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Franklin County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Generally, records from county databases within the state are also available on the state government website with the OPEN NY, a dedicated online portal where members of the public may request records directly with applicable fees.

Occasionally, records may be elusive despite the database of over 50 government agencies databases provided by the website, in this case, the inquirer may visit the agency that manages the records to request for them. In Franklin County, the county clerk records, files and distributes public records created within the county’s limits

Franklin County Clerk
355 West Main St., Suite 248,
Malone, NY 12953
Phone: (518) 481-1681
Fax: (518) 483-9143

Crime Statistics

In 2018, the New York State Index Crime Summary showed reports that Franklin County experienced 141.8 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents of the county, and 892.5 for property crime. The overall index crime rate was 1,034.2

Violent Crime
Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter- 0
Rape- 48
Robbery- 2
Aggravated Assault- 21

Property Crime
Burglary- 84
Larceny/Theft- 341
Motor Vehicle Theft- 22

In 2017, each crime was recorded at a higher rate, with 1 murder, 57 rapes, 5 robberies, 37 aggravated assaults, 136 burglaries, 426 larcenies, and 26 motor vehicle thefts. Overall, crime reduced in the county by just under 25%

Franklin County Criminal Records

Criminal records in the county are usually generated by law enforcement agencies as an individual comes in contact with the law, hence, the county Sheriff’s office and other police departments primarily maintain criminal records. In New York, Criminal records are generally stored with the Division of Criminal Justice and the New York Court system.

The Division of Criminal Justice maintains these records in the form of RAP (Record of Arrests and Prosecutions) sheets which can be requested by members of the public by filling out a form and paying the appropriate fees.

The court system on the other hand can be used to perform criminal history record search (CHRS) by name because the courts keep all criminal records on file.

A Criminal History Record Search (CHRS) costs $95.00 per search. Inquirers may submit a request via mail with a request form or via the online Direct-access program. The CHRS report does not include Family, Civil, or Federal court case information, and its searches are based on the exact Name and Date of Birth match. The searches don't include sealed or exempted records including juvenile offender information. Also, the results from the Criminal History Record Search reports don’t include non-criminal offenses.

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

Sheriff's department in Franklin County, New York
45 Bare Hill Rd,
Malone, NY 12953
Phone: (518) 483-3304

In addition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation maintains records of all federal offenses and criminal background checks that may be available to the public on request.

Finally, inquirers may look up an individual’s records through the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

How to Find Franklin County Sex Offender Information

According to Federal laws, all sex offenders are mandated to register with local law enforcement on release. A sex offender is anyone who convicted of a crime involving sexual misconduct.

In Franklin County, residents may directly contact the county sheriff’s office for information on sex offenders in the county. They may also locate sex offenders in the county via the Sheriff Alert page.

At the state level, the New York Division Of Criminal Justice Services is responsible for maintaining the New York Sex Offender Registry, updated with information gathered from each county in the state. The register contains basic information on sex offenders such as name and contact information, address, physical description, employment information, offense, risk level, and so on.

To search the database, an inquirer may use an offender’s last name, county, zip code, and custody status.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Franklin County Jail?

The Franklin County jail is located at:

Franklin County NY Jail
45 Bare Hill Road
Malone, NY
(518) 483-6795
(518) 483-6040.

Inmates can be visited in Franklin County by sticking to the following visitation schedule:

08:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
12:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
17:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

08:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
12:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
17:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Visitors are required to present a valid photo identification.
  • Only 2 visitors are allowed at a time.
  • Children below 18 are to be accompanied by an approved and identified adult.

Where and How to Find Franklin County Inmate Information

Inmate information is managed locally by the County Sheriff’s Department along with local Jails and Prison facilities. In the state, the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision maintains a statewide inmate roster of inmates incarcerated within the state’s correctional facilities. This Roster can be searched using the Offender’s name, offender’s Date of birth, or both.

Franklin County also maintains a local inmate roster of inmates incarcerated in facilities within the county. The inquirer may also obtain inmate information by contacting the Franklin county jail directly or requesting these records from the Sheriff’s department over the phone, via mail, or in person. The inquirer is advised to have details of the Inmate’s full name, Date of birth, and Identity number available to ease and quicken the search.

Results of an inmate search May Include:

  • Custody Status,
  • Arrest Date,
  • Mugshot,
  • Current Location,
  • Current Housing section, block, and cell,
  • Commitment and Release Date,
  • Charge Information, etc.

Prisons and Jails in Franklin County
Bare Hill Correctional Facility
181 Brand Rd.,
Caller Box #20
(518) 483-8411

Franklin Correctional Facility
62 Bare Hill Road,
P.O. Box 10
(518) 483-6040

Upstate Correctional Facility
309 Bare Hill Road,
P.O. Box 2000
(518) 483-6997

Franklin County Court Records

Generally, individual courthouses maintain records created within their walls and also handle dissemination to members of the public too. In New York, the New York Court System stores and manages court records within the state through a centralized website. The website allows members of the public to look through public court records, request criminal records, and even file documents on a case.

It has a locator feature that provides location information on every court within the state including courts in Franklin County, in case the inquirer seeks such information.

Just like every other agency that generates and maintains public records, members of the public are mandated to request records over the phone, in person, or via mail. They are also required to pay designated fees for copies of the requested record.

