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Tioga County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Tioga County Arrest Records?

Arrest records in Tioga County are official documents that provide information about an arrestee and the events that led to an arrest. All local law enforcement agencies in Tioga County generate arrest records. Arrest records are public records under New York laws.

The Tioga County Sheriff's Department maintains all arrest records at the county level. Anyone can visit the office to request arrest records at:

103, Corporate Drive
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 687-1010
Fax: (607) 687-6755

On arrest records, one will typically find:

  • Information about the alleged offense
  • The arrestee's personal information and physical descriptions (full name, gender, race, body weight, height, mugshot, and birthdate)
  • The date, time, and location of arrest
  • Brief details about the arresting agency and the name of the officer who carried out the arrest
  • Crime status
  • The address of the detention center that houses the arrested individual

Crime Statistics

The latest published crime statistics for Tioga County was for 2018. According to data compiled by the Division of Criminal Justice Services, there were 395 total index crimes across all regions in the county. The DCJS reported violent and property crimes to be 43 and 352, respectively.

Of the total crimes committed, there was zero murder, 17 rapes, 3 robberies, 23 aggravated assaults, 55 burglaries, 278 larceny, and 19 motor vehicle thefts. The total index crime rate was 834.5 crimes per 100,000 residents. The violent crime rate for Tioga County was 90.8 crimes per 100,000 population, while the property crime rate was 743.6 crimes per 100,000 people.

Total index crimes decreased by 58 from 453 the previous year. Tioga County is one of the counties in New York with the least crime rate. Therefore, the county is safer than most other counties in the state.

What are Tioga County Criminal Records?

Criminal records in Tioga County are official documents that provide information on the criminal history of convicted criminals. Under New York's Freedom of Information Law, criminal records are public records. As a result, they are open for public investigation.

Arrest records are not the same as criminal records because arrest records do not provide details on criminal convictions. All law enforcement agencies and trial courts generate criminal records. Criminal records contain

  • The subject's details (full name, aliases, race, gender, date of birth, and photograph)
  • Physical descriptions (body weight, height, and skin color)
  • Complete fingerprints
  • Details of past and pending criminal charges
  • Arrest history
  • Details of past and present convictions

How Do I Get Tioga County Criminal Records?

The Tioga County Sheriff's Department is the office to contact for criminal records. The Sheriff provides a platform for online background checks where the public can inspect criminal records of anyone living in Tioga County. Background checks are free of charge.

Request for copies of criminal records is also an available option. Under New York Laws, the public can own copies of criminal records. Record seekers may also visit the office at:

103, Corporate Drive
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 687-1010
Fax: (607) 687-6755

How to Find Tioga County Sex Offender Information

Tioga County sex offender information is available on the New York Sex Offender Registry, and anyone in need of this information can access the registry for free. The Division of Criminal Justice Service (DCJS) is in charge of maintaining all sex offender information. According to the New York Sex Offenders Act, the DCJS classifies New York sex offenders as Level 1 or low-risk, Level 2 or moderate risk, and Level 3 or high-risk. Record seekers may search for sex offenders by name, home address, or county area.

The Sex Offender Act restricts the online publication of sex offender information to moderate-risk and high-risk sex offenders only. Only the Tioga County Sheriff Department can make level 1 sex offenders available to the public at will. The Sheriff provides a sex offender search service for anyone wishing to locate sex offenders. Anyone in need of such information can contact the office at:

103, Corporate Drive
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 687-1010
Fax: (607) 687-6755

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Tioga County Jail?

Under normal circumstances, anyone can visit inmates detained in the Tioga County Jail. Attorneys can visit inmates at any time unless during periods of lockdown. In lockdown situations, visiting hours are from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and from 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. For other visitors, visitation is usually by the housing unit, and the visiting schedule is:

Monday
Charlie Pod - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Delta Pod - 7:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday
Alpha Pod - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Bravo Pod - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday
Delta Pod - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Charlie Pod - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday
Bravo Pod - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Alpha Pod - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Visitors are to be at the jail facility at least ten minutes before the scheduled visit. The jail division of the County Sheriff's department demands a government-issued valid I.D from visitors once they arrive at the jail facility. The jail facility is at:

103, Corporate Drive
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 687-1010
Fax: (607) 687-6755

Where and How to Find Tioga County Inmate Information

Information on all inmates detained in state and county jails in New York are available on an online database. Anyone seeking an inmate's data will need to locate the inmate via the State Commission of Correction inmate locator. Record seekers can search for inmates by their first name, last name, and date of birth.

After locating the desired inmate, the record seeker can access all the available data available for inspection. Inmate information is open records. The inmate roster includes inmates information such as:

  • General descriptions (first and last name, age, race, physical characteristics, et cetera)
  • Home address
  • Alias
  • Booking I.D.
  • Criminal charges
  • Special Order Number

What are Tioga County Court Records?

Court records in Tioga County contain information on all jurisdictions made by the county, village, town, and city courts. Tioga County court records are public records unless exempted by law.

