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Wayne County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Wayne County Public Records?

According to the New York FOIL, Wayne County public records are all documents kept by the county government and available. Wayne County records can be in the form of charts, maps, photos, emails, pamphlets, drawings, audio and video recordings, electronic devices, memoranda, microfilms, and computer discs. Wayne County public records include:

  • A list containing the names, office address, salary, and title of every officer in the county government agency
  • A record of minutes of board meetings held by the county government agency
  • Civil and criminal court case records
  • Sex offender information
  • Records of receipt and disbursement of government funds

While requesters can obtain most of the county's records, some records are excluded from the public. They include:

  • Juvenile records
  • Records where disclosure would lead to unjustified infringement of an individual's privacy
  • Trade secrets records that would give undue advantage to competitors
  • Adoption records
  • Records sealed by a court

Wayne County Crime Statistics

The New York Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) maintains a database of crime statistics reported annually in the state. The DCJS obtains Wayne County crime statistics from all law enforcement agencies in the county.

In 2020, Wayne County reported 1,332 crime cases. Larceny-theft cases were 945, burglaries 167, 91 aggravated assaults, 60 rapes, 50 motor vehicle thefts, 18 robberies, and one murder. Over five years, the overall crime rate in the county dropped by 17.9%. Larceny theft and burglaries crime rates dropped significantly over the period by 14.2% and 46.6%, respectively.

Are Wayne County Criminal Records Public?

The Criminal Record Office of the Sheriff's Department maintains the criminal records in the county and grants access only to the person named on the record for a fee. Wayne County criminal public records are accessible at the Criminal Records Office in person or by mail order during regular business hours. Interested parties can also send a fax request to the Criminal Records Office on (315) 946-5790 to access the records.

How to Obtain Wayne County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

A police report documents a law enforcement officer's experience during an arrest. The FOIL specifies that most law enforcement officer reports are accessible. In Wayne County, the Sheriff's Office manages these records and makes them available on request for a fee. Parties interested in obtaining Wayne County police reports and Wayne County arrest records can contact the Sheriff Office located at:

Wayne County Sheriff's Office
7376 Route 31
Lyons, NY 14489
Phone: (315) 946-9711
Fax: (315) 946-5790

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Wayne County

Interested parties can access Wayne County sex offenders online using Offender Watch. The database can be queried by address, name, city, internet names or email, phone number, and the compliance status of the offender. Besides accessing a list of all published sex offenders registered with the agency, searchers can sign up to receive updates when a sex offender registers or status changes. The DCJS also maintains a statewide Search Public Registry of Sex Offenders. Searchers can obtain Wayne County sex offender information by choosing Wayne County on the County drop-down menu.

How to Find Wayne County Inmate Records

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office administers the daily operations of the jail and makes available inmate records. Interested parties can obtain information about inmates incarcerated in Wayne County by calling the County Jail on (315) 946-5807.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Wayne County Jail?

Family and friends can visit an inmate incarcerated in Wayne County jail. Interested parties are allowed a non-contact visit with an inmate within the first 24 hours of incarceration for 10 minutes. Visitors must schedule the visit in advance by calling the jail receptionist on (315) 946-5807 to ensure a visitation slot is available. Parties visiting an incarcerated inmate can schedule a visit by calling the jail receptionist Monday through Sunday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Wayne County Court Records

Wayne County court records are maintained by the County Clerk and include traffic, juvenile, land, domestic relations, property ownership, criminal, and civil process in court. Wayne County has a County Court, Supreme Court, Family Court, Surrogate Court, and various Town and Village Courts. Wayne County Court is located at:

Wayne County Court
54 Broad Street
Lyons, NY 14489
Phone: (315) 665-8117
Fax: (315) 665-8111

The location and contact details of other courts in the county are:

Wayne County Supreme Court
54 Broad Street
Lyons, NY 14489
Phone: (315) 665-8117
Fax: (315) 665-8111

Wayne County Family Court
54 Broad Street
Lyons, NY 14489
Phone: (315) 665-8115
Fax: (315) 665-8106

Wayne County Surrogate's Court
54 Broad Street
Lyons, NY 14489
Phone: (315) 665-8119
Fax: (315) 665-8110

Arcadia Town Justice Court
100 East Miller Street
Newark, NY 14513
Phone: (315) 331-7666
(315) 331-1334
Fax: (315) 331-8854

