New return policy -- June 1st, 2023
As of June 1st, 2023 the Cattaraugus County Clerk’s office will no longer return recorded documents that are not accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope [SASE] of adequate size and postage for the return of all documents. These documents must have a way of being returned to the appropriate party without the taxpayers of Cattaraugus County incurring the cost.
The Cattaraugus County Clerk's Office records are now available online!
We are pleased to announce that our office's records can now be accessed via a web portal hosted by our vendor, Cott Systems. You will be able to look at all of the indexing -- the who, what, when information of a document -- at no cost. If you need to view the document or obtain a copy, there is a fee schedule that is explained on the site. Click here to get started.
Please note that you will always be able to get copies of any of your documents directly through the clerk's office as well!
**NOTE: As of March 13, 2020 there is a $10 increase to the cost of recording deeds for residential property in New York State. This increase allows for the notification of grantors that a transaction has taken place that affects their ownership of real property, as per an amendment to Section 291 of the Real Property Law. This increase will NOT apply to commercial or agricultural property.**