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Genesee County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Genesee County Arrest Records?

Arrest records are official documents that contain details about a person's detainment or the confiscation of a property. They provide a variety of information, including:

  • Details on the alleged offense
  • Personal data of the arrested individual (full name, gender, race, mugshot, and birthdate)
  • The date, time, and location of confiscation
  • Name of the officer who carried out the arrest
  • The status of the criminal case
  • The address of the detention center

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office maintains arrest records and makes them available on request. Persons can request arrest records by sending a mail or visiting the office in person. The office address of the Genesee County Sheriff is:

165, Park Road
Batavia, NY 14020-1283
Phone: (585) 345-3000
Fax: (585) 343-9129
Email: sheriff@co.genesee.ny.us

Note: Arrest records do not provide proof that a person is guilty of committing an offense as arrested individuals are criminals.

Genesee County Crime Statistics

In 2018, there were 1,888 crimes reported in Genesee County. Of the total number, there were 256 violent crimes and 1,632 property crimes. The most prevalent crime was larceny accounting for 1,310 of the total crime reported. The index crime rate of Genesee County as of 2018 was 1,671.5 crimes per 100,000 population. The violent crime rate was 226.4 crimes per 100,000 population while the property crime rate was 1,444.9 crimes per 100,000 population. Statewide, there were 348,598 reported in 2018. Of this total, 68,504 were violent crimes and 280,094 property crimes. The New York crime rate as of 2018 was 1,784.2 crimes per 100,000 population. The violent crime rate was 350.6 per 100,000 persons while the property crime rate was 1,433.6 per 100,000 persons.

What are Genesee County Criminal Records?

Criminal records in Genesee County (and all of the State of New York) are official documents that contain detailed information about the history of crime(s) committed by a person living in the county area. A criminal record is an advanced form of an arrest record. It provides additional information about criminal convictions as opposed to just criminal allegations found on arrest records. Some of these include:

  • Personal details of an individual (full name, aliases, race, gender, date of birth, and photograph)
  • Physical descriptions such as body weight, height, and skin color
  • Complete fingerprints of the individual
  • Details of previous, recent, and pending criminal indictment
  • Arrest history
  • Details of past and present convictions

How Do I Get Genesee County Criminal Records?

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office serves as the local custodian of criminal records. Under New York Freedom of Information Law, the County Sheriff's Office has no right to deny legitimate criminal record requests. Requesters may need to tender some personal information about the person whose record they seek to aid a quick search. People in need of criminal records can write to the office via mail or visit the office in person. The office address is:

165, Park Road
Batavia, NY 14020-1283
Phone: (585) 345-3000
Fax: (585) 343-9129
Email: sheriff@co.genesee.ny.us

How to Find Genesee County Sex Offender Information

Individuals can search for sex offenders in Genesee County online via the New York Sex Offender Registry. Persons will find detailed information on sex offenders classified according to their risk of re-committing a sexual offense. There are three categories of sex offenders on the Sex Offender Registry. They are:

  • Level 1 or low-risk sex offenders
  • Level 2 or moderate-risk sex offenders
  • Level 3 or high-risk sex offenders

Level 3 sex offender information is available in its entirety to the public, according to the New York Sex Offender Act. The Genesee County Sheriff's Office may choose to make limited information about Level 2 offenders available.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Genesee County Jail?

Anyone who desires to see an inmate in Genesee County Jail should schedule an appointment by phone contacting the jail facility. Visitation is only by appointment, so individuals who fail to schedule an appointment cannot gain access to the jail facility. The address of the jail facility is:

Genesee County Jail
14, West Main Street
P. O. Box 151
Batavia, NY 14021
Phone: (585) 343-0838
Fax: (585) 344-0236

Visitors must arrive at the facility lobby in time as late arrival may warrant a delay or a rescheduling. The county jail gives inmates the privilege of three forty-five minutes of visits per week. The visitation schedule is:

  • Monday to Thursday: from 12:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: from 12:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: between 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., and from 4:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All visitation rules are available on the Genesee County Jail Bureau website.

Where and How to Find Inmate Information

Inmate information is available at the jail facility. Anyone who wishes to search or locate an inmate can contact the jail facility via phone or contact them in person at the:

Genesee County Jail
14, West Main Street
P. O. Box 151
Batavia, NY 14021
Phone: (585) 343-0838
Fax: (585) 344-0236

There is a limit to the information provided by the jail facility. For security reasons, sensitive information such as court dates is unavailable. The jail only provides select information about an inmate such as full name, gender, race, bail bond, alleged or convicted crime, et cetera. The jail facility does not house female inmates.

What are Genesee County Court Records?

