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Monroe County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Monroe County Arrest Records?

Monroe County arrest records are official documents containing arrest information and rates of arrest warrants within Monroe County. Monroe County arrest records are available from the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYS-DCJS). These include complete records collated up to 2017, the most recent year. Access to arrest records for Monroe County is available on the website of the NYS-DCJS. These are also available for download. The records break down rates of violent and property crime arrests between 2008 and 2017.

The NYS DCJS also collates parolee and probationer arrest records over the same time period for Monroe County. Its juvenile arrest data for the county cover the five-year period between 2013 and 2017. These detailed arrest records for youths between the ages of 16 and 17. For more recent data, check the statewide juvenile arrest records. These provide youth arrest records for all counties between January and June 2018.

As part of Monroe County public records, arrest records are also available at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The office is located at:

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
130 Plymouth Avenue #100
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 753-4178

Crime Statistics

Monroe County recorded a total of 18,945 crimes in 2017. This figure represents an 18 percent fall in the crime rate over the last five years. In 2017, there were 2,570 violent crimes and 16,375 property crimes recorded all over the county. Aggravated assault was the most common violent crime with 1,357 incidents followed by robbery, rape, and murder with 903, 275, and 35 cases respectively. Larceny was the most prevalent property crime in Monroe County with 13,078 incidents. Burglary is a distant second with 2,341 cases while there were 956 reported cases of motor vehicle theft.

An analysis of the five-year crime trend in Monroe County shows a reduction in murder (27%), robbery (20%), aggravated assault (0.3%), burglary (45%), and larceny (14%). However, the number of reported rapes (91%) and motor vehicle thefts (8%) rose.

What are Monroe County Criminal Records?

Monroe County criminal records are official documents that give detailed information about the criminal history of persons within the county. The NYS-DCJS maintains and issues copies of criminal records and criminal history information in the state. The criminal records and criminal history information provided by the NYS-DCJS are accessible only by the record’s subject. 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 Monroe County Criminal Records?

The NYS-DCJS provides suppressed (sealed) or unsuppressed (unsealed) criminal records. They are made available, through the personal criminal record review, to the record’s subject only. A requester must schedule a fingerprint scan appointment. At the fingerprint scan appointment, the requester should provide a photo identification. Minors without a photo identification can submit the New York Photo ID Waiver for Minors with their request. The waiver is to be signed by a parent/legal guardian at the time and location of fingerprinting. A request is processed within 7 to 10 business days. It costs $63.50 for each criminal history records request. Accepted forms of payment are credit card, check, or money order.

For persons that cannot afford the fee, there is an application packet available. Send a request by email to obtain this packet. The request for the Record Review Fee Waiver Application Packet should have the full, current mailing address of the requester. The filled-out Record Review Fee Waiver Application Packet, fingerprint card, and a photocopy of a valid public assistance benefits card or notarized financial statement should be sent by mail 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.

The OCA allows third parties to request the criminal records of others through criminal history record searches (CHRS). There are certain exceptions to the information provided. Make CHRS requests online, by mail, or in person. Online requests for CHRS are processed through the Criminal History Record Search - Direct Access website. New users should create an account. A requester needs to provide the full name and date of birth of the record’s subject for each search. This service costs $95 per search. A requester can pay for this service with credit or debit card, or by using a checking account (ACH).

Interested persons can request records by mail. To do this, complete the CHRS application form. Send the completed form to:

Criminal History Record Search
NYS Office of Court Administration
Office of Administrative Services
Criminal History Record Search,
5 Beaver Street
Room 840 - Front Desk
New York, NY 10004

Applications can also be hand-delivered to the address between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

How to Find Monroe County Sex Offender Information?

The State of New York has a central database of sex offenders available New York Division of Criminal Justice Services. By law, this public directory only provides information about Level 2 and Level 3 offenders. To find sex offenders in Monroe County, select the county in the drop-down menu.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office also provides information on sex offenders residing within the county. Residents of Monroe County can search the sex offender registry to obtain the required information.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Monroe County Jail?

Inmates at Monroe County Jail are allowed to receive visitors once every week. All visits are non-contact visits for a timeframe of 30 minutes. To schedule a visit, call (585) 753-4000 from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or schedule a visit online on any day of the week. The Monroe County Jail is located at:

Monroe County Jail
130 South Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, NY 14614

Where and How to Find Monroe County Inmate Information?

