Commissioner of Deeds

Commissioner of Deeds

Commissioner of Deeds expires December 31 of every even year. All renewals must be received in room 1308. The applications need to be clearly marked as “New” or "Renewal". For renewal, applications are accepted from November 1st on. You must either live or work in the City of Buffalo to qualify for appointment.

Applications for Renewals

Submitting the Application

Completed forms with signatures witnessed by a valid Notary or Commissioner of Deeds are to be submitted to:
City Clerk’s Office
Room 1308 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202

The cost is $20 payable to the City Clerk’s office.

Filing Fee

After Common Council approval you will be notified by the County of Erie to sign your oath card and pay an additional $10 filing fee payable to:
Erie County Clerk
92 Franklin Street
Buffalo NY 14202

Waived Fee

Any City of Buffalo, County, or NYS Government Employee applying for a renewal required for the "Proper Performance of Public Duty" in which the fee is waived must attach a letter signed by their Department Head to the City Clerk as well as a letter to the County Deputy Clerk listing the names of the individuals. Departments with several applicants should submit all applications and corresponding letters at the same time.


Should you have any questions and/or concerns regarding the process, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon R. Adler by calling 716-851-5432 or email Sharon R. Adler.