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Greene County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Greene County Public Records?

Per the New York FOIL, Greene County public records are any information kept, organized, generated, or duplicated by the county. Requesters can get Greene County public records for a fee by filling out a request for public records form and mailing it to the county FOIL officer. The records can be in any physical form such as reports, examinations, folders, files, books, statements, forms, papers, drawings, maps, photos, letters, regulations, or computer disks or tapes. Most of its public records are available, with some exceptions. The commonly requested public records in Greene County include:

  • Court records
  • Convictions
  • Divorces
  • Land records
  • Redemption certificates

Not all Greene County records are public records. As such, access to certain records is limited, included:

  • Records exempted from disclosure by a federal or state law
  • Records compiled for law enforcement purposes and disclosure will interfere with investigations
  • Trade secrets
  • Law enforcement officer records identifying a confidential source
  • Juvenile records

Greene County Crime Statistics

The Division of Criminal Justice Service (DCJS) collates an annual crime statistics report. The report is an aggregate of crime recorded across law enforcement agencies in the county.

The 2020 crime index report by the DCJS for Greene County shows the total crime recorded by law enforcement agencies as 549. A breakdown reveals 25 rape cases, two robberies, 165 aggravated assaults, 57 burglaries, 288 larceny, and 12 motor vehicle thefts. The crime rate in Greene county has dropped by 0.90% since 2016. In 2016, Greene County recorded 554 crimes consisting of 32 rapes, three robberies, 69 aggravated assaults. The county also reported 119 burglaries, 320 larceny-theft, and 11 motor vehicle thefts. The county reported no murder offenses.

Are Greene County Criminal Records Public?

To comply with the New York FOIL, the Greene County Clerk maintains its criminal records and grants access to them. In New York, a requester cannot request a criminal record on behalf of another person, and the record holder only accesses criminal records. Interested parties can obtain Greene County criminal records in person at the County Clerk's Office or through the New York DCJS.

How to Obtain Greene County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

Per New York's FOIL, Greene County arrest records and police reports are accessible by the public, with a few exceptions. Interested parties can obtain Greene County police reports and arrest records from the county Sheriff's Office at:

Greene County Sheriff’s Office
411 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-3300
Fax: (518) 943-6832

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Greene County

Parties interested in obtaining sex offenders information in Greene County can search Offender Watch, a free online database for locating sex offenders in Greene County. Concerned persons can query the database using the sex offender’s name, address, city, and compliance status. Parties can also register to receive regular email updates when sex offenders register with the Sheriff's Office.

Likewise, the DCJS maintains a statewide Public Registry of Sex Offenders that contains information such as the names, aliases, photos, home address, work address, and conviction of the sex offender. Parties interested can query the database with the last name, county, zip code, and status of the sex offender.

How to Find Greene County Inmate Records

The Green County Sheriff’s Office administers the day-to-day operations of the county jail. Interested parties can contact the Sheriff’s Office to obtain Greene County inmate records at:

Greene County Sheriff’s Office
411 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-3300
Fax: (518) 943-6832

Searchers can also obtain Greene County inmate records from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS). The DOCCS provides an online inmate lookup to locate individuals incarcerated in the state. Searchers can query the database with the inmate's full name, birth year, and Department ID number.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Greene County Jail?

Family, friends, and professionals can visit an inmate incarcerated in Greene County jail by contacting the Sheriff’s Civil Office or the Greene County Corrections Office. They are located at:

Greene County Sheriff’s Civil Office
411 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-3300
Fax: (518) 943-6832

Greene County Corrections Office
45 Haverly Memorial Drive
Coxsackie, NY 12051
Phone: (518) 731-2520
Fax: (518) 943-6832

Visitors must comply with the facilities regulations such as:

  • Dressing decently
  • Arriving at least 30 minutes before the scheduled visit
  • Bringing a valid means of identification
  • Leaving personal items in the car
  • Avoid taking prohibited items to the visiting room.

Greene County Court Records

The County Clerk's Office administers and maintains the court records in the county. These records include criminal records, deeds, mortgage records, and all County court and Supreme Court records. The County Clerk provides online access to search its records using Search IQS.

