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Tompkins County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Tompkins County Arrest Records?

Tompkins County arrest records are files detailing the history of arrests made within the jurisdiction of the county. Searches, warrants, reports, and other information regarding arrests are included within these records.

Crime Statistics in Tompkins County

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services publishes annual reports providing crime data for all the counties in the state. Its latest report shows that there were 155 violent crimes and 1,741 property crimes in Tompkins County in 2018. Compared to the crime statistics for 2014, these figures represent a 50.5% jump in violent crime rate and a 30.4% dip in property crime rate.

The New York DCJS 2018 annual crime report reveals that law enforcement agencies recorded one murder, 62 rapes, 33 robberies, and 60 aggravated assaults in Tompkins County. Reported incidences of property crimes include 192 burglaries, 1,519 larceny-thefts, and 30 motor vehicle thefts. The five-year crime trend for Tompkins County shows that burglary (60.3%), larceny (23.3%), motor vehicle theft (16.7%), and robbery (2.9%) rates went down between 2014 and 2018. In the same period, aggravated assault (13.2%), and rape (313.2%) rates grew.

What are Tompkins County Criminal Records?

Criminal records in Tompkins County include all materials created as a result of an individual being arrested and charged with a crime. These records contain arrest history, charges, convictions, and sentencing.

How Do I Get Tompkins County Criminal Records?

The Division of Criminal Justice Services provides criminal history reports for New York. Citizens can search criminal history records online or send mail requests for criminal history records. Searches can be performed through the New York City Criminal History Database, while a mail request may be sent to the Tompkins County Clerk at the address below after completing the Request for Criminal Records form.

Tompkins County Clerk
320 N Tioga St
Ithaca, NY 14850

Police reports for Tompkins County are available from the various police departments of the cities, townships, and boroughs of the county. To obtain incident and accident reports for the City of Ithaca, the county seat, submit a Freedom of Information Law request to the county clerk office at the address above or complete an electronic FOIL request. Contact the City Clerk’s Office by calling (607) 274-6570 to enquire about the costs of plain and certified copies of police reports.

How to Find Tompkins County Sex Offender Information

The New York state’s Sex Offender Registration Act empowers the Division of Criminal Justice Services of the State Police to maintain a central database of registered sex offenders and make the registry publicly available. To search for registered sex offenders in Tompkins County, select Tompkins on the county feature of the New York Sex Offender webpage. Other required details to complete a search on the registry include zip code and the last name of the offender.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Tompkins County Jail?

The Tompkins County jail is the only detention facility in the county. The address is:

779 Warren Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 257-5316

Friends and family members can deposit money in inmates’ accounts at the kiosk located in the jail’s lobby. This location accepts cash as well as Visa and MasterCard. It is also possible to make card deposits online at Smart Deposit, or by calling smart deposit’s customer service department at (866) 394-0490.

Where and How to Find Tompkins County Inmate Information

The Tompkins County Jail is overseen by the Corrections Office of the Sheriff’s Office. To find individuals incarcerated in the county prison, visit or call the facility using the contact information provided above.

What are Tompkins County Court Records?

The Tompkins County Clerk is the Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts. The County Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining the court files for civil and criminal felony cases. Civil records are accessible via the online records search while searches can also be done in person or through email by contacting the county's clerk at:

County Clerk’s Office
320 N. Tioga St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 274-5431
Fax: (607) 274-5445

Locations of All Courts in Tompkins County

Below are the addresses and contact information of courts in Tompkins County:

Tompkins County Supreme Court
320 North Tioga Street, P.O. Box 70
Ithaca, NY 14851
Phone: (607) 216-6610
Fax: (212) 401-9071

Tompkins County Court
320 North Tioga Street, P.O. Box 70
Ithaca, NY 14851
Phone: (607) 216-6610
Fax: (212) 401-9071

Tompkins County Family Court
320 North Tioga Street, P.O. Box 70
Ithaca, NY 14851
Phone: (607) 216-6640
Fax: (607) 457-2951

Tompkins County Surrogate's Court
320 North Tioga Street, P.O. Box 70
Ithaca, NY 14851
Phone: (607) 216-6655
Fax: (212) 457-2952

Ithaca City Court
118 East Clinton Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 216-6660
Fax: (607) 240-5821

Caroline Town Court
2668 Slaterville Road, P.O. Box 121
Slatervlle Springs, NY 14881
Phone: (607) 539-7796
Fax: (607) 539-7796

Cayuga Heights Village Court
836 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 257-3944
Fax: (607) 257-8615

Danby Town Court
1830 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 277-0095
Fax: (607) 277-0031

Dryden Town Court
93 East Main Street
Dryden, NY 13053
Phone: (607) 844-8888 ext. 1
Fax: (607) 844-9358

Enfield Town Court
Enfield Community Building
182 Enfield Main Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 272-0529

Freeville Village Court
5 Factory Street, P.O. Box 288
Freeville, NY 13068
Phone: (607) 844-8470
Fax: (607) 844-4971

Groton Town Court
Town Hall
101 Conger Boulevard, P.O. Box 5
Groton, NY 13073
Phone: (607) 898-3711
Fax: (607) 898-5798

Ithaca Town Court
215 North Tioga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-0493
Fax: (607) 275-0728

Lansing Town Court
29 Auburn Road, P.O. Box 186
Lansing, NY 14882
Phone: (607) 533-4776
Fax: (607) 533-3667

Newfield Town Court
166 Main Street
Newfield, NY 14867
Phone: (607) 564-9982
Fax: (607) 564-7404

Ulysses Town Court
10 Elm Street
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Phone: (607) 387-5411
Fax: (607) 387-3728

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Where and How to Get Tompkins County Vital Records

Divorce records and marriage certificates for Tompkins County are available from the Vital Records Certification Unit of the New York State Department of Health. Orders to obtain copies of these vital records may be made online or by phone, walk-in, or mail. Both phone and walk-in orders cost $45 while a mail-order costs $30. To make a mail request, download and complete a Mail-in Application for Copy of Divorce Certificate Form or a Mail-in Application for Copy of Marriage Certificate Form and send to:

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

Walk-in order services are available at the unit's lobby, Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the address below:

800 North Pearl Street
2nd Floor - Room 200
Menands, NY 12204

Personal check, postal money order, or certified check payable to NYS Department of Health are accepted for mail orders. Cash, check, or money orders are accepted for walk-in requests. Credit and debit card payments are not allowed.

To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate, complete an Application to Local Registrar for Copy of Birth Certificate Form, and send a valid means of identification to:

Tompkins County Health Department
Attn: Vital Records
55 Brown Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Each certificate's fee is $30 for the original copy and $15 for each additional copy. Payment of mail order copies may be made by check or money order payable to the county's health department at the address above.

To obtain a death certificate, download and complete an application to the local registrar for a Copy of Death Record form. Send completed form and fee along with a valid means of identification by postal mail or make an in-person request at the Tompkins County Health Department Office address stated above. The fee for each copy of a death certificate is $30 for the first certified copy and $15 for each additional copy. Death certificates can also be obtained online through the New York Vital Records webpage.