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Chenango County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Chenango County Arrest Records?

Chenango County arrest records are official documents that provide arrest information and rates of arrest warrants within the county. These records are processed and generated by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals interested in obtaining arrest records should make requests in person to:

Chenango County Sheriff’s Office
279 County Road 46
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 334-2000

Although arrest records may imply that an individual has been taken into custody as part of an active investigation, it does not definitively evidence that the person was involved in the crime. Therefore, arrest records should not be used as an alternative for criminal history information.

Crime Statistics

The New York Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is the central state agency that provides crime statistics for all counties in the state. In 2018, it was reported that Chenango County had a total of 909 crimes, including 50 violent crimes and 859 property crimes. Violent crimes reported include 3 murder, 8 rapes, 5 robberies, and 34 aggravated assaults. Property crimes reported were 177 burglaries, 671 larcenies, and 11 motor vehicle thefts.

These figures, when compared with 2014, show an increase in crimes reported in Chenango County. In 2014, the total number of violent crimes reported were 86, including 1 murder (200%), 52 rapes (-85%), 3 robberies (67%), and 30 aggravated assaults (13%). While property crimes reported were 621, including 108 burglaries (64%), 498 larcenies (38%), and 15 motor vehicle thefts (-27%).

What are Chenango County Criminal Records?

Chenango County criminal records are official documents that detail information on the criminal activities of an individual in the county. The DCJS maintains and issues criminal records and criminal history information in the state. Criminal records maintained by the DCJS are accessible only by the subject of the record. The New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) provides members of the public with access to criminal records of others.

How Do I Get Chenango County Criminal Records?

Suppressed (sealed) or unsuppressed (unsealed) criminal records can be obtained from the DCJS. They are available only to the individual who is the subject of the record through the personal criminal record review. Interested individuals have to schedule a fingerprint scan appointment. An applicant’s photo identification is required for the scan. Minors without a photo identification can submit the New York Photo ID Waiver for Minors along with their request. A parent/legal guardian is required to sign the waiver at the time and location of fingerprinting. It takes a time of 7 to 10 business days to process each request. Criminal history records requests cost $63.50 per request. The fee can be paid by credit card, check, or money order.

The DCJS makes available an application packet for individuals who cannot afford the fee. A request via email can be made to obtain this packet. The request for the Record Review Fee Waiver Application Packet is to have the full, current mailing address of the requester. The completed Record Review Fee Waiver Application Packet, fingerprint card, and a photocopy of a valid public assistance benefits card or notarized financial statement should be mailed to:

Records Review Unit,
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
80 South Swan Street, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12210

For more inquiries, contact the Record Review Unit by email or phone: (518) 457-9847 or (518) 485-7675.

Third parties can obtain criminal records of others from the OCA, through criminal history record searches (CHRS). However, there are exceptions to the information that can be obtained from the service provided. CHRS can be done online, via mail, or in person. To make an online request, interested individuals should use the Criminal History Record Search - Direct Access website. New users will have to create an account. Each search should provide the full name and date of birth of the record subject. Each search request costs $95, payable by credit or debit card, or by using a checking account (ACH).

Mail-in and in-person requests can be made by completing Criminal History Record Search (CHRS) application form and submitting it to:

Criminal History Record Search
NYS Office of Court Administration
Office of Administrative Services
Criminal History Record Search
25 Beaver Street (Room 840 - Front Desk)
New York, NY 10004
Monday to Friday; between 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Each request costs $95, payable by check or money order to the N.Y.S. Office of Court Administration. It is important that the precise name and date of birth of the record’s subject is provided. Requests take a processing time of one business day.

How to Find Chenango County Sex Offender Information

The DCJS maintains the Public Registry of Sex Offenders of the state. Sex offender information in the state is categorized Levels. A risk level, between Levels 1-3, is given by a judge to each registered sex offender. The state sex offenders registry provides information on Levels 2 and 3 sex offenders. The registry can be searched with the sex offender’s last name, county, or zip code.

Individuals interested in obtaining information on Level 1 sex offenders should call(800) 262-3257. Calls can be made from Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The following information is required:

  • The individual’s name, and one of:
  • The individual’s address
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number, or
  • Social Security number.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Chenango County Jail?

Inmates at the Chenango County Correctional Facility can be visited by family and friends on Saturday and Sunday. Inmates can have up to two visitors on visiting days. To schedule an inmate visitation, call (607) 337-1967 or (607) 337-1850. Before visiting an inmate, visitors are advised to check the visitation rules and visitation attire of the correctional facility, in order not to be denied visitation. The Chenango County Correctional Facility is operated by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office. It is located at:

Chenango County Correctional Facility
279 County Road 46
Norwich NY 13815
(607) 337-1967
(607) 337-1850

Where and How to Find Chenango County Inmate Information

The New York Department of Corrections maintains the public access database of inmates in all county jails in New York. This database can be searched online. To carry out searches, the NYSID or Book & Case Number or the first and last name of the inmate is required.

