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Allegany County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Allegany County Public Records?

Under the New York Freedom of Information Law, Allegany County public records include all government agency records received, generated, reproduced or held, while carrying out official functions. The law also restricts access to certain records, some of which include:

  • Trade secrets and other commercial or financial details
  • Any record where disclosure would cause an unwarranted invasion of a person’s privacy
  • Any law enforcement record where disclosure would affect a person’s right to a fair trial, interfere with regular court proceedings or law enforcement investigations or reveal the identity of a confidential informant
  • Records where disclosure would endanger lives and property
  • Advisory, deliberative, or consultative inter- or intra-agency records
  • Test questions, answers, scoring keys, and other related information
  • Records specifically exempted by any state or federal statute

Allegany County Crime Statistics

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) publishes annual crime statistics for all counties in the state. The report shows that Allegany recorded a total of 456 crimes in 2019, including 61 violent crimes and 395 property crimes. Reported violent crimes include 30 cases of rape, 1 robbery, and 30 aggravated assault occurrences. Property crimes include 97 burglaries and 26 motor vehicle thefts. Larceny was the most committed Allegany County crime in 2019, with 272 reported cases. Overall, the Allegany County crime rate dropped by 0.2% compared to 2018.

Are Allegany County Criminal Records Public?

Under state law, Allegany County criminal records are considered public information. All county residents may conduct name-based searches to obtain criminal history information on any person. The New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) provides a statewide criminal history record search (CHRS) resource for finding Allegany County criminal records. Interested parties may submit requests online or by mail. For a mail request, record seekers must complete a Criminal History Record Search Application Form with the full name and date of birth of the person to be searched. Each request costs $95. Mail requests are payable by checks or money orders made out to the “N.Y.S. Office of Court Administration.” Send mail requests to:

NYS Office of Court Administration
Office of Administrative Services
Criminal History Record Search
25 Beaver Street (Room 840 – Front Desk)
New York, NY 10004
Email: CHRS@nycourts.gov

Note that the CHRS will only provide a record if there is an exact match of the subject’s name and date of birth. Also, the record will not contain civil, family, or federal court case details.

How to Obtain Allegany County Police Reports and Arrest Records

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office maintains and issues copies of police reports and arrest records to eligible parties. Record seekers will need to provide details on the arrested person and the related incident. The details should include the person’s name, relevant dates and locations, and a description of the incident. The requestor may also provide the name of the arresting officer and agency, as well as charges leveled against the person. Send the details in a written request or visit the Sheriff’s Office at:

Allegany County Sheriff’s Office
4884 State Route 19S
Belmont, NY 14813-9506
Phone: (585) 268-9204
Fax: (585) 268-9484
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Allegany County

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services provides online access to information on registered sex offenders in the state. Through its sex offender search, interested persons may find offenders by providing the person’s last name or zip code. Users may also restrict the results to display only sex offenders that are incarcerated, in jail, or in ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) custody. The search result displays an offender’s full name, date of birth, sex, risk level, race, ethnicity, and other physical descriptors. The displayed information also includes the offender’s photographs, current addresses, conviction date, arresting agency, and details of the crime.

How to Find Allegany County Inmate Records

The New York State Commission of Correction provides access details of inmates held anywhere in the state. Requesters may use the Commission of Correction’s incarcerated individual locators page to find information on Allegany County inmates. Alternatively, persons seeking Allegan County inmate records may submit known details of the inmate to the Sheriff’s Office:

Allegany County Sheriff’s Office
4884 State Route 19S
Belmont, NY 14813-9506
Phone: (585) 268-9204
Fax: (585) 268-9484
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in the Allegany County Jail?

All prospective visitors to the Allegany County Jail must schedule visits by calling (585) 368-9428. Interested persons must call at least 24 hours in advance. Visits are permitted only on Saturdays and Sundays. On each day, male inmates may receive visitors from:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,
  • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Visitation for female inmates is restricted to 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Each inmate is allowed a maximum of two visits per week, each one not lasting more than one hour.

All visitors must arrive at least 15 minutes before the visit. Persons who arrive late will not be allowed in. Visitors should be 18 years old or older. Underage persons may only visit if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If the adult is not the minor’s parent or legal guardian, the person must provide a signed note from the parent or legal guardian, granting permission for the child to be present at the visit. The adult must also present the child’s birth certificate. Visiting minors must be with accompanying adults at all times.

Visitors must always remain seated in the Visitation Room. Loud or boisterous language will not be permitted. Visitors must also wear appropriate clothing at all times. Anyone who flouts the rules may be removed from the facility. Within 24 hours of booking into the Allegany County Jail, each inmate may receive a non-contact visit lasting a maximum of 15 minutes. Thereafter, inmates must be classified before regular weekly visits may begin. Note that classification may take up to 15 business days.

Court Records

Allegany County has a Supreme Court, County Court, Family Court, Surrogate’s Court, and several Town and Village Courts, which operate as part of New York’s 8th Judicial District. Although the Allegany County Supreme Court generally hears matters outside the jurisdiction of other courts, it has original and unlimited jurisdiction over other county cases. All courts provide general access to public Allegany County court records.