Greene County has a Supreme Court, County Courts, Family Courts, Surrogate Courts, Town Courts, and Village Courts. The Greene County Court is located at:

Greene County Court
320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 625-3160
Fax: (518) 625-3122

The location and contact information of all courts in the county are as follows:

Greene County Supreme Court
320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 625-3160
Fax: (518) 625-3122

Greene County Court
320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 625-3160
Fax: (518) 625-3122

Greene County Family Court
320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 625-3180
Fax: (518) 453-6992

Greene County Surrogate’s Court
320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 625-3150
Fax: (518) 625-3176

Ashland Town Court
P.O. Box 129
Ashland, NY 12407
Phone: (518) 734-4760
Fax: (518) 471-4787

Ashland Town Court
2 First Street
Athens, NY 12015
Phone: (518) 945-3360
Fax: (518) 945-1372

Cairo Town Court
Town Hall
512 Main Street,
P.O. Box 755
Cairo, NY 12413
Phone: (518) 622-3388
Fax: (518) 622-0172

Catskill Town Court
439-441 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-2141 Ext 2
Fax: (518) 943-7652

Catskill Village Court
422 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-3830
Fax: (518) 943-7606

Coxsackie Town Court
56 Bailey Street
Coxsackie, NY 12051-0135
Phone: (518) 731-6934
Fax: (518) 285-4336

Durham Town Court
7309 Route 81 East
Durham, NY 12432
Phone: (518) 239-8260
Fax: (518) 239-6389

Greenville Town Court
Pioneer Town Hall Building
11159 Route 32
P.O. Box 38
Greenville, NY 12083
Phone: (518) 966-5055 ext 6
Fax: (518) 966-4873

Halcott Town Court
Justice Court
264 Route 3
Halcott Center, NY 12430
Phone: (845) 399-3145
Fax: (845) 254-5401

Hunter Town Court
5748 Route 23A
P.O. Box 70
Tannersville, NY 12485
Phone: (518) 589-5882 ext 305

Jewett Town Court
Jewett Municipal Building
3547 Route 23C
P.O. Box 132
Jewett, NY 12444
Phone: (518) 263-4626

Lexington Town Court
3542 Route 42
P.O. Box 92
Lexington, NY 12452
Phone: (518) 989-6303 ext 105

New Baltimore Justice Court
Town Hall
3809 County Route 51
Hannacroix, NY 12087
Phone: (518) 765-2079

Prattsville Town Court
14517 Main Street
P.O. Box 70
Tannersville, NY 12468
Phone: (518) 299-3125
Fax: (518) 299-3014

Tannersville Village Court
1 Park Lane
P.O. Box 524
Tannersville, NY 12485
Phone: (518) 589-7168
Fax: (518) 589-5182

Windham Town Court
371 State Route 296
P.O. Box 96
Hensonville, NY 12439
Phone: (518) 734-3431

Are Greene County Court Records Public?

Court records usually kept by the county clerk are the documents generated in court during a legal proceeding. The Greene County Clerk keeps the court records and makes them open to the public on request. Parties interested in getting Greene County court records can contact the County Clerk’s Office located at:

Greene County Clerk
411 Main Street, Suite 212
Catskill, NY 12410
Phone: (518) 719-3255

How to Obtain Greene County Civil Court Case Records

Civil court cases involve a legal conflict between two individuals or businesses, usually over money, injury, or personal rights. The Greene County Clerk is responsible for recording, updating, and safekeeping civil court case records in the county and making them available online. Parties interested can obtain Greene County civil court case records online from Search IQS. Searchers can log in as a guest to access records for free; however, printed copies are obtained for a fee at the clerk’s office.

Greene County Clerk
411 Main Street, Suite 212
Catskill, NY 12410
Phone: (518) 719-3255

How to Obtain Greene County Criminal Court Records

Criminal court records are generated in court during a criminal case trial, and the Greene County Clerk's Office is the custodian of these records. The County Clerk makes these records open to the public through Search IQS. Searchers can obtain Green County criminal court records for free by viewing the records as a guest; printed copies cost $5.00. Searchers can also contact the County Clerk's Office for criminal court records at:

Greene County Clerk
411 Main Street, Suite 212
Catskill, NY 12410
Phone: (518) 719-3255

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

What are Greene County Vital Records?

