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Onondaga County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

Onondaga County recorded 1,429 violent crimes and 9,464 property crimes in 2017, the most recent year with a complete set of crime data. These represent a 4.2% dip in violent crime rate and a 24.3% drop in property crime rate compared to 2013 figures. A closer look at the county’s 2017 crime data shows that there were 24 murders, 211 rapes, 355 robberies, and 839 aggravated assaults reported. Incidences of property crimes include 1,744 burglaries, 7,146 larcenies, and 574 motor vehicle thefts.

The most recent five-year crime trend for Onondaga County shows that rape and motor vehicle theft were the only Part I crimes to record higher figures in 2017 compared to 2013. Rape rate grew by 102.9% mostly due to the expanded definition of the crime in the years between 2017 and 2013. Motor vehicle theft rate increased by a modest 5.9%. Murder, robbery, and aggravated assault rates rose in Onondaga County by 4%, 24.3%, and 6% respectively. In the same period, burglary rate grew by 34% while there were 23.3% more cases of larceny.

Criminal Records

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) releases personal criminal history records upon request for all the counties in the state. To obtain yours, start by contacting MorphoTrust USA, a third-party vendor, about getting your fingerprints taken. Call (877) 472-6915 or visit to schedule an appointment. Provide the right service code for the records you want. This is 15464Z for a suppressed record and 15465F for an unsuppressed record. Bring a valid photo ID to your appointment (you can ask about what’s deemed a valid ID when making an appointment by phone or online).

The fee for this service is $62 payable by check, money order, or credit card. Make check or money order payable to “Idemia”. The NYS DCJS returns background check reviewsto requesters by US Mail. It takes 7 – 10 business days after receiving fingerprints from the third-party vendor.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office provides incident and accident reports to individuals involved in reported events. These are available for request in person and by mail. Visit or mail your request to:

Records UnitOnondaga Sheriff’s Headquarters
407 South State Street
Syracuse, NY

This office opens between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and its contact phone number is (315) 435-3010. When requesting for these records by mail, make sure to include a case number in your request as well as a self-addressed stamped envelope and application fees. Call the Records Unit to ask about the current fees for this service.

The DCJS is responsible for maintaining the New York State Sex Offender Registry. The state’s Sex Offender Registration Act mandates this agency to provide the public with information about the statuses and locations of sex offenders living in all counties of the state. Publicly available data include zip code information for Level 1 offenders (low risk) and complete residence addresses of Level 2 (moderate risk) and Level 3 (most likely to re-offend) sex offenders.

Search the New York Sex Offender Registry by name and zip code. Make sure to select Onondaga from the drop-down county list to restrict your search to registered offenders living, working, and attending school in the county.

There are two jails in Onondaga County. These are the Jamesville Correctional Facility and the Onondaga County Justice Center. The Jamesville Correctional Facility is at 6660 E Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY. Use this inmate lookup tool to find individuals incarcerated in this jail.

The Onondaga County Justice Center is a maximum-security facility that houses federal, state, and county inmates. Its address is 555 South State Street, Syracuse, NY. Search for inmates in this facility by using this inmate locator tool.

To fund the accounts of inmates in both facilities, come to the bail cashier/property drop-off windows of these jails. These locations are open between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Weekend and holiday opening hours are 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friends and family members can also deposit funds using the lobby kiosk in the Onondaga County Justice Center. This location is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every day. It accepts cash and credit card deposits and charges a service fee of $4 per deposit.

Court Records

Onondaga County court system is part of New York’s 5th Judicial District. It has a Supreme Court with two separate divisions, a County Court, a Family Court, and a Surrogate’s Court. Below are the addresses and contact information for these courts:

Onondaga County Supreme Court
Onondaga County & City of Syracuse Criminal Courthouse
505 S. State Street Rm. 110
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 671-1030
Fax: (315) 671-1191

Onondaga County Supreme Court Dedicated Matrimonial Part
Hughes State Office Bldg., 8th Floor
333 East Washington St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 728-7238
Phone: (315) 728-7237

Onondaga County Supreme Court Integrated Domestic Violence Court
Onondaga County Courthouse - Room 203
401 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 671-2050
Fax: (315) 671-1170