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision keeps inmate records for all counties on its website. Use the inmate lookup/locator tool to find individual inmates. For other inmate records for Monroe County, fill the Open FOIL NY form. Besides online submissions, enquirers can send completed FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) request forms by email. Interested parties can also submit a request to the:

FOIL Unit, Office of Counsel,
NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision,
Building 2,
1220 Washington Ave, Albany, NY.

What are Monroe County Court Records?

Monroe County court records are public records that provide information about court proceedings handled by Monroe County courts. Section CPLR § 8019(f) of the Judiciary Law authorizes county clerks to charge users for copying and certifying records. In conformity with this provision, the New York State Unified Court System charges $65 for accessing or requesting criminal records from the Criminal History Record Search System. All payments are made by check or money order to the N.Y.S. Office of Court Administration.

The Monroe County Clerk’s Office charges $5 for every two years of records searched. It also charges 65 cents per page of records copied with a minimum charge of $1.30 required. Certified records attract higher fees. The charge for each certified document is $5 for records that are up to four pages. There’s an additional $1.25 per page for documents with more than four pages. The Clerk’s Office accepts payments in cash, checks, and credit cards.

Monroe County has an online electronic records indexing system that anyone can search. Users can order certified copies of found documents right from the database. Ordered records will arrive in the mail in 5 - 10 business days. The County Clerk’s Office also accepts mail-in, faxed, and telephone requests. Send mailed requests to:

Monroe County Clerk’s Office
39 West Main Street
Room 105
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 753-1600
Fax: (585) 753-1650

Location of All Courts in Monroe County

Monroe County courts include one Supreme Court, one County Court, one Family Court, one Surrogate’s Court, two City Courts, 23 Town and Village Courts. Below are the locations and contact information about these courts:

Monroe County Supreme Court

Monroe County Supreme Court
Hall of Justice
99 Exchange Boulevard
Room 545
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 371-3758
Fax: (585) 371-3780

Monroe County Court

Monroe County Court
Hall of Justice
99 Exchange Boulevard
Room 545
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 371-3758
Fax: (585) 371-3780

Monroe County Family Court

Monroe County Family Court
Hall of Justice
99 Exchange Boulevard
Room 360
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 371-3544
Fax: (585) 371-3585

Monroe County Surrogate’s Court

Monroe County Surrogate’s Court
Hall of Justice
99 Exchange Boulevard
Room 541
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 371-3310
Fax: (585) 371-3313

Monroe County City Court

Rochester City Court - Civil Division
Hall of Justice
99 Exchange Boulevard
Room 6
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 371-3412
Fax: (585) 371-3427

Rochester City Court - Criminal Division
Public Safety Building
130 South Plymouth Avenue
Room 123
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 371-3413
Fax: (585) 371-3430

Monroe County Town Courts and Village Courts

Brighton Town Court
2300 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: (585) 784-5152
Fax: (585) 784-5380

Brockport Village Court
49 State Street
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 637-1044

Chili Town Court
3235 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: (585) 889-1999
Fax: (585) 889-8932

Clarkson Justice Court
3655 Lake Road
P.O. Box 803
Clarkson, NY 14430
Phone: (585) 637-1134
Fax: (585) 637-1140

East Rochester Town Court
317 East Main Street
East Rochester, NY 14445
Phone: (585) 385-2576
Fax: (585) 419-8285

Fairport Village Court
31 South Main Street
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: (585) 223-0316

Gates Town Court
1605 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: (585) 426-0410
Fax: (585) 247-5328

Greece Town Court
4 Vince Tofany Boulevard
Greece, NY 14612
Phone: (585) 227-3110
Fax: (585) 227-7637

Hamlin Justice Court
1650 Lake Road, Hamlin, NY 14464
Phone: (585) 964-8641
Fax: (585) 964-2520

Henrietta Town Court
135 Calkins Road
Suite G
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: (585) 359-2640
Fax: (585) 359-8706

Honeoye Falls Village Court
Village Hall
5 East Street
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Phone: (585) 624-1711
Fax: (585) 624-2588

Irondequoit Town Court
1300 Titus Avenue
Rochester, NY 14617
Phone: (585) 336-6040

Mendon Justice Court
Town Hall
16 West Main Street
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Phone: (585) 624-6064
Fax: (585) 624-3682

Ogden Justice Court
269 Ogden Center Road
Spencerport, NY 14559
Phone: (585) 617-6118
Fax: (585) 352-2156

