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Rockland County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Rockland County Public Records?

Rockland County public records are available to residents and other interested parties for inspection. According to Section 86 of the Public Officers Law, public records in New York can be in the form of documents, maps, books, folders, drawings, rules, pamphlets, and examinations made by public agencies. Local and state agencies may provide these records online or in physical copies. Typically, a record access officer like the Rockland County clerk is responsible for maintaining and disseminating public records. Requesters can contact the county clerk to obtain these public documents. However, the clerk has the right to refuse disclosure on the following records:

  • Records that would be an unjustified breach of a person's privacy.
  • Documents prohibited from disclosure under another law.
  • Records that would jeopardize bid or contract outcomes, as well as union negotiations.
  • Financial records showing trade secrets or business data.
  • Records gathered for investigative purposes that may interfere with the outcome of court proceedings.
  • Records that may jeopardize other citizen's lives.
  • Examination records show questions or answers and scoring criteria used to prepare, conduct, and score the exam before starting.
  • Records showing details that threaten an agency's cybersecurity.
  • Records of video recordings and images taken under Section 1111-A.

Rockland County Crime Statistics

Crime statistics in Rockland County and other parts of New York are collated and published by the Division of Criminal Justice Services. According to the recent crime statistics published in 2020, Rockland County witnessed 2,735 total crimes. 87.5% (2,395 cases) of the total index crimes are property-related while 12.5% (340 cases) are violent crimes. Violent crimes in the county include nine murders, 50 rapes, 57 robberies, and 224 aggravated crimes. On the other hand, property crimes include 220 burglaries, 2072 robberies, and 103 motor vehicle thefts. Clarkstown Town, having 958 cases, recorded more crimes than any other community in Rockland County. Compared to the 2019 crime statistics (2882 total index crimes reported) in the county, it is evident that crime in Rockland County has reduced by 5.1%.

Are Rockland County Criminal Records Public?

The New York FOIL states that Rockland County criminal records are public documents. Hence they are available to all interested parties. Those interested may access Rockland County criminal records by visiting the sheriff's department. Requesters should note that sealed or expunged records are not available to the public.

The Office of Court Administration (OCA) in New York provides online access to statewide criminal records at the state level. Only registered users with a login ID and password can search the online database. After registering successfully, subscribers can access public criminal records at $95 per name searched. Subscribers can make payments using credit/debit cards or checking accounts, depending.

The New York OCA also processes mail-in requests. The cost of obtaining a copy of a criminal background via mail is $95.00 per order. Requesters can make payments using money orders and checks written to the New York State Office of Court Administration. To send a mail request, download the CHRS Application Form. Send the completed form to:

Office of Court Administration
25 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 428-2810
Email: CHRS@nycourts.gov

How to Obtain Rockland County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

Interested Individuals can access Rockland County arrest records and police reports through the Rockland County Sheriff by visiting the office at:

Rockland County Sheriff
55 New Hempstead Road
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 638-5400

Requesters are urged to contact the county sheriff's department to see if the documents they are looking for are accessible. Requests for Rockland County police reports and arrest records must be made during normal work hours from Monday through Friday. Alternatively, record seekers may visit the nearest police department in the county using the addresses below:

Haverstraw Village Police Department
25 Fairmount Avenue
Haverstraw, NY

South Nyack Police Department
282 South Broadway
Nyack, NY

Town Of Clarkstown Police Department
20 Maple Avenue
Spring Valley, NY

Town Of Haverstraw Police Department
101 West Ramapo Road
Mount Ivy, NY

Town Of Orangetown Police Department
26 Orangeburg Road
Orangeburg, NY

Town Of Ramapo Police Department
237 New York 59
Suffern, NY

Town Of Stony Point Police Department
79 New York 210
Stony Point, NY

Village Of Piermont Police Department
478 Piermont Avenue
Piermont, NY

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Rockland County

Rockland County sex offender information is a record accessible by the general public. The Sheriff's Department of Rockland County, in collaboration with the county's district attorney, provides an online search tool for sex offenders through an approved private site. Interested parties can search for sex offenders' information within Rockland County using the name, address, address type, city, zip code, and zip plus. Interested parties can also register to receive an email notification for free and updated when a sex offender registers with Rockland County Sheriff's Office. Also, visitors can send out the search results to the email of a family or relative.

Alternatively, the state has an official sex offender search tool that compiles and maintains such records at the state level. Sex offenders who get registered on this database are convicted of sex crimes. Searchers can query the database with the full name of the sex offender, the city, the zip code, the offender's compliance status, and the county sex offender was incarcerated.

How to Find Rockland County Inmate Records

The Rockland County Sheriff's Office is in charge of the daily operations of the county jail. Parties interested in obtaining Rockland County inmate records can do so in person by contacting the following:

Rockland County Sheriff
55 New Hempstead Road
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 638-5400

Interested individuals can access Rockland County inmate records online through the Inmate Lookup tool maintained by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in New York.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Rockland County Jail?