Locations of Courts in Allegany County

Allegany County Supreme Court
Allegan County Courthouse
7 Court Street
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 449-3462
Fax: (585) 449-3474

Allegany County Court
Allegany County Courthouse
7 Court Street
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 449-3462
Fax: (585) 449-3474

Allegany County Family Court
Allegany County Courthouse
7 Court Street
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 449-3424
Fax: (585) 449-3470

Allegany County Surrogate’s Court
Allegany County Courthouse
7 Court Street
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 449-3464
Fax: (585) 449-3471

Alfred Town Court
7 West University Street
Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: (607) 587-9142
Fax: (607) 587-9162

Alfred Village Court
7 West University Street
Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: (607) 587-9142
Fax: (607) 587-9162

Allen Town Court
4949 Klein Road
Fillmore, NY 14735
Phone: (585) 567-8320 (Town Office)
Phone: (716) 244-2871 (Justice)
Fax: (585) 567-8322

Alma Town Court
5938 Allen Street
P.O. Box 67
Allentown, NY 14707
Phone: (585) 593-4021
Fax: (585) 593-4027

Almond Town Justice Court
1 Marvin Lane
P.O. Box K
Almond, NY 14804
Phone: (607) 276-2138

Amity Town Court
1 Schuyler Street
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 268-5305

Andover Town Court
22 East Greenwood Street
P.O. Box 777
Andover, NY 14806
Phone: (607) 478-8446
Fax: (607) 478-8664

Angelica Town Court
49 Park Circle
Angelica, NY 14709
Phone: (585) 466-7928
Fax: (585) 466-3580

Belfast Town Court
13 Merton Avenue
P.O. Box 472
Belfast, NY 14711
Phone: (585) 365-9903

Belmont Village Court
1 Schuyler Street
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 268-5305

Birdsall Town Court
9423 County Road 15b
Canaseraga, NY 14822
Phone: (607) 545-6072

Bolivar Town Court
252 Main Street
Bolivar, NY 14715
Phone: (585) 928-1023
Fax: (585) 928-1072

Bolivar Village Court
252 Main Street
Bolivar, NY 14715
Phone: (585) 928-2234
Fax: (585) 928-2045

Burns Town Court
1682 Route 70
Canaseraga, NY 14822
Phone: (607) 545-8998

Caneadea Town Court
8911 State Route 19
P.O. Box 596
Caneadea, NY 14717
Phone: (585) 365-8240
Fax: (585) 365-8240

Centerville Town Court
P.O. Box 71
Centerville, NY 14029
Phone: (585) 567-8424

Clarksville Town Court
2980 School Street
P.O. Box 69
West Clarksville, NY 14786
Phone: (585) 968-2031

Cuba Town Court
15 Water Street
Cuba, NY 14727
Phone: (585) 968-1690
Fax: (585) 968-9008

Friendship Town Court
50 West Main Street
Friendship, NY 14739
Phone: (585) 973-7566
Fax: (585) 973-3015

Genesee Town Court
8296 Main Street
P.O. Box 40
Little Genessee, NY 14754
Phone: (585) 928-2178 extension 3
Fax: (585) 928-2007

Granger Town Court
10404 County Road 15
P.O. Box 132
Fillmore, NY 14735
Phone: (585) 567-8155
Fax: (585) 567-8155

Grove Town Court
P.O. Box 101
Swain, NY 14884
Phone: (607) 545-0015

Hume Town Justice Court
20 North Genesee Street
P.O. Box 302
Fillmore, NY 14735
Phone: (585) 567-4753
Fax: (585) 567-4663

Independence Town Court
38 Marietta Avenue
P.O. Box 38
Whitesville, NY 14897
Phone: (607) 356-3608

New Hudson Town Court
P.O. Box 4
Black Creek, NY 14714
Phone: (585) 968-2179

Rushford Town Court
8999 Main Street
P.O. Box 38
Rushford, NY 14777
Phone: (585) 437-2206

Scio Town Court
4355 Vandermark Road
P.O. Box 105
Scio, NY 14880
Phone: (585) 593-9072

Ward Town Court
4414 County Road 10
Vandermark Road
Scio, NY 14880
Phone: (585) 593-7300

Wellsville Town Court
46 South Main Street
Wellsville, NY 14895
Phone: (585) 593-1750

Wellsville Village Court
46 South Main Street
Wellsville, NY 14895
Phone: (585) 593-5609

West Almond Town Court
2701 Karr Valley Road
West Almond, NY 14804
Phone: (607) 276-2629

Willing Town Court
1431 State Route 19 S
Wellsville, NY 14895
Phone: (585) 595-3210

Wirt Town Court
210 Main Street
P.O. Box 245
Richburg, NY 14774
Phone: (585) 928-2130

Are Allegany County Court Records Public?

Under New York law, most Allegany County court records are open to the public. Interested persons may send requests or visit the court where the case was filed to obtain copies of desired court records. Sealed or expunged records remain closed to the public. In addition, records may be exempt from public disclosure if a court determines that the records contain sensitive information or details that may endanger lives or property. Juvenile records are also inaccessible by Allegany County residents.