The Tioga County Clerk of Courts is the county's primary record-keeper and maintains all court documents. Court records are available via mail requests or in person. Anyone who seeks to access court records can contact the Clerk's office at:

16, Court Street
P.O. Box 307
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 687-8660
Fax: (607) 687-8686

Location of All Courts in Tioga County

Tioga County Supreme Court
20, Court Street
P.O. Box 307
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 689-6102
Fax: (212) 401-5970

Tioga County Court
20, Court Street
P.O. Box 307
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 689-6102
Fax: (212) 401-5970

Family Courts in Tioga County
Tioga County Family Court
20, Court Street
P.O. Box 10
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 689-6077
Fax: (646) 963-6399

Tioga County Surrogate's Court
20, Court Street
P.O. Box 10
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 689-6099
Fax: (646) 963-6398

Barton Town Court
304, Route 17C
Waverly, NY 14892
Phone: (607) 565-2261
Fax: (607) 565-2231

Berkshire Town Court
18, Railroad Avenue
Berkshire, NY 13736
Phone: (607) 657-8090

Candor Town Court
101, Owego Road
Candor, NY 13743
Phone: (607) 659-3175 ext. 2
Fax: (607) 659-3464

Candor Village Court
101, Owego Road
Candor, NY 13743
Phone: (607) 659-3175 ext. 2
Fax: (607) 659-3464

Newark Valley Town Court
109, Whig Street
Newark Valley, NY 13811
Phone: (607) 642-5278
Fax: (607) 642-5255

Nichols Town Court
54, East River Road
P.O. Box 359
Nichols, NY 13812
Phone: (607) 699-3981
Fax: (607) 699-7959

Owego Town Court
2354, State Route 434
Apalachin, NY 13732
Phone: (607) 687-0123 ext. 4
Fax: (607) 687-0216

Owego Village Court
90, Temple Street
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 687-2236
Fax: (607) 687-3518

Richford Town Court
Town Hall
7, Bowery Lane
P.O. Box 170
Richford, NY 13835
Phone: (607) 657-8090
Fax: (607) 657-8090

Spencer Town Court
79, East Tioga Street
Spencer, NY 14883
Phone: (607) 589-7342
Fax: (607) 589-6910

Tioga Town Court
54, 5th Avenue
P.O. Box 32
Tioga Center, NY 13845
Phone: (607) 687-9577
Fax: (607) 687-6422

Waverly Justice Court
32, Ithaca Street
Waverly, NY 14892
Phone: (607) 565-4771
Fax: (607) 565-3539

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What are Tioga County Vital Records?

Vital records in Tioga County describe significant events in all cities, towns, and villages. According to New York Consolidated Laws, Public Health Law, vital records are confidential documents except if the record's subject is deceased. Therefore, only individuals deemed eligible by law can access vital records.

Courts in Tioga County seal divorce records. As a result, divorce records are closed records. Copies of divorce documents, except the Judgment of Divorce, are only available to one of the divorced parties or the legal representative of one of the two parties involved.

Tioga County vital records are available at the New York State Department of Health. Anyone deemed eligible under state law can make requests online or in person. The headquarters of the state agency is at:

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

Where and How to Get Tioga County Divorce Records

The New York State Department of Health has certified copies of divorce certificates. Qualified subjects can request records since January 1963. According to state laws, obtaining a copy comes with a $30 charge. To verify identity, the requester should submit a valid means of identification to the record-keeper. The state department provides an online platform for records requests. Record seekers might as well choose to request copies by visiting the office at:

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

The Tioga County Clerk's Office also has divorce records that are available on request. Qualified persons may order for copies of divorce documents via the Clerk's official website or in person. For offline requests, record seekers should visit:

16, Court Street
P.O. Box 307
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 687-8660
Fax: (607) 687-8686

Where and How to Get Tioga County Marriage Records

Marriage records that date back since 1881 are available at the New York State Department of Health. The state agency bills $30 per copy under state laws. Eligible subjects can request marriage records online on the vital records section of the department's website or visit the office at:

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

Marriage certificates are also obtainable at the office of the City Clerk, where the event took place. Both state and local agencies require a valid means of identification before granting access to marriage records. The ee charge may vary in each city.

Where and How to Get Tioga County Birth Records

Anyone aged 18 and above can own copies of birth records available at the New York State Department of Health. A copy of a certified birth certificate costs $30. The available payment options are by personal check or money order. Record seekers abroad should forward requests via mail and pay for charges via a check drawn on a U.S. bank or by money order. For those living in the U.S, online applications via the state's website or offline requests are the available options. The office to visit is:

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

The local registrar in the village, town, or city where the event took place also has birth records. Anyone requesting birth records should submit a government-issued I.D. for identification. Failure to do so may lead to request denial.

Where and How to Get Tioga County Death Records

Qualified individuals may obtain death records by contacting the New York State Department of Health. Death records since 1881 are available upon request. The department charges $30 per certified copy. Anyone eligible to obtain death records may order copies online on the agency's website's vital records section. They may also visit the office at:

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

The local registrar in the locality where the death occurred should also have death records in their custody. Since death records are confidential, record keepers usually require a valid means of identification to verify if a requester is eligible for copies. The local registrar may deny the record seekers' request if the data on the I.D does not tally with the available information on the death certificate.