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Commissioner of Deeds

In order to be eligible for a Commissioner of Deeds, the individual needs to be the following:
  • A citizen of United States
  • Over the age of 18 years
  • Reside in the City of Watertown or work in the City of Watertown and reside in the County of Jefferson
The term for Commissioner of Deeds is for two years and it expires December 31st of the even years.
Renewal notices will sent prior to the expiration.

Commissioner of Deeds can only perform the functions authorized by NYS Department of State Executive Law § 142 within the City of Watertown.

Please submit a completed application form along with the fee of $25 to the City Clerk’s Office.