Office of the Albany County Clerk

Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains questions we often hear at the County Clerk's office and the Hall of Records. Click a question to view our answer. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, please contact us by email at or by phone (518) 487-5100.

County Clerk FAQs

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  • Do you have old newspapers?

  • How can I find information on a missing person? Can you do a background check on someone? What information do you have about me?

  • How would I find out who currently owns a particular piece of property?

  • I was told that the record I need would be in Albany. Why don't you have it?

  • Where can I get a copy of the accident report from my recent accident?

  • Where would I get a copy of my marriage license?

  • Do you have my bankruptcy papers?

  • Where do I get a copy of my birth certificate?

  • I lost my Social Security card. Can you give me a replacement?

  • I'm a Notary Public and I have not received my Notary renewal. I'm told you have it in Albany.

  • Where do I get a copy of a divorce decree?

  • Do you have a copy of my deed?

  • Do you have the court record I'm looking for?

  • Where can I find a will?

  • How do I find adoption records?