City Hall re-opened to the public on March 22, 2021, but we encourage you to do transactions by mail whenever possible. Be advised that only one party will be allowed in the City Clerk’s office at a time, so you may need to wait longer than usual should you choose to come in person. A mask that covers your nose and mouth will be required at all times in City Hall, and visitors are expected to adhere to public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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.

Commissioner of Deeds Application Form

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 contact the City Clerk’s Office via email at [email protected] or via phone at (518) 279-7134.