Onondaga County Court
Onondaga County/City of Syracuse Criminal Courthouse
505 South State St.
Syracuse, N.Y. 13202-2104
Phone: (315) 671-1020
Fax: (315) 671-1191

Onondaga County Surrogate's Court
Onondaga County Courthouse
401 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 671-2100
Fax: (315) 671-1162

Find the records of the Onondaga County Court and Supreme Court on the New York State Court System’s WebCivil Supreme portal. Follow the links on the page to search for case index and documents. Case files and dockets for the Integrated Domestic Violence Court are available on the WebFamily portal. Use the Surrogate Records Search to view search for the records of the Onondaga County Surrogate’s Court.

Besides these courts, there are also courts in the City of Syracuse as well as the towns and villages of Onondaga County. The addresses and contact information for these are:

Syracuse City Court
Onondaga County/City of Syracuse Criminal Courthouse
505 South State St.
Syracuse, N.Y. 13202-2104
Phone: (315) 671-2700
Fax: (315) 671-2740

Baldwinsville Village Court
16 West Genesee Street, Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Phone: (315) 635-6355
Fax: (315) 638-7328

Camillus Town Court
4600 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: (315) 487-0600 (Justice Poli)
Fax: (315) 487-1537 (Justice Poli)
Phone: (315) 487-7066 (Justice Petosa)
Fax: (315) 487-8878 (Justice Petosa)

Cicero Justice Court
Phone: (315) 699-8478
Fax: (315) 699-7017

Clay Town Court
4401 Route 31, Clay, NY 13041
Phone: (315) 652-3800
Fax: (315) 622-7259

DeWitt Town Court
5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone: (315) 446-7136 (Justice Jokl)
Phone: (315) 446-9180 (Justice Gideon)

East Syracuse Village Court
204 North Center Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone: (315) 437-3541 ext. 3300

Elbridge Town Court
5 State Route 31, P.O. Box 568, Jordan, NY 13080
Phone: (315) 689-7380 ext. 3
Fax: (315) 689-6395

Fabius Town Court
7786 Main Street, P.O. Box 164, Fabius, NY 13063
Phone: (315) 683-9847

Fayetteville Village Justice Court
425 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066
Phone: (315) 637-8070
Fax: (315) 637-0107

Geddes Town Court
1000 Woods Road, Solvay, NY 13209
Phone: (315) 468-3613
Fax: (315) 487-5819

Jordan Village Court
7 Mechanic Street, P.O. Box 561, Jordan, NY 13080
Phone: (315) 689-3483

LaFayette Town Court
2577 US Route 11, P.O. Box 135, LaFayette, NY 13084
Phone: (315) 677-9350
Fax: (315) 677-4622

Liverpool Justice Court
Village Hall
310 Sycamore Street, Liverpool, NY 13088
Phone: (315) 457-5379 ext. 7
Fax: (315) 453-2070

Lysander Town Court
8220 Loop Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Phone: (315) 638-1308
Fax: (315) 638-2369

Manlius Town Court
301 Brooklea Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066
Phone: (315) 637-3251
Fax: (315) 637-9807

Manlius Village Court
1 Arkie Albanese Avenue, Manlius, NY 13104
Phone: (315) 682-7245
Fax: (315) 682-6121

Marcellus Town Court
24 East Main Street, Marcellus, NY 13108
Phone: (315) 673-3269 ext. 3

Minoa Village Court
240 North Main Street, Minoa, NY 13116
Phone: (315) 656-2203
Fax: (315) 656-3642

North Syracuse Village Court
Municipal Building
600 South Bay Road, North Syracuse, NY 13212
Phone: (315) 458-4695
Fax: (315) 458-5197

Onondaga Justice Court
5020 Ball Road, Syracuse, NY 13215
Phone: (315) 469-1674
Fax: (315) 469-3094

Otisco Town Court
1924 Barker Street, Tully, NY 13159
Phone: (315) 696-6771
Fax: (315) 696-4678

Pompey Town Court
8354 US Route 20, Manlius, NY 13104
Phone: (315) 682-1168
Fax: (315) 682-3659

