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Saratoga County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Statistics

Crime data compiled by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services reveal that Saratoga County recorded a total of 2,795 reported crimes in 2017. It marked a steady decline from a total of 3,115 in 2013. Larceny and burglary were the most common crimes with 2,102 and 346 reported incidents. However, aggravated assault and rape were the most popular violent crimes with 159 and 82 reported incidents.

Criminal Records

How to Get Police Reports

The Records Division of the Saratoga County Sheriff Office maintains and processes requests for police, case and incident reports. Interested persons may access reports by delivering a completed request for report application in person or via mail to:

Saratoga County Sheriff

6010 County Farm Rd.
Ballston Spa,
NY 12020,
(518) 885-2465

Although Saratoga criminal history records are collated and maintained by the office of the Saratoga County Sheriff, they can only be accessed by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Service. Individuals are not eligible to request or review criminal history records of persons other than themselves. Only employers or licensing entities with statutory authority to access this information may request a rap sheet.

How to Get Police Reports

The Records Division of the Saratoga County Sheriff Office maintains and processes requests for police, case and incident reports. Interested persons may access reports by delivering a completed request for report application in person or via mail to:

Saratoga County Sheriff
6010 County Farm Rd.
Ballston Spa,
NY 12020
(518) 885-2465

How to Get Criminal Records

Licensing entities and employers may request background checks and criminal history records by submitting a Request for Access to Criminal History Record Information application to the DCJS. This requires information about the subject as well as fingerprint submission (if applicable). Submissions may only be made online, and results received may be dependent on the authority of the requesting agency. For related queries, requestors may contact:

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 457-8413

Similarly, interested persons may request personal record reviews for personal use alone, from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. A government-issued I.D and $62 fee must be provided to process the request. Personal record reviews are delivered within 7-10 days of the request via mail only. These reports cannot be picked up in person or released to a third party.

How to Find Sex Offender Information

The Saratoga County Sheriff Office maintains records of sex offenders residing within the county. Saratoga residents may obtain information about sex offenders on the Saratoga County Sheriff sex offender site. Offenders may be searched by name or location, and filtered by their proximity to specific addresses. Members of the public may also subscribe to the Sheriffs Office email notification feature which alerts members of nearby sex offenders.

Where to Find Inmate and Jail Information

Information regarding current inmates of the Saratoga county correctional facility is managed by the Corrections Division of the Saratoga County Sheriffs. Interested persons may obtain information about currently incarcerated or recently booked inmates by querying the county correctional facility at:

6010 County Farm Road
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Other details about inmate correspondence, commissary, bail, and bond, as well as facility clearance are available for public access on the correctional facility information page.

Court Records

Where and How to Get Court Records

The office of the Saratoga County Clerk functions as the clerk of the Supreme and County Courts, generating and maintaining court records of cases filed in all courts under its jurisdiction. The office provides public access to non-confidential court records such as civil court records, records of lawsuits, money judgments, foreclosures and so on. The office also maintains confidential records including divorce, adoption and guardianship records which are only available to eligible persons.

Non-confidential records may be obtained in person or online using the Saratoga County Clerk Online Records Archive. Online access typically requires that requesting parties register on the archive application page after which access will be granted by the Clerk's Office within 2 business days of the application.

Requests for confidential records can only be made in person at the Clerk's office. All in-person requests are to be made at:

40 McMaster Street,
Municipal Complex Building 1
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 885-2213
Fax: (518) 884-4726

Location of All Courts in County

Listed below are the locations, mailing addresses, and contact information of courts in Saratoga County:

Saratoga County Supreme Court
30 McMaster Street,
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 451-8840
Fax: (518) 453-5937

Saratoga County Court
30 McMaster Street,
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 451-8840
Fax: (518) 453-5937

Saratoga County Family Court
35 West High Street,
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 451-8888
Fax: (518) 453-5942

Saratoga County Surrogate's Court
30 McMaster Street,
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 451-8830
Fax: (518) 453-8693

