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Montgomery County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Montgomery County Arrest Records?

Montgomery County arrest records are detailed reports of the events that led to the detainment of persons in the county. Law enforcement officials also generate arrest records when a person is called for questioning, apprehended, or detained. Arrest records are public records and are available to anyone on request. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office serves as the principal law enforcement agency in the county. This office collates arrest reports from other county law enforcement agencies into one file. Anyone in need of arrest records in Montgomery County can contact the Sheriff's Office via mail or in person. The office address of the County Sheriff's Office is:

200, Clark Drive
P.O. Box 432
Fultonville, NY 12072
Phone: (518) 853-5500

Crime Statistics

According to crime reports from all law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County, there were 716 crimes committed in 2018. Of this total, there were 79 violent crimes and 637 property crimes. The index crime rate, violent crime rate, and property crime rate were 1,485.8, 163.9, and 1,321.8 crimes per 100,000 population, respectively.

The following law enforcement agencies reported criminal data in 2018:

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 in 2018 was 1,784.2 crimes per 100,000 population. Violent crime rate was 350.6 per 100,000 population while property crime rate is 1,433.6 per 100,000 population

State and county data shows that Montgomery County residents are at least twice as safe from violent crime as most residents in other parts of NewYork. Although the difference isn't as much as with violent crime, Montgomery County residents also have a lower chance of becoming a victim of property crimes than residents in most other New York counties.

What are Montgomery County Criminal Records?

Criminal records in Montgomery County are official documents containing all the necessary information about an individual's criminal history. Unless expunged, arrest records are available to anybody upon request. Record-keepers have no right to withhold information on criminal records from the public under the New York Freedom of Information Law.

Criminal records are not the same as arrest records. Criminal records contain additional information, such as criminal convictions and court sentencing. According to the state's Freedom of Information Law, the following information are available on criminal records:

  • The subject's details (full name, aliases, race, gender, date of birth)
  • Physical descriptions
  • Complete fingerprints
  • Details of previous, recent, and pending criminal indictment
  • Arrest history
  • Details of past and present convictions

How Do I Get Montgomery County Criminal Records?

Montgomery County criminal records are available at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Since criminal records are available for inspection, anyone can request them. Interested persons are to forward requests to the County Sheriff by mail or visit the office in person. The office address of the Montgomery County Sheriff is:

200, Clark Drive
P.O. Box 432
Fultonville, NY 12072
Phone: (518) 853-5500

Other city and village law enforcement agencies also maintain criminal records. County trial courts and jail jurisdictions have some criminal records with them. Requesters can write to these agencies to access criminal records.

How to Find Montgomery County Sex Offender Information

Montgomery County sex offender information is available online on the New York Sex Offender Registry. The database contains all essential information on sex offenders classified according to their risk of re-committing a sexual offense. In New York, the classes of sex offenders are:

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

The New York Sex Offender Act states that all necessary information on high-risk sex offenders should be available to the public. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office may choose to exempt some information on level 1 and level 2 sex offenders from public view. However, anyone in need of such information may contact the County Sheriff directly. The office address is:

200 Clark Drive
P.O. Box 432
Fultonville, NY 12072
Phone: (518) 853-5500

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Montgomery County Jail?

The Montgomery County Jail gives on-site visiting privileges to inmates and the general public. People who wish to visit an inmate on-site should schedule an appointment by filling out an application form. Interested visitors should contact (518) 853-5555 for further questions as regarding scheduling a visit. The jail facility is at:

200 Clark Drive
P.O. Box 432
Fultonville, NY 12072
Phone: (518) 853-5500

It is important to note that only eligible individuals will receive permission to visit an inmate in the county jail. Anyone who had their visiting privileges revoked for breaching jail visitation rules cannot schedule a visit. Also, persons below 18 years can only visit if an adult accompanies them and anyone with a past criminal conviction may not be able to visit an inmate. The jail facility limits jail visitation to two people. To ascertain eligibility, visitors should contact (518) 853-5555 before visiting.

Where and How to Find Montgomery County Inmate Information

The New York Department of Correction and Community Supervision is the agency responsible for maintaining inmate data. Information on all inmates in Montgomery County is available online via the State Commission of Correction inmate locator website. People living in and around the county area can access inmate information for free.

Inmate search can be by name or I.D. number. The information available on the online database includes an inmate's personal information, book number, arrest information, physical description, and the correction facility that houses the inmate. Confidential court information is unavailable to the public.

What are Montgomery County Court Records?

Court records in Montgomery County are files that provide information on court dealings. There are several courts in Montgomery County, and each of these jurisdictions generates court records. New York Freedom of Information Laws permits accessibility to some court records while some other records are unavailable to the public and sealed by law.