Salina Town Court
201 School Road, Liverpool, NY 13088
Phone: (315) 457-4251 (Justice Piraino)
Phone: (315) 457-4252 (Justice Carey)

Skaneateles Justice Court
Town Hall
24 Jordan Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152
Phone: (315) 685-5880
Fax: (315) 685-4779

Solvay Village Court
Village Hall
1100 Woods Road, Solvay, NY 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1608
Fax: (315) 468-1600

Spafford Justice Court
1984 State Route 174, Skaneateles, NY 13152
Phone: (315) 673-0710
Fax: (315) 673-9835

Tully Town Justice Court
Town Hall
5883 Meeting House Road, P.O. Box 126, Tully, NY 13159
Phone: (315) 696-5884
Fax: (315) 696-0114

Van Buren Town Court
7575 Van Buren Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Phone: (315) 635-3523
Fax: (315) 635-5083

You can find the records of some of these courts using the WebCivil Local search portal of the New York Court System. Alternatively, contact the courts to ask about their records.

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Vital Records

The Onondaga County Clerk provides copies of divorce decrees upon request. Visit or call the Office of the County Clerk to ask for more information about obtaining copies of your divorce decree. The Onondaga County Clerk’s Office is at:

400 Montgomery Street
Room 200
Syracuse, NY 13202
Its phone number is (315) 435-2226. The office is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The New York Department of Health provides divorce certificates for all counties in the state. This option is only available for divorces finalized on and after January 1, 1963. To request for copies of your divorce certificate, start by downloading and completing a Divorce Certificate Mail-in Application. Send this along with a copy of a valid ID and a check or money order for record fee to:

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

Make the check or money order payable to the New York State Department of Health. Requests received this way take 10 – 12 weeks to process. For expedited processing, choose priority handling and send your mail request to:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Certification Unit
800 North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

The fee for regular handling is $30 per copy while priority handling costs $45 per divorce record.

The New York State Department of Health can also provide copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates for Onondaga County. Follow the same procedures as above but send a completed Birth, Death, or Marriage Certificate Mail-in Application. Fees and payment methods are the same.

Copies of birth and death certificates are also available from the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the Onondaga County Health Department. To obtain these records, visit or send a mail request to the Office of the Bureau of Vital Statistics at:

421 Montgomery Street
Room 20, Civic Center Basement Level
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 435-3241

The office opens from Monday to Friday. Office hours are between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Bring along, or include in your mail, a valid photo ID. The fee for the first copy of a birth or death certificate is $30. Each additional copy of the same record costs $15. It takes 7 – 10 business days to fulfil a mail request. You can choose Express Mail delivery for an additional $20 to get the records in 2 – 3 business days. Next business day delivery costs $25.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Onondaga County

In compliance with the New York Freedom of Information Act, Onondaga County property records are accessible to all interested parties. Interested individuals or parties can view and obtain copies of Onondaga County property records by submitting a request to the custodian agency.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Onondaga County

The Clerk of Onondaga County is responsible for collating and maintaining a repository of all legal documents associated with real estate. It maintains online and offline information on all property documents generated in the county from 1794 to the present. Publicly available property records in Onondaga County cover information on mortgages, liens, easements, and other types of property documents.

Interested parties can view and obtain copies of Onondaga County property records in person at the:

Onondaga County Clerk
401 Montgomery Street
Room 200
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 435-2226

The Onondaga County Clerk’s Office attends to in-person requests on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to Look Up Onondaga County Property Records

Members of the public can view and print out copies of Onondaga County property records via the eSearch online portal. To access property records on the eSearch online portal, interested parties may sign-in as a guest or create an account on the portal. Requesters who sign in as guests can only view the document indices. Whereas creating an account on the eSearch portal will enable requesters to view and print out copies of Onondaga property documents.

Note that requesters must purchase a subscription after creating an account to obtain property records. Furthermore, requesters may select from three subscriptions:

  • $5.00 for a 24 hours search
  • $100.00 for 30 day search
  • $500.00 for 180 day search

Location of Onondaga County Property Assessors

City of Syracuse
233 East Washington Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 448-8280

Town of Camillus
4600 West Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: (315) 487-7574