Instant Access to New York State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of StateRecords.org
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New York Public Records

New York citizens have the right to seek out, obtain, study, and use public records held by government agencies, municipal bodies, and law enforcement authorities. This right is presented to them by both New York’s and the United States’ Freedom of Information Law, which states that any record generated by authority bodies is considered public until officially sealed.

These records are available to all members of the general public, who are able to access these records in a concise and immediate manner, and without requiring the divulgence of personal information unless such information is required to access confidential information.

Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records, and Arrest Records from over 33 million transparent public records are available on this website.

State Records offers a search feature that allows users to seek out and obtain public records in all their forms in an accurate and immediate manner. Records for New York are gathered from as far back as 1850, and include information from all 62 counties in New York State. This fulfils the mission of Freedom of Information Laws from a country, state, county and municipal level, which is to offer transparency to further assure a “fair and just society” for all.

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