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. For reservations at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport, please call (518) 962-8733. For facility use permit requests, storage or fee schedules, please visit the Fairgrounds website. (Banner photo: the High Peaks Summer 2016, by Anna Reynolds)

New primary residence homeowners: REGISTER for STAR credit here!

Please note: County Courthouse/County Clerk Summer Hours June 1st – August 31st, 8 am – 4 pm, DMV 8:15 am – 3:45 pm.

County Clerk’s Office 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.

Essex County Room Occupancy Tax Law | Room Occupancy Tax Registration form with instructions and the Room Occupancy Tax Return form with instructions (both fillable with Internet Explorer and Google Chrome)

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

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