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Ulster County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Ulster County Public Records?

As per the New York FOIL, Ulster County public records are all documents generated and kept by the county government and made available to the public upon request. Ulster County maintains its record as books, forms, files, folders, letters, pamphlets, statements, memoranda, reports, papers, designs, maps, charts, drawings, emails, audio and video recordings, microfilms, and electronic devices. Ulster County public records include:

  • Civil and criminal records
  • Land records include mortgages, power of attorney, deeds, and satisfaction of mortgage records.
  • Records of receipt and disbursement of government funds
  • A record of minutes of board meetings held by the county government agency
  • Sex offender information
  • Inmate records

Some records are excluded from public access, including:

  • Juvenile records
  • Divorce records are available only to the defendant, plaintiff, or attorneys.
  • Records sealed by order of the court

Ulster County Crime Statistics

The Division of Criminal Justice Service (DCJS) in New York collates annual crime statistics reported. The DCJS obtains Ulster County crime statistics from all law enforcement agencies in the county. According to 2020 reports, there were 1,385 cases of larceny thefts, 183 burglaries, 128 aggravated assaults, 69 motor vehicle thefts, 64 rapes, 24 aggravated assaults, and six murders. In the last five years, only murder increased — by 50%, all other index crimes have reduced considerably, with burglary, aggravated assaults, and larceny-theft recording a significant drop of 53.8%, 29.7%, and 26.6%, respectively. Overall, the crime rate in the county dropped 29.7% in five years.

Are Ulster County Criminal Records Public?

A criminal record, also referred to as a rap sheet, lists the offenses and convictions of an individual. Ulster County criminal records are confidential records accessible only by the record holder. Other parties interested can obtain criminal records with a court order. Interested parties can obtain the Ulster criminal records from the Ulster County Law enforcement Center.

How to Obtain Ulster County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

According to the New York FOIL, Ulster County police reports and Ulster County arrest records maintained by the Sheriff's Office are accessible by the public for a fee. Generally, all Ulster County police reports and arrest records are available. However, the Sheriff's department may redact personal information from the record. Parties interested in obtaining an Ulster County police report and arrest record can contact the Sheriff's Office located at:

Ulster County Sheriff's Office
380 Boulevard,
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 340-3590

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Ulster County

The Division of Criminal Justice Service maintains a statewide registry of sex offenders. Interested parties can obtain all level 2 and 3 sex offenders' information on this online database. Parties can access information about level 1 offenders by calling (800) 262-3257 Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Callers must have the sex offender's name, date of birth, driver's license, address, or Social Security number. Searchers can also register online to receive New York alerts when a sex offender relocates or status changes.

Additionally, Ulster County sex offender information is also available at the County Clerk's Office through:

Ulster County Courthouse
285 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 481-9413

How to Find Ulster County Inmate Records

The Ulster County Sheriff Office is responsible for the county jail and the safety of the inmates incarcerated in its jail. Searchers can obtain Ulster County Inmate records by contacting the Sheriff's Office located at:

Ulster County Sheriff's Office
380 Boulevard,
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 340-3590

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Ulster County Jail?

Family and friends are granted visitation privileges to an inmate incarcerated in Ulster County jail per visitors policy and procedure. Generally, all visitors must schedule visits in advance by calling (845) 340-3644 and arriving at the county jail at least 45 minutes before the scheduled visitation. Furthermore, inmates get two 1-hour weekly visitations on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Visitation hours are between 8:30 A.M. and 1:15 P.M. on visitation days.

Ulster County Court Records

Ulster court records are the official documentation of a legal process within Ulster County. Court records maintained in Ulster County include domestic relations, land records, divorce records, criminal and civil court records, juvenile records, and property ownership records. Ulster County has a County Court, Supreme Court, Family Court, Surrogate's Court, City Court, and various Town and Village Courts. Ulster County Courts are located at:

Ulster County Courthouse
285 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 481-9375
Fax: (845) 476-3619

Ulster County Supreme Court
285 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 481-9375
Fax: (845) 476-3619

Ulster County Family Court
2 Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 481-9430
Fax: (845) 483-8114

Ulster County Surrogate's Court
County Office Building
3rd Floor
244 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone
: (845) 481-9338

The location of Ulster's County and City, Town and Village courts are:

Kingston City Court
1 Garraghan Drive
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone
: (845) 481-9350
Fax: (845) 483-8113

Denning Justice Court
1567 Denning Road
P.O. Box 66
Claryville, NY 12725
Phone: (845) 985-2100
Fax: (845) 483-8441

Ellenville Village Court
2 Elting Court
Ellenville, NY 12428
Phone
: (845) 647-5107
Fax: (845) 647-5186

