Commissioners of Deeds

CITY HALL HOURS  |  The City Clerk's Office is located in City Hall. City Hall is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. City Hall is not open on these Holidays.

What is a Commissioner of Deeds?

A Commissioner of Deeds witnesses signatures and administers oaths. A Commissioner of Deeds may sign as a witness only where it indicates Commissioner of Deeds or Notary Public, but not where it specifies Notary Public only. Commissioner of Deeds are appointed by Resolution of the Troy City Council. The authority of a Commissioner of Deeds exists only within the limits of the city in which they are appointed. Commissioner of Deeds appointed by the Troy City Council can only act within their jurisdiction of the City of Troy.

View the Commissioner of Deeds Application Form (PDF).

Appointment Process

If your application is approved by the Troy City Clerk, it will appear on the agenda for the next Regular meeting of the Troy City Council. After the Council approves your appointment, it will be forwarded to the Rensselaer County Clerk, 105 3rd Street, Troy, NY. The Rensselaer County Clerk will mail you information to finalize your appointment and you must do so within 30 days. There will be a fee of $10 to be paid to the Rensselaer County Clerk.


Please email the City Clerk's Office or call 518-279-7134.