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New York Court Records

The New York Court Records website will help New York citizens understand the structure of the state’s judiciary system as well as its counties, cities, and other municipalities. They will learn about the different types of trial courts in the Empire State including the various kinds of appellate, superior, and inferior courts. In addition to describing the different levels and arms of the New York State Unified Court System, the New York Court Records website will also serve as a guide for New York citizens looking for court records. It provides clear instructions about obtaining copies of New York court records and offers search tools for safely accessing those records online.

The New York Court Records website serves as a gateway for locating and viewing the state’s public records. It provides citizens with relevant information about where and how to obtain these records in compliance with the New York Freedom of Information Law passed in 1977 and amended in 1982, 2005, and 2008. Besides court records, citizens can learn about, and find, various New York criminal justice and vital records.

Through this website, the public can find crime data, criminal history reports, sex offender information, and jail information for many of the the 62 counties in New York State including the five coterminous county-boroughs of New York City. Results may vary depending on the municipality or county searched. Gaining access to these records helps New York residents enjoy the freedoms afforded by one of the founding principles of the United States: to uphold fairness and justice in all matters.

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