Location of All Courts in Franklin County

Supreme Courts
Franklin County Supreme Court
355 West Main Street,
Malone, NY 12953
Phone: (518) 353-7340
County Courts in Franklin County
Franklin County Court
355 West Main Street,
Malone, NY 12953
Phone: (518) 353-7340
Family Courts in Franklin County
Franklin County Family Court
355 West Main Street,
Malone, NY 12953
Phone: (518) 353-7360
Surrogate Courts
Franklin County Surrogate's Court
355 West Main Street,
Malone, NY 12953
Phone: (518) 353-7350
Town Courts and Village Courts
Bangor Town Court
P.O. Box 337, North Bangor,
NY 12966
Phone: (518) 481-6570

Bellmont Town Court
9 Hill Street, P.O. Box 9,
Brainardsville, NY 12915
Phone: (518) 425-3461
Fax: (518) 425-6170

Bombay Town Court
Town Hall
379 Lantry Road, P.O. Box 208,
Bombay, NY 12914
Phone: (518) 358-9968
Fax: (518) 358-9892

Brandon Town Court
564 County Route 12,
North Bangor, NY 12966
Phone: (518) 651-7669

Brighton Town Court
12 County Road 31, P.O. Box 260,
Pauls Smiths, NY 12970
Phone: (518) 327-3202
Fax: (518) 327-5387

Burke Town Court
Town Hall
5165 State Route 11, P.O. Box 157,
Burke, NY 12917
Phone: (518) 483-5497

Chateaugay Town Court
191 East Main Street, P.O. Box 9,
Chateaugay, NY 12920
Phone: (518) 497-3429

Constable Town Court
Town Hall, Constable,
NY 12926
Phone: (518) 481-6113
Phone: (518) 483-5186

Dickinson Town Court
P.O. Box 83,
Dickinson Center, NY 12930
Phone: (518) 529-0138

Duane Justice Court
Duane Fire Station
172 County Route 26,
Malone, NY 12953
Phone: (518) 481-5647
Fax: (518) 483-0517

Fort Covington Town Court
2510 Chateaugay Street,
Fort Covington, NY 12937
Phone: (518) 358-4629

Franklin Town Court
117 Cold Brook Road, P.O. Box 62,
Vermontville, NY 12989
Phone: (518) 891-2189 ext. 12
Fax: (518) 891-638917

Harrietstown Town Court
39 Main Street,
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: (518) 891-4500
Fax: (518) 891-1136

Malone Town Court
27 Airport Road,
Malone, NY 12953
Phone: (518) 483-4018
Phone: (518) 481-6634

Moira Town Court
P.O. Box 150, Moira, NY 12957
Phone: (518) 529-6080

Santa Clara Town Justice Court
5367 State Route 30,
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: (518) 891-4656

Tupper Lake Town Court
120 Demars Boulevard,
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-9278

Tupper Lake Village Court
53 Park Street, P.O. Box 1290,
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-9161

Waverly Town Court
1720 South Main Street,
P.O. Box 47,
St. Regis Falls, NY 12980
Phone: (518) 856-9482

Westville Town Court
936 County Route 19,
Constable, NY 12926
Phone: (518) 358-2499

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Franklin County Vital Records

Franklin County’s vital records are maintained by New York's Department of Health which also manages vital records for the entire state. These records include birth, death, marriage, and divorce or dissolution of marriage records.

Copies of certificates of these vital records may be obtained by requesting in person, online, through the mail or by phone. The state also uses the VitalChek system for online and phone orders with a printable form for requests.

Where and How to Get Birth and Death Records

Birth and Death records maintained by the Vital Records Section of the New York Department of Health are from 1881 to present. These records however are not available to the general public until 75 and 50 years respectively after the events have occurred.

The department issues certified and non-certified certificates of birth and death records.

The certified copies are only available to authorized individuals such as:

  • The subject of the record
  • Parents named on the certificate
  • Immediate family members with the order of a New York State court.

Death Certificates:

  • The deceased’s immediate family members such as spouse, parent, children or siblings.
  • Individuals with a New York State Court order or a documented lawful right or claim

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

Non-certified copies can only be made available direct descendants of the subject, such as children and grandchildren.


The certificated ordered in-person cost $40.00, while certificates ordered via mail cost $30.00

Where and How to Get Franklin County Marriage Records

The New York Department of Health manages marriage records that date back to 1880 to date. The Certified marriage records are only available to:

  • The bride or groom,
  • Individuals with a documented judicial purpose,
  • Individuals with a court order.

Non-certified copies are only available to the public when both the bride and groom are deceased and if the record has been on file for at least 50 years. In addition to phone requests and walk-in orders, Marriage records may also be ordered online.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

The Vital Records department has managed Certificates of Dissolution of Marriage for all divorces or civil annulments for New York State since 1963.

There are two (2) types of divorce records which are:

  • Divorce decrees, which are usually prepared by the court and contain actual details and conditions of the divorce.
  • Divorce Certificate with primary information about the spouses involved, date and place of dissolution of marriage. This is the only type of divorce record managed and issued by the New York State Department of Health

The Franklin county clerk issues the original divorce decrees provided the dissolution occurred in its courts. To get a copy of the divorce decree, the inquirer may contact the County Clerk directly or visit the court where the case was heard.

Franklin County Clerk
Daycare center in Malone, New York
Located in: Franklin County Courthouse
Address: 355 W Main St #248, Malone, NY 12953
Phone: (518) 481-1681

The county clerk may also be able to provide records of marriages and divorces that occurred prior to 1881 and 1963 respectively. Divorce records may be ordered online.

Certified copies of the divorce certificates are only available to

  • The bride or groom, and
  • Individuals with a New York State Court Order.

The New York Municipal Archives preserves the state's historical and public records such as office records, vital records, maps, blueprints, etc. The records maintained by the department date back to 1645.

Hence, the department may provide access to vital records that are beyond the reach of the state or local vital statistics offices with respect to time.