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Livingston County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Statistics

The most common crime committed in Livingston County is Larceny/Theft followed closely by Burglary and Motor Vehicle Theft according to 2017 crime statistics.

Violent Crime- 18
Murder/non-negligent manslaughter- 0
Robbery- 1
Aggravated Assault- 8

Property Crime-307
Motor Vehicle Theft-17
Arson- 3

A total of 1065 arrests were made in the county from 2014 - 2017. In 2017 the county processed 18 arrests for violent crimes and 307 arrests for property crimes.

This averaged the county’s arrest rate as 505.78 per 100,000 residents which is 31.56% lower than the country’s average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents.

Livingston County Criminal Records

Criminal records are mostly stored and maintained by agencies that generate them which are Courts and law enforcement agencies like police departments and in this county, the Sheriff’s department. Statewide, criminal records are maintained and disseminated by the Division of Criminal Justice Office.

The New York State Unified Court System also provides a database of criminal history through the Criminal History Record Search (CHRS) system for a fee of $95.00. The system uses Name and Date of birth to run checks and results are usually records detailing open or pending convictions in criminal cases from courts all over the state. The system however does not disclose sealed or exempted records.

Criminal records can also be acquired through the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

In Livingston County, the criminal or arrest records may be located at the Sheriff’s office. They can be requested in person, over the phone, or via mail.

Some information may be required to aid locating the records requested, for example;

  • Date and time of the incident
  • Names of people involved
  • The arresting officer(s) and their ranks
  • Case number.

The criminal records contain very detailed information about an offender, and the offense committed.

  • Background information
  • Name and other names
  • Contact information
  • Physical description
  • Scars and tattoos
  • Fingerprints and mugshots
  • Details of arrest
  • Location and time
  • Sentence
  • Convictions
  • Bail or bonds
  • Fines
  • Pleas, etc

If any vehicle was used in committing the crime, the records will have it detailed.

The sheriff’s office may be contacted beforehand to know how much records may cost before a request is made.

The Sheriff’s Department website also has a searchable feature where inquirers could run criminal record checks online.

Finally, the inquirer may also visit the court where the case was heard to make the request.

Sheriff’s Department
Livingston County Sheriff’s Department
4 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585)243-7100
Fax: (585)243-7104

How to Find Livingston County Sex Offender Information

Citizens and residents of the county may access sex offender information through the New York Division Of Criminal Justice Services which is responsible for maintaining the New York Sex Offender Registry. This registry contains information on every individual charged and convicted of a sex crime like sexual assault, incest, and child pornography.

In Livingston, the Sheriff’s alert page can help residents locate offenders living in the county.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Livingston County Jail?

The Livingston County Jail is located at;

Livingston County NY Jail
4 Court Street
(585) 243-7180
(585) 243-7104

Inmates may be visited in person, through video calls or via mails. The county however has visitation policies that must be strictly adhered to for inmates to receive visitors at the facility.

Friends and family may also help inmates fund their account in person, via mail or online through the Sheriff’s website feature for Inmate Commissary account.

Where and How to Find Livingston County Inmate Information

Inmate information is primarily generated and maintained by the Sheriff’s department in the county. Inquirers may reach out to the department via phone calls to get inmate information.

Sheriff’s Office
4 Court Street,
Geneseo, NY 14454.
(585) 243-7100
(585) 335-1742

Inmate information generally includes:

  • Arrest Date
  • Current Housing Section/block
  • Commitment and Release Dates
  • Casefile number
  • Charges, etc.

The New York State Commission of Correction also helps locate inmates incarcerated in any correctional facility in the state through the inmate locator searchable feature.

Sheriff and Jail
Livingston County Sheriff’s Department
4 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone (585)243-7100
Fax (585)243-7104
Jail Phone: (585) 243-7180
Fax: (585)243-1704

Livingston County Court Records

The New York Courts Unified System is a website provided by New York Courts to ease public access to court records in the state. It consists of websites, addresses, and contact information of all courts in different counties within the state, including Livingston County.

The site allows inquirers to run searches through criminal records, civil records, and all other public records created and maintained by every courthouse at a fee.

Court records in Livingston county can be acquired on request from the County Clerk’s office or the Court Clerk of the court where the case was heard, provided the records are open and not sealed by law.

The Livingston County Courthouse is the major courthouse in the county. In this courthouse is the county’s Supreme court, County Court, Family Court, and Surrogate court.

Each court can however be reached separately for inquiries.

Supreme & County Court
(585) 371-3920.

Family Court
(585) 371-3919

Surrogate’s Court
(585) 371-3921.