Vital records relate to documents that originate from the county government containing information about critical life events. Greene County vital records include birth, death, divorce, and marriage records. In New York, vital records are not public and are only accessible by specific individuals.

Where and How to Obtain Greene County Divorce Records

A divorce decree is a document issued by a court specifying the terms and conditions that legally end a marriage. Divorce decrees are accessible only by the couple or someone with a New York State court order. Divorce decrees are filed with the County Clerk in the County the divorce was granted. Searchers can obtain Greene County Divorce records at the County Clerk's Office at:

Greene County Clerk
411 Main Street, Suite 212
Catskill, NY 12410
Phone: (518) 719-3255

Divorce verification letters or certificates contain specific details such as the couple's name, the date of birth, place of birth, and the county the divorce was granted. The New York State Department of Health issues divorce certificates for divorce granted in New York. Requesters can obtain a divorce certificate by mail or in-person at:

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

Mail orders cost $30.00, and payment is by certified checks, personal checks, or money orders payable to the NYS Department of Health. In-person requests cost $45.00, and requesters only pay with cash, money orders, or checks. Requesters ordering a divorce certificate by mail or in-person must fill out the mail-in application for a copy of a divorce certificate form. All requesters must submit a valid government-issued ID. All applications must be submitted with valid identification from category A or two IDs from category B.

Category A

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • U.S Military issued photo ID
  • A state-issued photo ID

Category B

  • Utility bill
  • Telephone bill
  • A letter issued by a government agency within six months.

All IDs from category B must include the requester's name and address.

Where and How to Get Public Greene County Marriage Records

Marriage records are not public records and are issued only to a spouse listed on the marriage certificate, a person who obtains a New York State court order, or a person with documented judicial purpose. Greene County marriage certificates are available at the County Clerk's office.

Greene County Clerk
411 Main Street, Suite 212
Catskill, NY 12410
Phone: (518) 719-3255

Alternatively, parties can request a Greene County marriage certificate by mail from the New York State Department of Health. Requesters must fill out the mail-in application for a copy of a marriage certificate form and submit it to:

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

Requests by mail cost $30.00 payable with a personal check, money order, or a certified check; cash is not accepted. Requesters must submit all requests with a valid government-issued ID, and the ID must contain the photo of the requesters. In the absence of a photo ID, parties must submit two IDs with the name and address of the requester.

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Greene County

Confidential marriage is the union of a couple with a court official without witnesses. Only parties to the marriage can request or obtain a confidential marriage record. All marriages in New York are public marriages; therefore, confidential marriage records in Greene County do not exist.

Where and How to Find Greene County Birth Records

Birth records are not public records accessible by all; only specific individuals can obtain a birth record. They are:

  • The individual named on the birth record
  • The parents listed on the birth record
  • Spouse of the birth record holder
  • A child of the birth record holder
  • Individuals with an order from s New York State court

Requesters can order Greene County birth records by mail by filling out the mail-in application for a copy of a birth certificate form and submitting it to the NYS Department of Health at:

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

Mail requests cost $30.00, and requesters can pay for the service with a personal check, certified check, or money order.

Where and How to Find Greene County Death Records

To obtain a death record in New York State, the requester must be:

  • The spouse of the decedent
  • The parent of the deceased
  • A Sibling of the deceased
  • Someone with a documented lawful right
  • A person with a New York State court order
  • A person with a documented medical need

Green County Death records are available at the Greene County Clerk’s office located at:

Greene County Clerk
411 Main Street, Suite 212
Catskill, NY 12410
Phone: (518) 719-3255

Interested parties can also request Greene County death certificates by mail from the NYS Department of Health. Requesters should fill out the mail-in application for a copy of a death certificate form and submit it to:

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

Death certificates ordered by mail cost $30.00, and payments are to the NYS Department of Health with a personal check, a certified check, or money orders.

Requesters must submit a valid government-issued ID when applying for a Greene County death record. All applications must be submitted with one valid ID from category A or two IDs from category B.

Category A

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • U.S Military issued photo ID
  • A state-issued photo ID

Category B

  • Utility bill
  • Telephone bill
  • A letter issued by a government agency within six months.

All IDs submitted from category A must have a photo of the requester, while IDs submitted from category B must include the requester's name and address.