Esopus Justice Court
284 Broadway
Ulster Park, NY 12487
P.O. Box 700
Port Ewen, NY 12466
Phone: (845) 331-5776
Fax: (845) 331-5935

Gardiner Town Court
2340 Route 44/55
P.O. Box 66
Gardiner, NY 12525
Phone: (845) 256-0017 Ext. 106
Fax: (845) 255-2481

Hardenburgh Town Court
51 Rider Hollow Road
Arkville, NY 12406
Phone
: (212) 546-6710
Fax: (845) 586-1814

Hurley Justice Court
10 Wamsley Place
P.O. Box 325
Hurley, NY 12443
Phone: (845) 331-7474 Ext. 1
Fax: (845) 340-4523

Kingston Town Court
906 Sawkill Road
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone
: (845) 336-8853 Ext. 12
Fax: (845) 431-1922

Lloyd Town Court
12 Church Street
Suite 2 2nd Floor
Highland, NY 12528
Phone
: (845) 691-7544
Fax: (845) 483-8169

Marbletown Justice Court
1925 Lucas Avenue
Cottekill, NY 12419
P.O. Box 128
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Phone
: (845) 687-7500 Ext. 1
Fax: (845) 687-4336

Marlborough Justice Court
21 Milton Turnpike
P.O. Box 74
Milton, NY 12547
Phone: (845) 795-2256 Ext. 3
Fax: (845) 795-5846

New Paltz Justice Town Court
59 North Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone
: (845) 255-0041
Fax: (845) 255-0814

Olive Town Justice Court
50 Bostock Road
P.O. Box 201
Shokan, NY 12481
Phone: (845) 657-2912
Fax: (845) 657-2672

Rochester Town Justice Court
140 Samsonville Road
P.O. Box 167
Kerhonkson, NY 12446
Phone: (845) 626-2522
Fax: (845) 626-2549

Rosendale Justice Court
1915 Lucas Avenue
Cottekill, NY 12419
Phone: (845) 658-3686
Fax: (845) 476-3401

Saugerties Town Justice Court
4 High Street
Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-2800 Ext. 325

Saugerties Village Justice Court
43 Partition Street
Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-3958
Fax: (845) 246-3958

Shandaken Justice Court
Town Hall
7209 Route 28
P.O. Box 6
Wallkill, NY 12589
Phone: (845) 895-2111 Ext 2
Fax: (845) 895-5482

Shawangunk Town Court
Town Hall
14 Central Avenue
P.O. Box 247
Wallkill, NY 12589
Phone: (845) 688-5005
Fax: (845) 688-5348
Ulster Town Court
Town Hall Drive
Lake Katrine, NY 12449
Phone: (845) 382-1737
Fax: (845) 382-1838

Wawarsing Town Court
108 Canal Street
P.O. Box 671
Ellenville, NY 12428
Phone: (845) 647-7800 Ext 1
Fax: (845) 647-4776

Woodstock Justice Court
Town Hall
76 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498
Phone: (845) 679-6345
Fax: (845) 679-6826

Are Ulster County Court Records Public?

According to the New York courts' administrative policy, Ulster County court records are available to the public. However, certain records are exempted from being disclosed to the public, including:

  • Sealed or confidential court records
  • Alcohol and drug treatment records
  • Grand Jury minutes
  • Probation reports and pre-sentence memoranda
  • Records on adoption proceedings
  • Criminal history records

How to Obtain Ulster County Civil Court Case Records

The Ulster County Court Clerk is responsible for all civil records and grants access to some records for a fee. Civil records not accessible are sealed, or confidential and access to these records may be limited or only by a court order. Searchers of Ulster County civil court case records can obtain them from the Ulster County Clerk's Office online from a third party site, by mail, or in person. All requests must include the fees, index number, names of parties involved, and filing date. Requesters by mail or in-person should submit a written request to the County Clerk's Office located at:

Ulster County Clerk's Office
244 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 340-3288

How to Obtain Ulster County Criminal Court Records

Ulster County Clerk files all criminal court records from the county courts and supreme courts in the county and makes available some of the documents. Some Ulster County criminal records may be sealed, limiting or denying access. Sealed records are available at the attorney of records, and searchers must obtain a court order to access the documents. For a fee, Ulster County criminal court records are accessible by mail, in person, or online through a third-party site. Interested parties should include the fees, parties involved, index number, and document filing date with the request. Interested parties can obtain Ulster County criminal court records by mail or in person at the Office of the County Clerk located at:

Ulster County Clerk's Office
244 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 340-3288

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What are Ulster County Vital Records?

