Office of the Albany County Clerk

Forms Available Online

The forms necessary for the following applications, filings or requests are available on our website in PDF format.

How to Apply for a Pistol Permit, Amendment, or Gunsmith/Dealer License in Albany County
The Albany County Clerk's office is the recordkeeper for all pistol permit documents and gunsmith/dealer licenses in Albany County. Learn more » 

How to File a DBA
A "DBA" (shorthand for "doing business as") is officially referred to as an "Assumed Business Name" in New York State law. Section 130 of the State's General Business Law sets out the requirements and conditions of DBAs. Banks require a certified copy of your filed DBA before they will allow you to open a bank account for your new business. We're pleased to offer a downloadable form as well as a customer satisfaction survey. Learn more »

How to File a FOIL Request
Also known as "Public Information" requests, these requests are governed by New York State's "Freedom of Information Law" (§§84-90 of the Public Officers Law). Albany County has a downloadable form for your convenience, and will accept requests by email. Learn more »

IMPORTANT UPDATE about Changes in the NYS Pistol Permit Law
Information about the new renewable permit process and requests to exempt your name and address from FOIL disclosure Learn more »

NYS Nonresident Real Property Estimated Income Tax Form
New York State requires filing of the Nonresident Real Property Estimated Income Tax Payment Form (IT-2663) when an out-of-state resident sells property in Albany County. Form IT-2663 is available for download, with accompanying instructions. Learn more »

Petition for Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR)
A less costly and more informal alternative to a Tax Certiorari proceeding, the Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) provides property owners an opportunity to challenge the assessment on their real property. Learn more »

Return of Original Mortgage or Deed Form
Documents submitted for recording MUST be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope ("SASE") for return of the original document. Originals submitted without a SASE will be returned to you if you complete the document retrieval form and deliver it to the County Clerk's office with a check for $1.00 per document requested. CLICK HERE for FORM [PDF]

Index Number Application
This form is used to initiate an action in court. Click here to open the PDF form


Request for Judicial Intervention forms ("RJI" Forms) external website
These forms are often used with the Index Number Application when initiating a court proceeding. These new, fillable PDF forms may be used immediately; the previous RJI form dated 2000 can ONLY be used until August 31, 2011. From the NYS Unified Court System Website.

Divorce Forms external website
These forms are used to initiate a divorce action in court. Link goes to the NYS Unified Court System Website.