Parma Justice Court
1300 Parma-Hilton Corners Road
Hilton, NY 14468
Phone: (585) 392-9470
Fax: (585) 392-4194

Penfield Town Court
Community Center
1985 Baird Road
Penfield, NY 14526
Phone: (585) 340-8623
Fax: (585) 586-0491

Perinton Town Court
Town Hall
1350 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: (585) 223-0770
Fax: (585) 223-3639

Pittsford Town Court
3750 Monroe Avenue
Suite 950
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: (585) 248-6238
Fax: (585) 248-6233

Riga Town Court
Town Hall
6460 East Buffalo Road
Churchville, NY 14428
Phone: (585) 293-3880, extension 127
Fax: (585) 293-1077

Rush Justice Court
5977 East Henrietta Road
Rush, NY 14543
Phone: (585) 533-1130
Fax: (585) 533-6521

Sweden Town Court
Town Hall
18 State Street
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 637-1070
Fax: (585) 637-7726

Webster Justice Court
1002 Ridge Road
Webster, NY 14580
Phone: (585) 872-7020
Fax: (585) 872-7096

Wheatland Town Court
22 Main Street
P.O. Box 28
Scottsville, NY 14546
Phone: (585) 889-3074

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What are Monroe County Vital Records?

Monroe County vital records are official documents that record the occurrence of vital events within the county. These vital records consist of birth, marriage, divorce, and death records. These records are available at the municipality, county, and state levels. Monroe County divorce records are at the office of the Monroe County Clerk. Marriage records are issued by town and city clerks where the marriage occurred. Birth and death records are kept at the Vital Records Office of the Monroe County Health Department. The New York Bureau of Vital Records of the New York State Department of Health maintains vital records at the state level. It processes and issues copies of birth, marriage, divorce, and death records in the state.

Where and How to Get Monroe County Divorce Records?

Monroe County divorce records are sealed documents and are available only to the plaintiff, defendant, or attorneys of record. A copy of a valid ID is needed to obtain a divorce record. Persons with a court order can also review a divorce record. To obtain a copy of a divorce record, contact the Customer Service at (585) 753-1600 or at 39 West Main Street, Room 105, Rochester, NY 14614. The office operates from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The State Department of Health maintains divorce records and processes mail or in-person requests for them. Complete the Divorce Records Request form to obtain divorce records. The completed form, 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 Monroe County Marriage Records?

Monroe County marriage records are issued by city and town clerks where the marriage was performed.

City and town clerks in Monroe County:

City of Rochester: (585) 428-6617

Brighton: (585) 784-5240

Chili: (585) 889-6127

Clarkson: (585) 637-1130

East Rochester: (585) 586-3553

Gates: (585) 247-6100

Greece: (585) 723-2364

Hamlin: (585) 964-2421

Henrietta: (585) 359-7035

Irondequoit: (585) 336-6045

Mendon: (585) 624-6060

Ogden: (585) 617-6111

Parma: (585) 392-9461

Penfield: (585) 340-8628

Perinton: (585) 223-0770

Pittsford: (585) 248-6211

Riga: (585) 293-3880, extension 122

Rush: (585) 533-1312

Sweden: (585) 637-2144

Webster: (585) 872-7055

Wheatland: (585) 889-1553

Marriage records are also in the custody of the State Department of Health at the state level. Interested persons can make mail or in-person requests for marriage records by filling out the Marriage Record Application Form. The filled-out form should be accompanied with the required fees ($45 for walk-ins and $30 for mail request) and a copy of an accepted ID. Submit requests to:

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

Forms of ID accepted are:

  • 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 Monroe County Birth Records?

The Monroe County Health Department keeps records of births registered within the county. Monroe County birth records are available only to the record’s subject, their parent, and a person with a New York court order. Interested persons can request birth records online, by telephone, in person, or by mail. To make a telephone request, call (585) 753-5135.

For in-person requests, visit the Monroe County Health Department’s Office of Vital Records at the Ames Building, 740 East Henrietta Rd, at the intersection of E. Henrietta and Crittenden Rds (near Rt 390 and the MCC Campus). The office is open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To submit a mail request, first, complete the Birth Certificate Application form. Include a copy of a valid ID and payment and mail the application to:

Monroe County
Vital Records Office
740 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Attn: Birth Record Request

If you have any questions about your order, please contact our office at (585) 753-5141. Eligible applicants have to pay $30 for certified birth records payable to the Monroe County Office of Vital Records. Applicants may pay in cash, check, money order, or credit cards.

