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Wed, Feb 14 2018


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Mon, Jan 22 2018

Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello announced that his downtown office will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 every weeknight between now and January 31, exclusively to handle pistol permit transactions.

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County Clerk Adam Bello, Sheriff Todd Baxter Announce Informational Sessions to Help Pistol Permit Holders with Recertification

Fri, Jan 12 2018

“With the first deadline for re-certification fast approaching, I am pleased to work with Sheriff Baxter in providing opportunities for residents to have their questions answered and provide them with instructions on how to meet the new requirements,” said County Clerk Bello.

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Wed, Dec 06 2017

“The demand for pistol permit services has been surging recently as the holiday season gets underway, and as the New York State recertification process has driven permit holders to update their permits, resulting in many questions,” said Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello. “I know it is difficult for many permit holders to visit during normal business hours. Providing additional Saturday hours is a simple way to enhance the customer service experience, making our services much more convenient for local gun owners who need to perform pistol permit transactions.”

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Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello Reacts to Proposed Reappointments of Dozens of Officials

Tue, Jun 13 2017

The filing of oaths of office is a serious issue, which is why last week I proposed a plan to ensure oaths are filed pursuant to NYS law. Protecting taxpayers and following procedures so county government can continue to function, and boards are independent of politics, is critically important to serving the needs of our community.

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County Clerk Bello Makes Rochester DMV Office More Accessible, Reliable

Mon, Mar 06 2017

“I remain committed to providing the 210,000 residents of the City of Rochester and the additional 50,000 people working downtown with a full-time, full-service DMV office and will continue working towards that goal. In the meantime, having a stable, five day a week location is a step in the right direction,” concluded Bello.

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County Clerk Adam Bello Announces Eligibility of 16 and 17 Year Olds to Sign Up to Give the Gift of Life

Tue, Feb 14 2017

“Allowing young adults under the age of 18 to express their desire to make a lifesaving donation is critical to expanding the New York State Organ Donation Registry and saving lives,” said County Clerk Adam Bello. “Many young people who visit our office for a learner’s permit won’t be presented with another opportunity to enroll until their first driver’s license renewal 8 years down the road. That 8 year gap effectively keeps thousands of potential donors off the registry. Today is a giant step forward to filling that gap. Our staff is going to make a serious effort to make sure that everyone visiting a Monroe County DMV is making an informed decision on organ donation,” continued Bello.

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Monroe County Clerk Adam J. Bello and Justices Craig Doran and Matthew Rosenbaum Announce Commencement of E-Filing

Wed, Jan 18 2017

“Since becoming County Clerk, improving customer service has been one of my top priorities,” said Monroe County Clerk Adam J. Bello. “Taking advantage of new technology and applying E-Filing will decrease customer wait times in the Clerk’s office, enhance accessibility for filing court documents, and improve public access to information. I would like to thank Judge Craig Doran, Administrative Judge of the 7th Judicial District, and Judge Matthew Rosenbaum, Supervising Judge of the 7th Judicial District, for their leadership on this project.”

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County Clerk Adam Bello Announces End to Fee Waiving Practice in Clerk's Office

Fri, Sep 16 2016

Following an internal investigation, Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello has uncovered several serious issues which have cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars and violated federal and state laws. Over 600 transactions involving the county fee for plastic pistol permit conversion cards, local passport execution fees, a notary public renewal and custom data queries were intentionally waived – costing Monroe County taxpayers over $35,000.

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Monroe County Task Force on Vacant and Abandoned Properties Announces Public Forum Dates

Tue, Aug 02 2016

...Additionally, there will be two public meetings. The first is on Monday, August 8 at the Irondequoit Town Library, 1290 Titus Avenue, from 6 to 8 pm. The second public meeting will be on Monday, August 15 in the Rochester City Council Chambers, 30 Church Street from 6 to 8 pm...

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County Clerk Announces New Program to Help Local Governments Track Homes Entering the Foreclosure Process

Thu, Jun 09 2016

“These steps will provide local governments with important information that will assist them in their efforts to protect their residents and tax base,” added County Clerk Bello. “I am pleased that our Task Force is already finding changes that can be implemented quickly and that will help increase cooperation and coordination between those responsible for tackling the threats posed by vacant and abandoned properties.”

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Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello Announces the Creation of Vacant and Abandoned Property Task Force

Thu, May 05 2016

In an effort to focus attention on and help local governments address the issue of vacant and abandoned properties, Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello today announced the creation of a Task Force on Vacant and Abandoned Properties.

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Monroe County Clerk Adam J. Bello Reminds Motorcyclists – All Registrations Expire April 30

Thu, Apr 21 2016

Monroe County Clerk Adam J. Bello is reminding all motorcyclists that, as per New York State law, all motorcycle registrations expire on April 30 and must be renewed on or before that date.

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Monroe County Clerk Adam J. Bello, Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network Ask County Residents to "Donate Life"

Fri, Apr 15 2016

Each April, donor organizations and transplant advocates celebrate “Donate Life Month.” This year, County Clerk Adam J. Bello is joining them in supporting the critical public health goal of increasing organ donation with outreach efforts aimed at customers at each of the county’s DMV branches and at the clerk’s office downtown.

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