New York Public Records
To access public records in New York for whatever legal purposes, you can visit the following agencies:
- Bureau of Vital Statistics
- State Department of Records
- Office of the Attorney General
- State Supreme Court
- Circuit Clerks Offices
- County Sheriff Association
How to procure New York public records?
- Print an application form specific for the record you want to get.
- Provide the complete name of the person/s named on the record, your relationship to the subject, and the reason for obtaining a copy of the record.
- For death records, please state the complete legal name of the deceased, the date and county of death, and the social security number if known.
- For marriage certificates, indicate the date and county where the couple tied the knot. Please include the county where the marriage license was obtained.
- For divorce decrees, specify as to when the divorce happened and what county the divorce was filed.
- For arrest and criminal records, specify the name of the subject, and provide as much information as you can to narrow the results.
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