Alternatively, a call can be made to (607) 337-1967 to inquire inmate information from the jail administrator.

What are Chenango County Court Records?

Chenango County court records are public records that are accessible to members of the public. Court records are maintained by the court that adjudged the case, or by the court’s clerk. Court records are therefore available to be obtained at the Courthouse or the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was handled. Requesters may be required to provide relevant and specific information about the record. Court records can also be searched online by using the Public Records Search.

The Chenango County Clerk maintains court records of the Supreme and County Courts. The Family and Surrogate’s Courts’ Clerks maintain each of these court’s records. Individuals interested in obtaining these court records should query the Clerk’s office at:

Chenango County Supreme Court
13 Eaton Avenue
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 337-1457 (Supreme Court and County Court)
(607) 337-1824 (Family Court)
(607) 337-1827 (Surrogate’s Court)

Requests for City and Town Court records can be made by visiting the court that decided the case of interest.

Location of All Courts in Chenango County

Chenango County’s court system consists of one Supreme Court, one County Court, one Family Court, one Surrogate’s Court, one City Court, and 25 Town and Village Courts. Below are the addresses, and phone numbers of the Court Divisions of Chenango County:

Chenango County Supreme Court
Chenango County Supreme Court
13 Eaton Avenue
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: (607) 337-1457
Fax: (917) 522-3477

Chenango County Court
Chenango County Court
13 Eaton Avenue
Norwich, NY 13815
Fax: (607) 337-1457
Fax: (917) 522-3477

Chenango County Family Court
Chenango County Family Court
13 Eaton Avenue
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: (607) 337-1824
Fax: (607) 240-5848

Chenango County Surrogate’s Court
Chenango County Surrogate’s Court
13 Eaton Avenue
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: (607) 337-1827
Fax: (646) 963-6603

Chenango County City Court
Norwich City Court
1 Court Plaza
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: (607) 334-1224
Fax: (607) 963-6432

Chenango County Town Courts and Village Courts
Afton Town Court
204B County Road 39
Afton, NY 13730
Phone: (607) 639-2505
Fax: (607) 639-1617

Bainbridge Town Court
15 North Main Street
Bainbridge, NY 13733
Phone: (607) 967-7465
Fax: (607) 967-4506

Columbus Town Court
4340 State Highway 80
Sherburne, NY 13460
Phone: (607) 847-9970

Coventry Town Court
1839 State Highway 235
Greene, NY 13778
Phone: (607) 656-8602
Fax: (607) 656-7017

Earlville Village Court
8 North Main Street
P.O. Box 88
Earlville, NY 13332
Phone: (315) 691-6020

German Town Court
352 County Route 5
McDonough, NY 13801
Phone: (607) 863-3227 (Town Barn)
Phone: (607) 863-3011 (Justice)

Greene Town Court
51 Genesee Street
P.O. Box 129
Greene, NY 13778
Phone: (607) 656-4333
Fax: (607) 656-4333

Greene Village Court
49 Genesee Street
P.O. Box 207
Greene, NY 13778
Phone: (607) 656-4544
Fax: (607) 656-5682

Guilford Town Court
Town Hall
223 Marble Road
Guilford, NY 13780
Phone: (607) 895-6831
Fax: (607) 895-6832

Lincklaen Town Court
1675 County Route 12
DeRuyter, NY 13052
Phone: (315) 852-6043
Fax: (315) 852-604

McDonough Town Court
P.O. Box 75
McDonough, NY 13801
Phone: (607) 647-5739
Fax: (607) 647-9702

New Berlin Town Court
30 North Main Street
P.O. Box 308
New Berlin, NY 13411
Phone: (607) 847-8962
Fax: (607) 847-9734

North Norwich Town Court
188 County Route 23
P.O. Box 176
North Norwich, NY 13814
Phone: (607) 334-5994
Fax: (607) 336-5944

Norwich Town Court
157 County Road 32A
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: (607) 337-2305
Fax: (607) 336-4814

Otselic Town Court
133 County Road 13
South Otselic, NY 13155
Phone: (315) 653-7417
Fax: (315) 653-7461

Oxford Town Court
20 Lafayette Park
P.O. Box 1224
Oxford, NY 13830
Phone: (607) 843-9772
Fax: (607) 843-9755

Oxford Village Court
20 Lafayette Park
P.O. Box 1203
Oxford, NY 13830
Phone: (607) 843-9772
Fax: (607) 843-9755

Pharsalia Town Court
1040 County Road 8
P.O. Box 39
East Pharsalia, NY 13758
Phone: (607) 647-5081

