Rensselaer New York
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Rensselaer City Court

Address
62 Washington St Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone
518-453-4680
Fax
518-462-3307
Hours
8AM-3PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records
No sealed, expunged, adoption, sex offense, juvenile or mental health records released

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB, signed release

Years Available

Criminal records back 20 years.

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Troy City Court

Address
51 State St, 2nd Fl Troy, NY 12180
Phone
518-453-5900
Fax
518-274-2816
Hours
8:30AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No sealed 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, approx or exact date of arrest, DOB, aliases, offense

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1989, prior in books

Record Retrieval Methods

In person only

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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County Clerk

Address
105 3rd St Troy, NY 12180
Phone
518-270-4080
Fax
518-271-7998
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil
Restricted Records
No sealed, open/pending cases, youthful offender records released
Civil Note
Lookup current or pending Supreme Court civil cases at http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcivil/FCASMain.
General Note
Countywide record search requests made to the county clerk are processed in the manner described below. Civil and criminal divisions are separate and managed by separate clerks.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful- DOB.

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1986; prior in books to 1976

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Supreme & County Court

Address
80 2nd St Troy, NY 12180
Phone
518-285-5025
Fax
518-270-3714
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil
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
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 a countywide search, see the County Clerk in a separate listing.

Criminal Records

Required Information

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

Civil Records

Required Information

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Rensselaer County Court Recorder Offices

County Clerk

Address
Rensselaer County 105 3rd St Troy, NY 12180
Phone
518-270-4080
Fax
518-271-7998
Hours
8:30AM-5PM; 7PM Th
Record Avalilability
All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1995.

Courier Offices

Address
105 3rd St Courthouse Troy, NY 12180

County Assessor

Phone
518-270-2755

Treasurer

Phone
518-270-2751