Mechanicville City Court
Mechanicville City Hall
36 North Main Street,
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Phone: (518) 453-5959
Fax: (518) 453-8678

Saratoga Springs City Court
Saratoga Springs City Hall
474 Broadway,
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 451-8780
Fax: (518) 453-8686

Ballston Spa Village Justice Court
30 Bath Street,
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 885-6393
Fax: (518) 885-3864

Ballston Town Court
323 Charlton Road,
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 885-8502 ext. 18
Fax: (518) 885-0400

Charlton Town Court
758 Charlton Road,
Charlton, NY 12019
Phone: (518) 384-0152 ext. 220
Fax: (518) 384-3200

Clifton Park Town Court
Public Safety Building
5 Municipal Plaza,
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: (518) 371-6668
Fax: (518) 371-3963

Corinth Justice Court
600 Palmer Avenue,
Corinth, NY 12822
Phone: (518) 654-9232 ext. 2
Fax: (518) 654-6122

Day Town Court
1650 North Shore Road,
Hadley, NY 12835
Phone: (518) 696-3789 ext. 306
Fax: (518) 696-5391

Edinburg Justice Court
47 Military Road,
Edinburg, NY 12134
Phone: (518) 863-2409

Galway Town Court
5910 Sacandaga Road,
Galway, NY 12074
Phone: (518) 882-6070

Galway Village Court
5910 Sacandaga Road,
P.O. Box 219,
Galway, NY 12074
Phone: (518) 882-6070

Greenfield Town Court
7 Wilton Road, P.O. Box 10,
Greenfield Center,
NY 12833
Phone: (518) 893-7432 ext. 311
Fax: (518) 893-2502

Hadley Justice Court
4 Stony Creek Road, P.O. Box 323,
Hadley, NY 12835
Phone: (518) 696-4379 ext. 8
Fax: (518) 696-5516

Halfmoon Justice Court
1 Halfmoon Town Plaza,
Halfmoon, NY 12065
Phone: (518) 371-2592
Fax: (518) 371-0258

Malta Town Court
2538 State Route 9, Malta, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 899-6797
Fax: (518) 899-2312

Milton Town Court
345 Rowland Street,
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 885-9267
Fax: (518) 884-8317

Moreau Town Court
351 Reynolds Road,
Moreau, NY 12828
Phone: (518) 793-3188
Fax: (518) 793-3294

Northumberland Town Court
17 Catherine Street,
P.O. Box 128,
Gansevoort, NY 12831
Phone: (518) 745-0178
Fax: (518) 745-0058

Providence Town Court
7187 Bakersville Road,
Middle Grove, NY 12850
Phone: (518) 882-6753
Fax: (518) 882-6753

Saratoga Town Court
12 Spring Street,
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Phone: (518) 695-6887 ext. 315
Fax: (518) 695-3264

Stillwater Town Court
881 Hudson Avenue,
P.O. Box 700,
Stillwater, NY 12170
Phone: (518) 664-6946
Fax: (518) 664-9837

Waterford Town Court
65 Broad Street,
Waterford, NY 12188
Phone: (518) 237-6788
Fax: (518) 238-2557

Wilton Town Court
20 Traver Road,
Gansevoort, NY 12831
Phone: (518) 587-1980
Fax: (518) 583-6443

Where and How to Get Bankruptcy Records

Saratoga Bankruptcy records are maintained by the Clerk of Courts of the Northern District of New York US Bankruptcy Court. Interested members of the public can however only access documents filed after December 2002. Requesting persons may query the Clerk's Office in person or via mail to obtain relevant records.

The clerk's office provides public terminals where interested persons may search for and print electronic copies of bankruptcy records at a $0.10 per page fee. This typically requires basic information about the record requested such as the name of the debtor and the date of the filing.