Alternatively, make mail or in-person requests to get copies of birth records from the State Department of Health. Simply complete the Birth Record Application Form, and enclose 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 Monroe County Death Records?

The Monroe County Health Department maintains the county’s death records. Monroe County death records are available only to the surviving spouse of the deceased, their parent, sibling, and children. These persons can request death records online, by telephone, in person or by mail. Make telephone requests by calling (585) 753-5135.

To process an in-person request for death records, visit the Monroe County Health Department’s Office of Vital Records at the Ames Building, 740 East Henrietta Road, at the intersection of East Henrietta and Crittenden Roads (near Rt 390 and the MCC Campus). This office opens on Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To make a mail request, fill out the Death Certificate Application form. Enclose a copy of a valid ID and payment to the filled-out form and mail them to:

Monroe County
Vital Records Office
740 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Attn: Death Record Request

If you have any questions about your order, please contact our office at (585) 753-5141. A death record costs $30 for certified copies. Make the fee payable to the Monroe County Office of Vital Records. Applicants may pay in cash, check, money order, or credit cards.

The State Department of Health also processes requests for death records and issues certified copies to interested persons. Make mail or in-person requests for death records by filling out the Death Record Request Form. Enclose any of the acceptable forms of a government-issued ID and the required fees ($45 for walk-ins and $30 for mail request). Submit a request 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)

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Monroe County?

Under New York's Freedom of Information Law, Monroe County property records are open to all members of the public. Anyone can request, view, and copy documents that government agencies create.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Monroe County

In Monroe County, the Real Property Tax Service (RPTS) is responsible for curating assessment rolls for real property to maintain equitable valuation. The office provides access to property records through an online portal. Interested individuals may purchase certified copies of assessment rolls from the RPTS office, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

Real Property Tax Service
304 County Office Building
39 W. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 753-1125
Fax: (585) 753-1192

How to Look Up Monroe County Property Records

The Monroe County Real Property Tax Service provides its residents access to property records through its Real Property Portal. Researchers can find information for single properties using:

  • Street name
  • Parcel ID.
  • House number
  • Zip Code

Researchers can also compare details of multiple properties with sales data going three years back. Interested individuals may search for properties by

  • Municipality
  • Street Address
  • School District
  • Residential Property Class
  • Non-Residential Property Class
  • Residential Home Style
  • Floor Area, Lot Size, Asmnt, Year Built, Room Types, Sale Date and Sale Price

Individuals that require certified copies of assessment rolls may purchase them from the RPTS office, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

Real Property Tax Service
304 County Office Building
39 W. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 753-1125
Fax: (585) 753-1192

Location of Monroe County Property Assessors

Brighton
Brighton Town Hall
2300 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618

Chili
Chili Town Hall
3333 Chili Ave.
Rochester, NY 14624

Clarkson
Clarkson Town Hall
3710 Lake Road –
P.O. Box 858
Clarkson, NY 14430

East Rochester
Town/Village Office
317 Main St
East Rochester, NY 14445

Gates
Gates Town Hall
1605 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624

Greece
Greece Town Hall
1 Vince Tofany Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14616

Hamlin
Hamlin Town Hall
1658 Lake Road
Hamlin, NY 14464

Henrietta
Henrietta Town Hall
475 Calkins Road
Henrietta, NY 14467

Irondequoit
Irondequoit Town Hall
1280 Titus Ave.
Rochester, NY 14617

Mendon
Mendon Town Hall
16 West Main St.
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

Ogden
Ogden Town Hall
269 Ogden-Center Road
Spencerport, NY 14559

Parma
Parma Town Hall
1300 Hilton-Parma Rd.
Hilton, NY 14468

Penfield
Penfield Assessment Office
3100 Atlantic Ave.
Penfield, NY 14526

Perinton
Perinton Town Hall
1350 Turk Hill Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450

Pittsford
Pittsford Town Hall
11 South Main Street
Pittsford, NY 14534
Riga

Riga Town Hall
6460 E Buffalo Road
Churchville, NY 14428

Rochester (City)
City Hall, Room 101-A
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614

Rush
Rush Town Hall
5977 E. Henrietta Rd.
Rush, NY 14543

Sweden
Sweden Town Hall
18 State Street - P.O. Box 366
Brockport, NY 14420

Webster
Webster Town Hall
1000 Ridge Road
Webster, NY 14580

Wheatland
Wheatland Town Hall
22 Main Street
Scottsville, NY 14546