The County Clerk’s Office announces additional measures to reduce exposure to COVID-19 when conducting business at the County Clerk’s Office and DMV

Please be advised that in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the office of the Putnam County Clerk is embarking on additional measures to reduce exposure and encourage social distancing while providing necessary services to our customers.

As such, we are urging all patrons to visit our offices only in an emergent situation.

If you must visit our offices to avail yourself of our services please be advised that we must reduce our staff in the office by 50% and will only have limited resources to assist our customers at this time.

Visitors to the County Clerk’s Office will be for expedite passport applications and emergencies only.

Patrons should use the drop box located outside the County Office Building for routine pistol permit transactions, business certificate filings, judgment transcript filings, non-emergency court filings, notary public renewals, land recordings.

Patrons should visit our website at for information on forms (pistol permit, passport, etc.), electronic filing of court records, electronic recording of land records, Freedom of Information Law requests and online records search.

On Tuesday March 17, 2020 visitors to the Putnam County DMV will be limited to a maximum of 6 patrons at a time.  Customers are also reminded to visit for online processing options such as driver’s license renewals, vehicle registration renewals and duplicate items.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding during this time and will relax these restrictions when it is safe to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at 845-808-1142 or via e-mail at