The Sheriff's Office of Rockland County grants family and relatives visitation privileges to inmates in the county jail. Visitors must confirm visiting times from the Rockland County visitation rules. Generally, all visitors must go through a vetting process before entering the county jail. Visitors are needed to register 30 minutes minimum before the time of visitation. They should also come with a valid picture ID before visiting the facility. A guardian must accompany minors under the age of 18. Refreshments, smartphones, and cameras are prohibited from being brought inside the visitor room. Visitors who break the jail's visitation guidelines will be barred from returning.

Rockland County Court Records

Rockland County court records are official documents containing the events in a court proceeding. New York FOIL makes court records available to the public on request. The Rockland County court system comprises 25 courts, including one supreme court, one county court, one family court, one surrogate, and 21 courts. The supreme and county court handles all cases relating to violations and crimes, while the family court resolves all cases concerning the family (domestic violence). Court cases involving estate settlements and probates are taken to the surrogate court.

Locations of Courts in Rockland County

Rockland County Supreme Court
1 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 483-8310
Fax: (845) 638-5312

Rockland County Court
1 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 483-8310
Fax: (845) 638-5312

Rockland County Family Court
1 South Main Street
Suite 300
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 483-8210
Fax: (845) 638-5319

Rockland County Surrogate's Court
1 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 483-8260
Fax: (845) 638-5632

Airmont Justice Court
251 Cherry Lane
P.O. Box 578
Tallman, NY 10982
Phone: (845) 357-3980

Chestnut Ridge Village Court
277 Old Nyack Turnpike
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
Phone: (845) 425-3108
Fax: (845) 352-6277

Clarkstown Justice Court
20 Maple Avenue
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 639-5960
Fax: (845) 639-5910

Grand View-on-Hudson Village Court
282 South Broadway
South Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: (845) 358-5078
Fax: (845) 358-2714

Haverstraw Town Justice Court
1 Rosman Road
Garnerville, NY 10923
Phone: (845) 947-0020
Fax: (845) 947-0097

Haverstraw Village Justice Court
40 New Main Street
Haverstraw, NY 10927
Phone: (845) 947-4063
Fax: (845) 429-0109

Hillburn Village Court
Village Hall
31 Mountain Avenue
Hillburn, NY 10931
Phone: (845) 357-2036
Fax: (845) 357-4933

Montebello Village Court
Village Hall
1 Montebello Road
Montebello, NY 10901
Phone: (845) 368-2211
Fax: (845) 368-2044

New Hempstead Justice Court
108 East Schoolhouse Lane
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 354-8110

New Square Village Court
766 North Main Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: (845) 354-5778

Nyack Justice Court
9 North Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: (845) 358-4464
Fax: (845) 358-0544

Orangetown Justice Court
26 Orangeburg Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Phone: (845) 359-5100
Fax: (845) 359-5115

Piermont Justice Court
478 Piermont Avenue
Piermont, NY 10968
Phone: (845) 359-1258
Fax: (845) 359-5792

Ramapo Justice Court
237 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
Phone: (845) 357-5100

Sloatsburg Justice Court
96 Orange Turnpike
Sloatsburg, NY 10974
Phone: (845) 753-5506
Fax: (845) 753-5512

South Nyack Justice Court
282 South Broadway
South Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: (845) 358-5078

Spring Valley Justice Court
200 North Main Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: (845) 573-5820
Fax: (845) 352-2245

Stony Point Justice Court
6 Patriot Hills Lane
Stony Point, NY 10980
Phone: (845) 786-2506
Fax: (845) 786-3087

Suffern Village Court
61 Washington Avenue
Suffern, NY 10901
Phone: (845) 357-6424

Wesley Hills Village Justice Court
432 Route 306
Wesley Hills, NY 10952
Phone: (845) 354-0404
Fax: (845) 354-4097

West Haverstraw Justice Court
130 Samsondale Avenue
West Haverstraw, NY 10993
Phone: (845) 947-1013
Fax: (845) 947-1560

Are Rockland County Court Records Public?

Yes, court records are available to county residents. Court clerks are in charge of creating and maintaining these records. Rockland County court records are accessible through in-person, mail, phone, and online requests. However, the New York FOIL exempts some records from public view. Generally, exempted records contain sensitive information, financial secrets, and details of ongoing investigations.

How to Obtain Rockland County Civil Court Case Records

The Rockland County Circuit Clerk maintains the court records for the county. Individuals interested in Rockland County court case records can go to the County Clerk website. Requesters can also visit the office at:

Rockland County Clerk
1, South Main Street, Suite 100
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 638-5221

Parties can find civil court proceedings in St. Lawrence County in the central database managed by the New York Judiciary. On the WebCivil Local platform, individuals can perform a party search by inputting the plaintiffs' names or defendants involved in the civil suit. The index search is also available for record seekers who know the case numbers. Requesters who only know the legal representatives of the parties involved may use the attorney/firm search while the judge search is available to searchers who know the name of the presiding judge.