Written requests for records may also be sent to the Clerk's office along with a cheque or money order payment of 50 cents per page requested. Any written request must also be accompanied by the contact information of the requestor as well as a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The Clerk's Office is located at:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
James T. Foley United States Courthouse
445 Broadway, Suite 330
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 257-1661

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

Vital Records

The New York State Department of Health is the primary custodian of all vital records of the state from 1963 to date. The department restricts access to these records to eligible persons.

Saratoga Vital records are co-managed by the county clerk and various town and city clerk offices. Thus, requesting parties may either query the department of health for a record or request the record from the office of the town or city clerk where the birth, death or marriage took place.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

Records of divorces granted in Saratoga County are maintained by the office of the County Clerk. However, this is not a public record and cannot be accessed by members of the general public. Divorce records are confidential and can only be obtained by persons named in the record or their legal representatives. Eligible persons may request copies of divorce records by mail or in person.

Mail requests require a written and notarized application for the record, accompanied by a self-addressed and stamped envelope plus a check or money order payment to cover the certified copy fee of $5 ( for records up to four pages; and an additional $1.25 for more than four pages).

In-person requests require a photo ID that must display the signature of the requestor as well as the appropriate fee. In-person and mail requests can be made at/to:

40 McMaster Street,
Municipal Complex Building 1
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 885-2213
Fax: (518) 884-4726

Where and How to Get Marriage Records

Saratoga County marriage records are available in the office of the town or city clerk where the license was obtained. Records can also be obtained from the New York State Department of Health. Copies of marriage records are not public records and can only be issued to either of the registrants or persons in possession of a New York State court order.

Requesting parties may make in-person queries or mail-in their request using the Mail-in Application for Copy of Marriage Certificate. The application should be completed, notarized and accompanied by the indicated ID requirements and fees and sent to:

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

Where and How to Get Birth and Death Records

Birth and death records are maintained and issued by the New York Department of Health. The Vital Records Certification Unit of the department only disseminates records to eligible persons which include: the persons named on the birth certificate and persons with a state court order or a direct relative of the deceased and persons certified by a New York State Court.

Requesting persons may mail in their requests using the Mail-in Application for Copy of Birth Certificate or Mail-in Application for Copy of Death Certificate. Completed applications should be sent along with copies of the indicated IDs and fees to the:

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

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Saratoga County?

The New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) guarantees public access to property records in Saratoga County. All persons have the right to contact the county's property record custodians to obtain copies as needed.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Saratoga County?

The Saratoga County Clerk's Office is the official registrar and record keeper of all property records in the county. The Clerk's Office maintains records such as deeds, satisfaction of mortgages, judgments, mortgages, and liens. Available records date back to 1791 and are maintained offline and online by the Clerk's Office. Physical copies cost 50 cents per page. Anyone seeking these records may send mails to the Clerk's Office or visit the address below in person:

Saratoga County Clerk's Office
40 McMaster Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 885-2213
Fax: (518) 884-4726
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How to Look Up Saratoga County Property Records

Property records are available online through the Saratoga County Assessment Database (SDG-Image Mate Online). The database contains information on all real property in Saratoga County, including tax maps, photos, and tax information. It also allows users to compare sale prices and assessments of similar properties using the "comparable sales" or "comparable assessments" tools.

Interested persons may specify a municipality, Tax ID, last and first names, street number, and street name. An Advanced Search option allows users to restrict displayed information to residential or commercial properties. Online records contain property information, owner or sales details, inventory, improvements, and tax information. Available specifics include deed and book numbers, total acreage, land assessment value, and a full market value. In addition to the above, users can also view tax bills, exemptions, and historical tax information.

The Saratoga County Clerk's Office also makes property records available online. Residents may apply for online access by creating free accounts on the search platform. Availability of online records depends on the type of record and the date it was recorded.

Location of Saratoga County Property Assessors

Mechanicville Assessor
City Assessor
36 North Main St
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Phone: (518) 664-2077
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Fridays

Saratoga Springs Assessor
474 Broadway
Suite 14
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 587-3550, ext. 2552
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays