News from Clerk's Office
Before you pay a third party big money for your property information …
Be warned: Cattaraugus County will never solicit you to try to sell you information regarding your property – and anybody who does probably doesn’t have your best interest at heart.
Dear Pistol Permit Holder:
New York State recently passed the “ NYSAFE ACT” which gives pistol permit holders the ability to “Opt-Out” and request that their permit information be kept private and confidential.
The recent flooding in the Cattaraugus County Center caused severe damage to the Little Valley Motor Vehicle Office and the office will need to be closed for repairs. According to County Clerk James K. Griffith, the office will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2012 and all work should be completed by the end of the following week. The office will reopen Friday, November 23, 2012 at 8:00AM.
Driver License Points Added to Strengthen Distracted Driving Law, Decrease Cell Phone Use
Officials at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have announced that the Department will impose two points on the driving records of those who have been found guilty of driving while using a cell phone for offenses committed on or after February 16, 2011. Previously, no points were assigned for talking on a cell phone although two points are assigned for texting while driving violations.
Cattaraugus County Clerk James K. Griffith is urging all county residents to be very aware of a company called "New York Retrieval Inc". This company is sending letters to property owners in the county offering to secure a certified copy of the deed for their property for a fee of nearly $60.00.
Enhanced Drivers Licenses available 09/16/2008
All three Motor Vehicle Offices in Cattaraugus County will be offering the new Enhanced Driver Licenses beginning Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 8:00am. The staff in the Olean, Little Valley and Delevan Offices have received training in the processing of these licenses which will allow border crossing between the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean without the need for a US Passport.