Welcome to the Essex County Government Center website. The world-famous, picturesque mountain village of Lake Placid, nestled in the scenic High Peaks of the Adirondacks and the shores of Mirror Lake in Essex County, is the proud site of legendary performances in two Winter Olympics.  Hike in the highest peaks and vast pristine forests of the Adirondacks, or take your canoe and fishing pole to numerous ponds, lakes, and rivers  Go boating on Lake Placid, relax in the lakeside towns along Lake Champlain or Schroon Lake, experience the rich history of Fort Ticonderoga, or explore the Ausable Chasm. Take a virtual tour of the Adirondacks.   Please visit www.Whiteface.com for activities and events at the Olympic venues.  The County offers many more seasonal and year-round recreational and cultural activities. (Banner photo: Pyramid Mountain from the Gothics trail, by Anna Reynolds)

The Essex County Treasurer’s Office now accepts credit and debit card payments for delinquent property taxes and installment payments – please CLICK HERE for more information.

Please note: all FOIL requests should be directed to County Attorney Dan Manning (518) 873-3380

The Essex County Courthouse will be observing Summer Hours (8 am – 4 pm) from June 1st through August 28th.
This will affect the following Offices / Courts: Assemblyman Dan Stec, Commissioner of Jurors, County Clerk, County Court, Department of Motor Vehicles, District Attorney, Family Court, Supreme Court, Surrogate’s Court.

Regular Business Days, 4pm – 5pm only: Documents to be filed / recorded in the County Clerk’s Office can be time stamped at the Essex County Sheriff’s Department Civil Office. The Civil Office is located in the Essex County Public Safety Building at 702 Stowersville Road in Lewis, New York.

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