Erie County
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Public Records in Erie

Type of Record
Availability
Court Runner Service
COURT
Unavailable
SEX OFFENDER
Unavailable
FELONIES
Unavailable
MISDEMEANORS
Unavailable
ARREST
Unavailable
TRAFFIC
Unavailable
WARRANT
Unavailable

Erie County Criminal & Court Records

County Clerk

Address
92 Franklin St, 1st Fl Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone
716-858-8865
Fax
716-858-6550
Hours
9AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil
Restricted Records
No sealed records released
Civil Note
Online access to the county clerk's database of civil matters is free at http://ecclerk.erie.gov. Records go back to 01/93. Also, access to current/pending Supreme Court civil cases is at http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcivil/ecourtsMain.
General Note
Countywide search requests made to the County Clerk are processed in the manner described below. Office now located near the 92 Franklin St entrance in old section of courthouse. No misdemeanor records located here.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records in books back to 1900's.

Record Retrieval Methods

In person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Buffalo City Court

Address
50 Delaware Ave Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone
716-845-2689
Fax
716-847-8257
Hours
9AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No sealed or youthful offender 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.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, DOB, date of offense

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1983, prior in books back to 1974

Record Retrieval Methods

In person only

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Supreme & County Court

Address
92 Franklin St Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone
716-858-8865
Fax
716-858-6550
Hours
9AM-4:45PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil
Restricted Records
No sealed records released
Civil Note
Online access to the county clerk's database of civil matters is free at http://ecclerk.erie.gov. Records go back to 2/1994.
General Note
Court directs civil search requests to county clerk, for crim to OCA for $65.00 state record check. Access current/pending Supreme Ct cases at http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/ and also search pending criminal appearances.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records in books back to 1900's.

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Lackawanna City Court

Address
714 Ridge Rd Lackawanna, NY 14218
Phone
716-827-6486
Fax
716-825-1874
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No sealed or youthful offender records released

Criminal Records

Required Information

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1994, prior on docket books

Record Retrieval Methods

None

Civil Records

Required Information

name; also helpful: years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Tonawanda City Court

Address
200 Niagara St Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone
716-845-2160
Fax
716-693-1612
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No sealed records released
General Note
Preliminary felonies heard here.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search (case number, arrest date if Cert of Disposition).

Years Available

Criminal records on computer since 1986, prior on index cards, 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

Erie County Court Recorder Offices

County Clerk

Address
Erie County 92 Franklin St Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone
716-858-8865
Fax
716-858-6550
Hours
9AM-5PM
Record Avalilability
Separate old indices include manual mortgage, deed, judgment, releases, etc; newer records on computer. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1986 for deeds, other records back to 2/18/1994.

Courier Offices

Address
92 Franklin St County Hall

County Assessor

Phone
716-858-8333