How to Obtain Rockland County Criminal Court Records

Criminal court records are records detailing the court proceedings of a criminal case. In Rockland County, a deputy clerk is present in all court cases and records the proceedings. These documents are obtainable for all interested persons. Requesters can contact the clerk online via the county clerk webpage. Also, interested parties can get Rockland County criminal court records from the Supreme & County Court Clerk's office at:

Rockland County Clerk
1, South Main Street
Suite 100
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 638-5221

The NYS Unified Court System provides local criminal court transcripts via a digital portal. Requesters can use the WebCriminal platform on a web browser or mobile app. To find information via the online platform, requesters must provide the case number or the defendant's name.

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

What are Rockland County Vital Records?

Rockland County vital records, created by the local health department, reveal significant life milestones of county residents. Examples of vital records are death, birth, adoption, marriage, and divorce records. Generally, birth, death, and marriage certificates are obtainable from the New York Health Department. On the other hand, divorce records are also court records, and they are available at the court clerk's office.

Where and How to Obtain Rockland County Divorce Records

A divorce certificate is the court document issued by a court legally ending a marriage. Rockland County divorce records are available to the public. In New York, requesters can only obtain a divorce decree from the court that issued it. Rockland County divorce records can be obtained from the county family court 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday to Friday at:

Rockland County Family Court
1 South Main Street
Suite 300
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 483-8210

The New York Health Department also issues divorce certificates. However, divorce certificates for marriages dissolved before 1963 are not available. Interested parties can request this record in three ways.

1. In-person requests cost $45 and are payable in cash, money order, or check. The address to visit is:

New York Department of Health (Certification Unit)
Vital Records Section/2nd floor
800 North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

2. Online/phone requests cost $45.00 (plus $8 processing fee) and are payable via electronic check, American express, discover, Visa, or MasterCard. To order a copy, requesters should visit the state health department website.

3. Mail requests cost $30 and are payable via personal check, money order, or certified check. Requesters are to fill a form and send it to:

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

Requesters should note that these documents are accessible only to either the spouse or a person with an order from a New York Court. Also, requesters will need to submit a valid means of identification along with two copies of utility bills, a government agency letter dated within the previous six months, and a mobile number. County residents applying from a foreign country are expected to produce their US passports.

Where and How to Get Public Rockland County Marriage Records

Marriage records are only obtainable by the record holders, legal representatives, or persons with a court order in Rockland County. Requesters can order Rockland County marriage records online via a third-party website approved by the New York health department office. It is vital to note that these documents are accessible to either the spouse, a legal representative or a person with a New York Court order. Requesters must also submit a valid means of identification along with two copies of utility bills, a government agency letter dated within the previous six months, and a mobile number. County residents applying from a foreign country are expected to produce their US passports. Requests can be made online, by phone call requests, via mail-in requests, or in person.

  • In-person requests cost $45 and are payable in cash, money order, or check. The address to visit is:

New York Department of Health (Certification Unit)
Vital Records Section/2nd floor
800 North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

  • Online and phone call requests cost $45.00 (plus an $8 processing fee). This is payable in electronic check, American express, discover, and Visa, or MasterCard. To order a copy, requesters should visit the marriage certificate request page.
  • Email requests cost $30 and are payable via personal check, money order, or certified check. Interested individuals will be required to fill a form and send it to:

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

Where and How to Obtain Confidential Marriage Records in Rockland County

Confidential marriage records often contain detailed information involving married couples. Obtaining a confidential marriage record in Rockland County may be unavailable as the state law does not reference such records. Generally, all marriage records in New York are non-confidential.

Where and How to Find Rockland County Birth Records

The New York Health Department issues birth records of persons born in Rockland county. These documents are only available to the record holder, the parents, and a spouse or child (must have a New York court order). Requesters can obtain marriage records by completing a Birth Certificate Request form and submitting it in person or by mail. Requesters should send the forms along with the payment payable in money orders or checks to:

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

Certified birth records ordered via mail cost $30.00, online and phone requests cost $45.00 (plus $8 processing fee), while in-person requests cost $45.00. Only requesters making in-person requests can pay in cash, and all payments are to be made to the Health Department.

Where and How to Find Rockland County Death Records

Death records in Rockland County are only obtainable by the deceased's parent, spouse, sibling, or child. The only persons who may access it are requesters with documented lawful rights or claims and those with documented medical needs. Individuals may also receive a court order granting them access to limited death records. Interested parties may access death records by completing a Death Request form and submitting it in person or by mail. Requesters should send these with the payments to:

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

Parties can request death records by mail for $30.00. It is also available on the internet and over the phone for $45.00, plus an $8 transaction charge, and in-person for $45.00. Checks, money orders, and Visa/MasterCard are acceptable forms of payments for mail-in and online requests. Cash payments are only accepted from in-person requesters.