Can You Look Up an Allegany County Court Case Online?

The New York State Unified Court System provides online access to Allegany County Court records through its eCourts platform. Interested persons may select one of the court case categories on the eCourts page to find desired records according to the case type. For each option, users may find cases by index number, party name, attorney name, and justice name. The eCourt also provides court and attorney calendar information, as well as a document search for published decisions.

How to Obtain Allegany County Court Case Records

Requestors may obtain public Allegany County court records from the court that heard the case. Each request for an Allegany County Court record must provide as much information on the record as may be available. The requestor may provide a case number, the names of parties to the case, charge details, court disposition, and other details that describe the record in detail. To obtain a record, send a written request to the relevant court.

Requestors may also visit the court to inspect publicly available court records in person. Inspecting these records is free of charge. However, persons may also obtain photocopies of inspected records at a lower per-page cost than would be applicable when requesting copies from the clerk.

Typically, the Allegany County Supreme and County Courts both archive their court records with the county clerk. Persons seeking court records for cases heard at either court are advised to first contact the Allegany County Clerk to find out if the records have been archived there. Note that regardless of the custodian, fees may vary depending on factors such as the volume of records requested. Contact the County Clerk at:

Allegany County Clerk
7 Court Street
Room 18
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 268-9270

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are Allegany County Vital Records?

Allegany County vital records contain details of life events that happen anywhere in the county. These records are generated and maintained by government entities and contain details of births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Interested persons may obtain Allegany County vital records from the respective custodians.

Where and How to Obtain Allegany County Divorce Records

The Allegany County Clerk maintains records of all divorces finalized in the county. Interested persons may obtain copies of Allegany County divorce decrees by sending requests to the County Clerk or visiting the courthouse in person. If sending a written request, applicants must ensure that it contains the divorced parties’ full names and the date of the divorce. The requestor may also include details of the court’s final judgment. Send the request or visit the County Clerk at:

Allegany County Clerk
7 Court Street
Room 18
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 268-9270

Interested persons may also obtain Allegany County divorce records in the form of divorce certificates. However, Allegany County divorce certificates are not public records. These certificates are only obtainable from the New York State Department of Health by either a divorced party or a person with a New York State Court Order. If eligible, record seekers must complete a divorce certificate application with the full names of both spouses and other relevant details. Each copy costs $30, payable by check or money order made out to the New York State Department of Health. Enclose the completed application, payment, and acceptable identification. Send the request to:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Certification Unit
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602

Where and How to Get Allegany County Marriage Records

Interested persons may contact the New York State Department of Health to obtain Allegany County Marriage Records. However, marriage records are not public records and are only accessible by the following:

  • Either party to the marriage
  • Any person with a New York State Court Order granting access

To obtain an Allegany County marriage certificate, requesters must complete the marriage certificate application with the full names of both spouses and information about the place and date of marriage. Each marriage certificate costs $30. Fees are acceptable by check or money order payable to the New York State Department of Health. Send the application with payment and acceptable identification to:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Certification Unit
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602

Requestors may also obtain copies of Allegany County marriage records from the Office of the Town Clerk in the town where the couple obtained their marriage license. Interested persons may send requests for marriage records from 1908 to April 1935 to the Allegany County Clerk at:

Allegany County Clerk
7 Court Street
Room 18
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 268-9270

Where and How to Find Allegany County Birth Records

The New York State Department of Health maintains records of all births in the state. Access to Allegany County birth records is restricted to:

  • The person named on the birth certificate

  • The person’s parent if listed on the birth certificate

  • Anyone with a court order granting access

    To obtain an Allegany County birth certificate, complete the birth certificate application with the name of the person as listed on the birth certificate and the date of birth. Include the town, city, or village of birth and a parent’s name as listed on the birth certificate. Each record costs $30.

Requesters may pay via checks or money orders made out to the New York State Department of Health. Send the application, payment, and acceptable identification to:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Certification Unit
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602

Requestors may also obtain copies of Allegany County birth certificates from the office of the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the village, town, or city of birth.

Where and How to Find Allegany County Death Records

To obtain Allegany County death records, interested parties must send requests to the New York State Department of Health. Note that Allegany County death certificates are private records, only accessible by members of the decedent’s immediate family and a requestor with a documented medical need, documented and lawful claim or right, or New York State Court Order. Eligible immediate family members include a spouse, parent, child, or sibling.

Eligible applicants must fill a death certificate application with the name of the deceased, date of death or search period, place of death, date of birth, and age of death. The requestor should also include the full names of both parents of the deceased, a reason for the request, and the decedent’s social security number. Include the requestor’s contact information on the application. Each record costs $30, payable by check or money order made out to the New York State Department of Health. Ensure to enclose an acceptable form of identification as listed on the application form. Enclose the request and send it by mail to:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Certification Unit
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602

Alternatively, interested persons may send requests for Allegany death certificates to the office of the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the town, village, or city of death.