Court records are official court documents that span a wide range of legal actions and jurisdictions. Court records contain information on civil and criminal activities. The State of New York classifies civil litigation as disputes among individuals while criminal acts are disputes between an individual and the government (whether local or state). In Genesee County, the County Clerk is the court administrator and the custodian of court records. Most court records are open to the public and are available on request. Persons can contact the Genesee County Clerk's Office via mail, phone, or in-person to search or obtain copies of court records at:

County Building I
15, Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 815-7802
Fax: (585) 344-8521
Email: coclerk@co.genesee.ny.us

Location of All Courts in Genesee County

Genesee County Supreme Court
1, West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 815-7816
Fax: (585) 344-8517

Genesee County Court
1, West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 815-7812
Fax: (585) 344-8517

Genesee County Family Court
1, West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 815-7814
Fax: (585) 344-8520

Genesee County Surrogate's Court
1, West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 815-7817
Fax: (585) 344-8517

Batavia City Court
1, West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 815-7810
Fax: (585) 344-8556

Alabama Town Court
2218, Judge Road
Alabama, NY 14013
Phone 1: (585) 948-9341
Phone 2: (585) 948-8132

Alexander Town Court
3350, Church Street
P.O. Box 248
Alexander, NY 14005
Phone: (585) 591-8165

Batavia Town Court
3833, West Main Street Road
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 343-1729
Fax: (585) 343-8998

Bergen Town Court
10, Hunter Street
P.O. Box 249
Bergen, NY 14416
Phone: (585) 494-1121
Fax: (585) 494-0886

Bethany Town Court
10510, Bethany Center Road
East Bethany, NY 14054
Phone: (585) 343-3325
Fax: (585) 343-9843

Byron Town Court
7028, Byron Holley Road
P.O. Box 9
Byron, NY 14422
Phone: (585) 548-7123
Fax: (585) 458-2812

Corfu Village Court
116, East Main Street
Corfu, NY 14036
Phone: (585) 599-3380
Fax: (585) 599-3822

Darien Town Court
10569, Alleghany Road
Darien Center, NY 14040
Phone: (585) 547-2274
Fax: (585) 547-2247

Elba Town Court
Oakfield Community & Government Center
3219, Drake Street
Oakfield, NY 14125
Phone: (585) 948-5835

LeRoy Town Court
48, Main Street
LeRoy, NY 14482
Phone: (585) 768-6910
Fax: (585) 768-2983

Oakfield Town Court
3219, Drake Street
Oakfield, NY 14125
Phone: (585) 948-5835

Pavilion Town Court
Town Hall
1, Woodrow Drive
Pavilion, NY 14525
Phone: (585) 584-3850
Fax: (585) 584-8449

Pembroke Town Court
116, East Main Street
Corfu, NY 14036
Phone: (585) 599-4817
Fax: (585) 599-3675

Stafford Town Court
8903, Route 237
P.O. Box 808
Stafford, NY 14143
Phone: (585) 344-4020
Fax: (585) 345-0591

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What are Genesee County Vital Records?

Vital records in New York at the state and county levels are official documents that depict crucial occurrences in an individual's life. In the state, vital records are not public records and are only available to a select number of persons. The only exception to this rule is in the case of the deceased being the record's subject. Most vital records of deceased individuals are open to the public.

The New York State Department of Health maintains vital records. Certified copies of vital records in which the subject of the record is still alive are obtainable under the New York State Public Records Law. This law only permits eligible persons to obtain copies of vital records in this category. If requesters have legal backing, they can inspect vital records even though they were not initially eligible to access them.

Certification Unit
Vital Records Section (2nd floor)
800, North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

Copies are also available at the County Clerk's Office in the city or town where the vital event occurred.

Where and How to Get Genesee County Divorce Records

Persons can access divorce records by contacting the New York State Department of Health. The state office is home to records as early as January 1963. Each copy costs $30. The office headquarters is at:

Vital Records Section (2nd floor)
800, North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

Another available option is to contact the Genesee County Clerk. The Clerk issues divorce records to eligible individuals on request. Some older records are available to the public. For requests, persons should write to the Genesee County Clerk's Office via mail or pick up a request form at the office building. The office address is:

County Building I
15, Main Street
Batavia, NY, 14020
Phone: (585) 815-7802
Fax: (585) 344-8521
Email: coclerk@co.genesee.ny.us

Where and How to Get Genesee County Marriage Records

Marriage records from 1881 are available to eligible citizens at the New York State Department of Health. A copy costs $30, and persons can request copies online or offline. The office headquarters is:

Certification Unit
Vital Records Section (2nd floor)
800, North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

Marriage records are also available at the office of the city clerk where the marriage occurred. Eligible persons will need to fill a form and submit proof of eligibility. A photo I.D. with the requester's full details is a significant requirement for record access.

Where and How to Get Genesee County Birth Records

Birth records since 1880 are available at the New York State Department of Health. Each copy costs $30, and payment is by check or money order. For mail requests submitted from countries abroad, payment is by international money order or by check drawn on a U.S. bank.

The State office will want to verify if the requester is eligible to obtain copies of birth records. Therefore, upon request, persons will need to provide a government-issued photo I.D. For online applications, persons can visit the official website. For offline requests, persons can visit the office headquarters at:

Certification Unit
Vital Records Section (2nd floor)
800, North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

Where and How to Get Genesee County Death Records

Copies of death records are obtainable from the New York State Department of Health. The office issues death records that date back to the year 1881. Persons can make online requests via the official website of the department or by visiting in person. The office address is:

Certification Unit
Vital Records Section (2nd floor)
800, North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

A copy of a death record obtained from the state department costs $30, and requesters can make payment via personal check or money order. Persons requesting death records from outside the country should do so by mail. Fee payments should be by international money order or by check drawn on a U.S. bank.