Ulster County vital records are government-issued documents containing information of important life occurrences in the county. Ulster County's vital records include birth, death, divorce, and marriage records. Ulster County vital records are not subject to the New York FOIL and can only be accessed by eligible individuals. Vital records are available at the County Clerk of Court or the New York State Department of Health.

Where and How to Obtain Ulster County Divorce Records

A divorce decree states the terms and conditions to end a marriage formally. Ulster County divorce records are sealed, and only parties to the divorce and their attorneys can access divorce decrees. Eligible parties can obtain divorce decrees from the county clerk where the divorce was granted. Parties can get Ulster County divorce decree in person or by mail for a fee payable by money order or check to the Ulster County Clerk's Office. All requesters must fill out the Request for Copies of Sealed Matrimonial Record form available on the Ulster County Clerk webpage and ensure their signature is notarized before submitting the form. The office of the County Clerk's is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:45 P.M. at:

Ulster County Clerk's Office
244 Wall Street, 2nd Floor
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 340-3288

A divorce verification letter contains the names, the place, and the end date of the marriage. Eligible parties can obtain divorce verification letters from the New York State Department of Health online through a third-party website for a fee. Also, requesters can obtain divorce records by mail or in person by filling out the Mail-in Application for Copy of Divorce Certificate form available on the NYS Department of Health Divorce Certificate webpage. It costs $30 to order a divorce certificate by mail and $45 for an in-person request, and requesters can make payment with a certified or personal check or a money order. In-person requesters can also pay with cash.

Requesters should submit the completed form with a valid government-issued ID that contains the photo and signature of the requester at:

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

Where and How to Get Public Ulster County Marriage Records

Ulster County marriage records are not public and are only accessible by the couple or a third party with either a New York court order or a documented judicial purpose. Eligible parties can access Ulster County marriage records from the county clerk's office in the town, city, or village the marriage license was procured.

Additionally, interested parties can obtain Ulster County marriage certificates from the NYS Department of Health by mail, in person, or online. Online marriage records can be obtained from a third-party site for a fee. Parties requesting in-person or mail should fill out the Application for Copy of Marriage Certificate available on the Health Department's vital records marriage certificates page. It costs $45 and $30 to order a marriage record in person or by mail, respectively, and payment is by a personal or certified check or money order for request by mail. In-person requesters should make payments with cash, money order, or checks. Requesters can mail or drop off the completed form, payment instrument, and a valid means of identification at the NYS Health Department located at:

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

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Ulster County

Generally, in New York, all marriages are public marriages; confidential marriage records in Ulster County do not exist.

Where and How to Find Ulster County Birth Records

Birth records in Ulster County are not subject to the New York FOIL and can only be obtained by specific individuals.

  • The birth record holder
  • Parents of the subject.
  • Spouse of the birth record holder by order of a New York State court
  • Children of the birth record holder who has a New York State court order

Eligible parties can access Ulster County birth records from the County Clerk's Office in the town, city, or village the marriage license was procured. Interested parties can obtain Ulster County birth certificates online, in person, or by mail from the NYS Department of Health. Online requesters can get the birth certificate from a third-party site for $45.00 per copy of the certificate. In-person and mail order requesters should fill out the Application for Copy of Birth Certificate available on the Health Department's Vital Records Birth Certificates page. It costs $45.00 for an in-person request, and requesters pay with a money order, check, or cash, while mail orders cost $30, and payment is by a certified or personal check or money order. All payments should be made payable to the NYS Department of Health. Parties can drop off or mail the completed form, payment instrument, and a valid government-issued ID to:

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

Where and How to Find Ulster County Death Records

Eligible parties can obtain Ulster County death records from the County Clerk's Office in the city, town, or village the decedent was declared. Death records are not public records and are only accessible by a deceased's spouse, parent, child, or sibling. Third parties may obtain a death record only with a documented medical need, a documented lawful right, or a court order.

The NYS Department of Health also provides death certificates, and eligible parties can request the records by mail, in person, or online. Online requesters can obtain the death certificate for $45.00 from a third-party site payable with a MasterCard, American Express, ACH, or Discover.

Requesters ordering a death certificate by mail or in-person must fill out the Application for Copy of Death Certificate form available on the Department of Health Vital Records webpage. It cost $30.00 for a request by mail and $45.00 for an in-person request. Payment for the records is by personal checks, certified checks, or money order for a request mailed in and cash, money order, or checks for an in-person request.

All requesters should submit the application for death record with a valid government-issued ID, and the check or money order to:

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

All IDs must be government-issued, unexpired, and contain the requester's photo and signature. Parties who do not possess a valid government-issued photo ID can provide two documents with the requester's name and address.