Location of All Courts in Livingston County

Livingston County Supreme Court
2 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 371-3920
Fax: (585) 371-3935

Livingston County Court
2 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 371-3920
Fax: (585) 371-3935

Livingston County Family Court
2 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 371-3919
Fax: (585) 371-3933

Livingston County Surrogate’s Court
2 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 371-3921
Fax: (585) 371-3936

Avon Town Court
23 Genesee Street, Avon, NY 14414
Phone: (585) 226-2425 ext. 13
Fax: (585) 226-6305

Avon Village Court
23 Genesee Street, Avon, NY 14414
Phone: (585) 226-2425 ext. 13
Fax: (585) 226-6305

Caledonia Town Court
Village of Caledonia Office Building
3095 Main Street, Caledonia, NY 14423
Phone: (585) 538-4800
Fax: (585) 538-9881

Caledonia Village Court
3095 Main Street, Caledonia, NY 14423
Phone: (585) 538-4800
Fax: (585) 538-9881

Conesus Town Court
Town Hall
6210 South Livonia Road,
P.O. Box 188, Conesus, NY 14435
Phone: (585) 346-9240
Fax: (585) 346-4347

Dansville Village Court
14 Clara Barton Street, Dansville, NY 14437
Phone: (585) 335-2460
Fax: (585) 335-5557

Geneseo Town Court
119 Main Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 243-4530
Fax: (585) 243-5025

Geneseo Village Court
119 Main Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 243-4530
Fax: (585) 243-5025

Groveland Town Court
4955 Aten Road, Groveland, NY 14462
Phone: (585) 243-3782
Fax: (585) 243-1621

Leicester Justice Court
132 Main Street,
P.O. Box 226, Leicester, NY 14481
Phone: (585) 382-9419
Fax: (585) 382-9753

Lima Town Court
7321 East Main Street,
P.O. Box 513, Lima, NY 14485
Phone: (585) 582-1011
Fax: (585) 582-0099

Livonia Town Court
Town Hall
35 Commercial Street,
P.O. Box 43, Livonia, NY 14487
Phone: (585) 346-0221
Fax: (585) 572-3076

Mount Morris Town Court
117 Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510
Phone: (585) 658-3358
Fax: (585) 658-9129

Mount Morris Village Court
117 Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510
Phone: (585) 658-3249
Fax: (585) 658-9129

North Dansville Town Court
14 Clara Barton Street, Dansville, NY 14437
Phone: (585) 335-2460
Fax: (585) 335-5557

Nunda Town Court
4 Massachusetts Street,
P.O. Box 699, Nunda, NY 14517
Phone: (585) 468-5558
Fax: (585) 468-5725

Nunda Village Court
4 Massachusetts Street,
P.O. Box 537, Nunda, NY 14517
Phone: (585) 468-5558
Fax: (585) 468-5725

Ossian Town Court
4706 Ossian Hill Road, Dansville, NY 14437
Phone: (585) 335-8040
Fax: (585) 335-9499

Portage Town Court
9907 North Church Street, Hunt, NY 14846
Phone: (585) 476-7012

Sparta Town Court
7351 Route 256, Scottsburg, NY 14545
Phone: (585) 335-7045
Fax: (585) 335-7152

Springwater Town Court
8022 South Main Street, Springwater, NY 14560
Phone: (585) 669-2001
Fax: (585) 669-9166

West Sparta Town Court
8302 Kysorville-Byersville Road, Dansville, NY 14437
Phone: (585) 335-2443
Fax: (866) 954-6147

York Town Court
2668 Main Street, P.O. Box 187, York, NY 14592
Phone: (585) 243-3128 ext. 1
Fax: (585) 243-4317

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Livingston County Vital Records

Vital records in the state are maintained by the New York’s Department of Health. They are responsible for compiling and maintaining all records of life events like births, deaths, adoptions, marriages, and divorces.

To obtain records from the department, an inquirer is required to provide additional information based on the type of requested record and fill the required forms. These requests can be made in person, online, over the phone or via mails.

The inquirer should know that every applicant is required to provide a government-issued ID for all state and locally issued copies of vital records. Acceptable means of identification include a Driver’s license, State-issued, nondriver photo-ID card, Passport, and a U.S. Military-issued photo-ID

Livingston County also keeps a record of all births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that occurred in the county through the County clerk. To acquire these records, a request should also be made to the county clerk with the required forms, additional information, and necessary fees.

An inquirer may also inspect available vital records on the Livingston County Website.

Birth Records

State office has records since 1880 and from here, they cost $30.00. To acquire a certificate or record of birth, the applicant has to be the registrant, an immediate family member, the spouse, named parent, child, or sibling. If not, the inquirer must have a New York State Court Order. These records are only open to the public after the subject is deceased or 75 years after the record was originally filed.

Request form for Birth Certificate

Death Records

The state office maintains records from 1881. These records are only open to the public 50 years after its been filed. The only group of people authorized to receive these records are the subject’s spouse, parent, offspring or sibling. Others must have a documented lawful right, medical need or Court Order. Copies cost $30.00 from the state office.

Request form for Death Certificate

Marriage Records

There are Records from 1881 available at the state office. They can only be received by either bride or groom and individuals with a court order.

Request form for Marriage Certificate

Divorce Records

The state office maintains divorce records and not decrees from January 1963. The actual divorce decrees are only available at the county court or office where the divorce was heard, recorded, and granted which is usually the county where the plaintiff resides.

Request form for Divorce Certificate

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

Livingston County Records Management
Livingston County, New York
Address: 6 Murray Hill Dr, Mt Morris, NY 14510
Phone: (585) 243-7503

Mails should be addressed to:

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