Qualified Retired Police Officers, Uniformed Court Officers in the Unified Court System, Retired Correction officers and others as set forth in New York State Penal Law Section 400.00(14).

Westchester County Firearms Safety Course: The New York State Penal Code Section 400.00(4-b) states  “In the county of Westchester, at the time of application…  (the) licensing officer shall require that the applicant submit a certificate of successful completion of a firearms safety course and test issued in his or her name and endorsed and affirmed under the penalties of perjury by a duly authorized instructor. “

Forms:

State of New York Pistol License Amendment Form

Pistol License Recertification Form

NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption

Request for Pistol License Transfer

List of Certified Instructors

The following forms are available on the Department of Public Safety's Pistol License Unit webpage.
  • Pistol License Safety & Information Handbook for Westchester County
  • New York State Pistol License Application
  • New York State Gunsmith/Dealer License Application
  • Attachment for Target Shooting
  • Attachment for Hunting
  • Attachment for Employment
  • Attachment for Full Carry
  • Attachment for Retired PO Full Carry
  • Attachment for Premise Business
  • Attachment for Premise Dwelling
  • Attachment for Antique Pistol Collection
  • Attachment Generic
  • Statement of Firearms Co-Ownership
  • Affidavit of Private Sale of Firearms

 

Questions? Our staff is ready to assist you in our White Plains office. Call or email us at (914) 995-3088/3086 or email .

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Visiting Our Office?

Enter through the courthouse and proceed to the third floor.

Richard J. Daronco Courthouse
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
Passport Hours: 8am - 4:30pm
Closed on official holidays.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 4

Naturalization Ceremony
2 p.m. Daronco Courthouse
(New Citizens arrive at 1 p.m.)
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601


 

Monday, October 8

Columbus Day
Office Closed
Office will reopen on Tuesday, October 9th at 8am


 

Thursday, October 18

Naturalization Ceremony
2 p.m. Daronco Courthouse
(New Citizens arrive at 1 p.m.)
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601