The Montgomery County Clerk of Courts doubles as the court administrator and record-keeper. The office provides a platform where anyone can search for public court records while confidential records are available upon request. The office location of the Montgomery Clerk of Courts is:

Montgomery County Office Building
P.O. Box 1500
64, Broadway
Fonda, NY 12068-1500
Phone: (518) 853-8111
Fax: (518) 853-8116

Location of All Courts in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Supreme Court
58, Broadway
P.O. Box 1500
Fonda, NY 12068
Phone: (518) 853-4516
Fax: (518) 853-3596

Montgomery County Court
58, Broadway
P.O. Box 1500
Fonda, NY 12068
Phone: (518) 853-4516
Fax: (518) 853-3596

Montgomery County Family Court
58, Broadway
P.O. Box 1500
Fonda, NY 12068
Phone: (518) 853-8133
Fax: (518) 238-4370

Montgomery County Surrogate's Court
58, Broadway
P.O. Box 1500
Fonda, NY 12068
Phone: (518) 853-8108
Fax: (518) 853-8230

Amsterdam City Court
Public Safety Building
1, Guy Park Avenue Extension
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: (518) 842-9510
Fax: (518) 453-8646

Amsterdam Justice Court
283, Manny's Corners Road
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: (518) 842-7411
Fax: (518) 843-6934

Canajoharie Town Court
12, Mitchell Street
Canajoharie, NY 13317
Phone: (518) 673-3013
Fax: (518) 673-5647

Canajoharie Village Court
75, Erie Blvd
Canajoharie, NY 13317
Phone: (518) 673-5116
Fax: (518) 673-8051

Charleston Town Court
480, Corbin Hill Road
Sprakers, NY 12166
Phone: (518) 922-6279
Fax: (518) 922-6279

Florida Town Court
214, Fort Hunter Road
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: (518) 843-6468

Glen Town Court
7, Erie Street
Fultonville, NY 12072
Phone: (518) 853-4825
Fax: (518) 853-4343

Minden Town Court
136, State Highway 80
Fort Plain, NY 13339
Phone: (518) 993-3616
Fax: (518) 993-3966

Mohawk Town Court
2-4, Park Street
P.O. Box 415
Fonda, NY 12068
Phone: (518) 853-8865
Fax: (518) 853-4730

Palatine Town Court
141, West Grand Street
P.O. Box 40
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428
Phone: (518) 673-1003

Root Town Court
1048, Carlisle Road
Sprakers, NY 12166
Phone: (518) 673-3549
Fax: (518) 673-5348

St. Johnsville Town Court
7431, State Highway 5
P.O. Box 28
St. Johnsville, NY 13452
Phone: (518) 568-2662
Fax: (518) 568-7811

St. Johnsville Village Court
16, Washington Street
St. Johnsville, NY 13452
Phone: (518) 568-5298
Fax: (518) 568-5723

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What are Montgomery County Vital Records?

Montgomery Vital Records are government documents that provide information on special events in an individual's life. Vital records in Montgomery are not public records according to state laws except the subject of the record is deceased. Other than this, vital records are only available to people based on eligibility.

Divorce records contain information on court settlements and happenings that led to a divorce. In Montgomery, divorce records are not open to the public. The reason is that divorce records contain confidential information.

Vital records are available at the New York State Department of Health. Certified copies of records of important events that occurred in the state are obtainable by writing to the office. An ineligible individual may file for eligibility in court under the New York State Public Records Law.

The office address of the New York State Department of Health is:

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

At the County level, the Montgomery County Clerk's office maintains vital records of events that occurred in Montgomery County. Anyone eligible may write to the County Clerk online or visit the office in person. The address of the Montgomery County Clerk is:

Montgomery County Office Building
P.O. Box 1500
64, Broadway
Fonda, NY 12068-1500
Phone: (518) 853-8111
Fax: (518) 853-8116

Where and How to Get Montgomery County Divorce Records

Eligible individuals may contact the New York State Department of Health for records of divorce events finalized by state or county court. The state office has in its custody, records as far back as January 1963 and charges $30 per copy. The office headquarters is at:

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

An easier option for Montgomery County residents is to write to the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts. The Clerk has some earlier records which are available to the public. The address of the office is:

Montgomery County Office Building
P.O. Box 1500
64, Broadway
Fonda, NY 12068-1500
Phone: (518) 853-8111
Fax: (518) 853-8116

Where and How to Get Montgomery County Marriage Records

Eligibles can obtain Montgomery County marriage records at the New York State Department of Health. The department charges $30 per copy and has marriage records as far as 1881. The office headquarters is:

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

People living in Montgomery County may also contact the office of the city clerk where the marriage occurred. The Clerk will require proof of eligibility upon request. Requesters will need to tender a government-issued photo I.D. as proof of eligibility, and will also have to fill a form stating personal information about the record's subject.

Where and How to Get Montgomery County Birth Records

Birth records since 1881 are available at the New York State Department of Health. Eligible requesters will have to pay $30 per copy. Requesters may pay for fees 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.

Since birth records are not public records, requesters will need to provide a government-issued photo I.D. as proof of eligibility. Copies of Montgomery birth records are available upon request online via the state department's official website. Requesters may also visit the office headquarters at:

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

Where and How to Get Montgomery County Death Records

Montgomery County death records are available at the New York State Department of Health. The department issues copies of death records documented since 1881. Anyone in need of death records should write to the office at:

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

Requesters will have to pay $30 to obtain a copy of death records. Available payment options are by check or money order. Persons requesting death records from outside the country should do so by mail, and fees should be by international money order or by check drawn on a U.S. bank.