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Albany County Criminal & Court Records

County Clerk

Address
32 N Russell Rd Albany, NY 12206
Phone
518-487-5101
Fax
518-487-5099
Hours
9AM-4:45PM (recordings until 3PM)
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil
Restricted Records
No sealed, expunged, adoption, sex offense, juvenile, mental health or divorce records released
Civil Note
Historical records are not online, but access to current/pending Supreme Court civil cases is at http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcivil/FCASMain.
General Note
Countywide search requests made to the County Clerk are processed in the manner described below.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1981, prior in books

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Albany City Court - Misdemeanors

Address
1 Morton Ave Albany, NY 12202
Phone
518-453-5520
Fax
518-447-8778
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
Restricted Records
No sealed, expunged, adoption, sex offense, juvenile, or mental health records released without a signed release.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, date of arrest, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records on computer since mid-'93, on index cards prior

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Cohoes City Court

Address
PO Box 678 97 Mohawk St Cohoes, NY 12047-0678
Phone
518-453-5501
Fax
518-233-8202
Hours
8:15AM-3:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No sealed or expunged records released
Civil Note
WebCivil Local at http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcivil/ecourtsMain contains information on both active and disposed Civil Court cases. Search by index number, party name, attorney/firm name or judge. No fee.
General Note
Criminal searches are done by: NYS Office of Court Administration, Office of Administrative Services, Criminal History Record Search, 25 Beaver St, Rm 840, New York, NY 10004. $65.00 for statewide search fee.

Criminal Records

Required Information

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1/96, earlier in storage.

Record Retrieval Methods

None

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Watervliet City Court

Address
2 15th St Watervliet, NY 12189
Phone
518-270-3803
Fax
518-270-3812
Hours
8AM-3PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1991, prior on index cards back to 1975

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Supreme & County Court

Address
County Court, Courthouse, Rm 102 16 Eagle St Albany, NY 12207
Phone
518-285-8777 county court; 518-285-8989 Supreme
Fax
518-487-5020
Hours
9AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil
Restricted Records
No sealed, expunged, adoption, sex offense, juvenile, mental health or divorce records released
General Note
This court does not hold closed case records. It directs criminal search requests to the OCA for a $65.00 statewide record check. However, for an Albany countywide search, see the County Clerk in a separate listing.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1981, prior in books

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Albany County Court Recorder Offices

County Clerk

Address
Albany County 32 N Russell Rd Albany, NY 12206
Phone
518-487-5120
Fax
518-487-5099
Hours
9AM-4:45PM
Record Avalilability
All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1980.

Courier Offices

Address
32 N Russell Rd Albany, NY 12206

County Assessor

Phone
518-487-5290

Treasurer

Phone
518-447-7070

Elections

Appraiser
518-487-5060

Vital

Appraiser
518-434-5045 (Albany City only)