U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING ON PISTOL LICENSES

In its ruling on June 23, 2022, the US Supreme Court said that “Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense.” Before this ruling, New York State law had mandated that getting a license to carry a gun in public on the person (unrestricted carry) requires an actual need — sometimes called “good cause” or “proper cause” — to carry the weapon.  In its 6/23/22 decision, the Supreme Court struck down New York's “proper cause" requirement for unrestricted carry.

The Rockland County Clerk’s Office is awaiting direction from the State of New York on the new protocols and procedures required to implement this ruling.  As soon as we are informed of these new processes, we will inform the public on our website home page at www.rocklandcountyclerk.com

To receive updates on the implementation of this ruling, please use our  "HELP & COMMENTS" form.  Complete the form with your name & email address and note "Pistol Permit Update" in the Subject Line.

Further questions can be directed to our office via email, to rocklandcountyclerk@co.rockland.ny.us

    IN-OFFICE APPOINTMENT PROCEDURES - Effective 7/1/22  

  • For passports, appointments are required on Fridays only.  Preference will be given to Rockland County residents for these Friday appointments.
  • For Hand-Carry Passports, appointments are required every day.
  • For Passport groups of 3 or more applicants, appointments are highly recommended.
  • For Pistol Licenses, appointments are required every day.


Appointments are optional for all other services &/or times not specified above and can be made by calling (845) 638-5075. 

Use of our outside dropbox is encouraged.

Welcome from Rockland County Clerk
Donna G. Silberman

DS21.jpg"I am pleased to provide you with this website and hope you will find its information, forms and applications useful. We are proudly responsible for offering  services in the areas of Passports, Court Records, Land Records, Immigration, Business Certificates, Notary Public and Pistol Licenses. Our records can be searched through this website 24/7, via our state-of-the-art document management system and database.

If my staff or I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to visit or contact us through the "contact & location" tab on the left side of our homepage."

"We sincerely look forward to meeting and serving you soon!"

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Many of the Rockland County Clerk's documents have been converted to digital format and are available online free of charge. You can search and view a wide variety of records, including court, land, maps, naturalization, notary public, judgments, and many others.

** URGENT NOTICE TO COUNTY CLERK CUSTOMERS **

Due to Coronavirus concerns, services will be provided by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call (845) 638-5075.

Please direct inquiries to one of the following numbers:

  • Apostilles: 845-708-7170
  • Land Records: 845-638-5069
  • Court Records: 845-638-5094
  • Pistol Licenses: 845-638-5320
  • Business Certificates: 845-638-5075
  • Passports: 845-638-5098
  • Notary Public: 845-708-7170
  • All other questions: 845-638-5221

Additionally, many documents can be filed utilizing eRecording, eFiling, the County Clerk Drop Box – (Courthouse Parking Lot) and Mail.

Alternatives to In-Office Visits:

  • Search/File/Record Documents & Download Applications Online at: www.rocklandcountyclerk.com
  • Send mail to Rockland County Clerk, 1 South Main Street, Suite 100, New City, NY 10956
  • Call us at (845) 638-5221.
  • Utilize the drop-box located in the Courthouse parking lot.


E-recording Vendors for Real Estate Transactions:

Your cooperation during this difficult period is greatly appreciated.

Additional Deed Recording Fee To Take Effect On March 11, 2020

Effective March 11, 2020 there will be a $10 fee added to all residential deed recordings.
See Letter for more information.