Pitcher Town Court
145 Town Hall Road
P.O. Box 97
Pitcher, NY 13136
Phone: (607) 863-4350
Fax: (607) 863-4508

Plymouth Town Court
3461 State Highway 23
South Plymouth, NY 13844
Phone: (607) 334-3938
Fax: (607) 334-3938

Preston Town Court
387 County Road 10A
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: (607) 334-9334

Sherburne Town Court
1 Canal Street
P.O. Box 860
Sherburne, NY 13460
Phone: (607) 674-4827

Sherburne Village Court
1 Canal Street
P.O. Box 860
Sherburne, NY 13460
Phone: (607) 674-4827

Smithville Town Court
5285 State Highway 41
P.O. Box 217
Smithville Flats, NY 13841
Phone: (607) 656-7400
Fax: (607) 656-8667

Smyrna Town Justice Court
103 Quaker Hill Road
Smyrna, NY 13464
Phone: (607) 627-6808

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What are Chenango County Vital Records

Chenango County vital records are documents recording vital events that took place within the borders of the county. They consist of birth, marriage, divorce, and death records. These records are available at municipality, county, and state levels. Divorce records can be obtained from the Chenango County Clerk. Other vital records can be requested from the Municipalities of Chenango County where the vital event happened.

At the state level, the New York Bureau of Vital Records of the New York State Department of Health maintains vital records. It is responsible for processing and issuing birth, marriage, divorce, and death records in the state.

Where and How to Get Chenango County Divorce Records

New York divorce records categorized into two types: divorce decrees and divorce certificates. Generally, divorce records can only be obtained by the record subject(s) and persons with court order authorization. Chenango County divorce decrees maintained by the Chenango County Clerk. Eligible persons can request divorce decrees by querying the Clerk’s Office at:

Chenango County Supreme Court
13 Eaton Avenue
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 337-1457

Divorce certificates can be obtained from the State Department of Health via mail or in person. Interested individuals should fill out the Divorce Records Request form. The filled-out form, along with the required fees ($45 for walk-ins and $30 for mail request) and a government-issued ID, should be submitted to:

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

Where and How to Get Chenango County Marriage Records

Chenango County marriage records are administered by the town or village where the marriage occurred. To obtain marriage records, an interested individual should contact the Clerk and Registrar of Vital Statistics of the town or village clerk in the Chenango County Directory.

Alternatively, marriage records can also be obtained via mail or in person from the State Department of Health. A requester is to complete the Marriage Record Application Form. The completed form should be submitted, along with the required fees ($45 for walk-ins and $30 for mail request) and a government-issued ID to:

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

Acceptable ID could be any of the following:

  • Driver’s license
  • Non-driver photo ID (state-issued)
  • Passport
  • U.S. Military-issued photo ID

Acceptable payment methods include:

  • Walk-In Orders: Check, money order, or cash
  • Mail Orders: Personal or certified check, money order addressed to the NYS Department of Health. Requesters who want to order from other countries are required to pay by check (drawn on a US bank) or money order (international)

Where and How to Get Chenango County Birth Records

Chenango County birth records are primarily in the custody of the town where the birth occurred. Requests for birth records can be made by contacting the Clerk and Registrar of Vital Statistics of the town or village clerk in the Chenango County Directory.

Birth records can also be obtained via mail or in-person from the State Department of Health. To make a request, the Birth Record Application Form should be filled. The filled-out form should include the required fees ($45 for walk-ins and $30 for mail request), and a government-issued ID. These documents should be submitted to:

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

Acceptable government-issued IDs include any of the options below:

  • Driver’s license
  • Non-driver photo ID (state-issued)
  • Passport
  • U.S. Military-issued photo ID

Payment can be made through any of the following means:

  • Walk-In Orders: Check, money order, or cash
  • Mail Orders: Personal or certified check, money order addressed to the NYS Department of Health. Requesters who want to order from other countries are required to pay by check (drawn on a US bank) or money order (international)

Where and How to Get Chenango County Death Records

The primary custodians of Chenango County death records are the towns in the county. Death records can be obtained by contacting the Clerk and Registrar of Vital Statistics of the town or village clerk in the Chenango County Directory.

Also, the State Department of Health processes and issues death records of the state to interested parties. Death records can be requested via mail or in person. Fill out the Death Record Request Form. The filled-out form, along with any of the acceptable forms of a government-issued ID and the required fees ($45 for walk-ins and $30 for mail request) should be submitted to:

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

Acceptable ID forms include one of the options below:

  • Driver’s license
  • Non-driver photo ID (state-issued)
  • Passport
  • U.S. Military-issued photo ID

Payment methods include:

  • Walk-In Orders: Check, money order, or cash
  • Mail Orders: Personal or certified check, money order addressed to the NYS Department of Health. Requesters who want to order from other countries are required to pay by check (drawn on a US bank) or money order (international)