Butler Town Justice Court
4576 Butler Center Road
Wolcott, NY 14590
Phone: (315) 594-2719
Fax: (315) 594-9324

Galen Town Justice Court
Municipal Building
6 South Park Street
P.O. Box 32
Clyde, NY 14433
Phone: (315) 923-9375
Fax: (315) 923-3421

Huron Town Justice Court
10880 Lummisville Road
Wolcott, NY 14590
Phone: (315) 594-6511
Fax: (315) 660-0035

Lyons Town Justice Court
43 Phelps Street
Lyons, NY 14489
Phone: (315) 946-4076
Fax: (315) 946-0060

Macedon Town Justice Court
32 Main Street
Macedon, NY 14502
Phone: (315) 986-5932 ext. 208
Fax: (315) 986-4172

Marion Town Justice Court
Marion Municipal Building
3827 North Main Street
P.O. Box 65 & 94
Marion, NY 14505
Phone: (315) 926-4461
Fax: (315) 926-5025

Newark Village Justice Court
100 East Miller Street
Newark, NY 14513
Phone: (315) 331-7666
Fax: (315) 331-5139

Ontario Town Justice Court
1846 Ridge Road
P.O. Box 580
Ontario, NY 14519
Phone: (315) 524-6511 Ext 7
Fax: (315) 524-9385

Palmyra Town Justice Court
144. East Main Street
Palmyra, NY 14522
Phone: (315) 597-5431

Palmyra Village Justice Court
144. East Main Street
Palmyra, NY 14522
Phone: (315) 597-6757

Rose Town Justice Court
5074 North Main Street
P .O. Box 310
North Rose, NY 14516
Phone: (315) 587-4419
Fax: (315) 587-2845

Savannah Town Justice Court
1564 North Main Street
Savannah, NY 13146
Phone: (315) 365-2811

Sodus Town Justice Court
14-16 Mill Street
Sodus, NY 14551
Phone: (315) 483-6807
Fax: (315) 483-6219

Walworth Town Justice Court
3600 Lorraine Drive
Walworth, NY 14568
Phone: (315) 986-8544
Fax: (888) 848-0841

Williamson Town Justice Court
6380 Route 21
Suite 2
Williamson, NY 14589
Phone: (315) 589-8250
Fax: (315) 589-2363

Wolcott Town Justice Court
6015 New Hartford Street
P.O. Box 85
Wolcott, NY 14590
Phone: (315) 594-8257

Wolcott Village Justice Court
6070 Lake Avenue
P.O. Box 237
Wolcott, NY 14590
Phone: (315) 594-6437
Fax: (315) 594-1634

Are Wayne County Court Records Public?

The Wayne County Clerk is the custodian of the court records and makes certain court records available to the public on request. Wayne County Court Records are available online or in-person at the Office of the Court Clerk for a fee. As per the New York FOIL, some court records are excluded from public view. The records include:

  • Juvenile records
  • Adoption records
  • Sealed court records
  • Records that disclose the private information of jurors
  • Divorce records - can only be viewed by the couple

How to Obtain Wayne County Civil Court Case Records

Civil court cases settle disputes between two individuals or companies. Conflicts are usually over money, damage to property, or injury suffered by one party by actions of the other party. The Court Clerk is responsible for civil court records and makes them available on request for a fee. Searchers obtaining Wayne County civil court case records can do so at the County Clerk's Office located at:

Wayne County Clerk's Office
9 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 608
Lyons, NY 14489
Phone: (315) 946-7470

How to Obtain Wayne County Criminal Court Records

Criminal court records are created during a criminal trial. The Court Clerk in Wayne County manages the criminal court records and grants access to the records on request. Requesters may view records for free or obtain hard copies for a fee. Interested parties can obtain Wayne County criminal court records at the County Clerk's Office located at:

Wayne County Clerk's Office
9 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 608
Lyons, NY 14489
Phone: (315) 946-7470

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

What are Wayne County Vital Records?

Wayne County's vital records contain information of significant life events kept by the government. Wayne County vital records include death, marriage, birth, and divorce records. Wayne County vital records are not under FOIL and can only be accessed by specific individuals.

Where and How to Obtain Wayne County Divorce Records

The court issued a divorce decree stating the terms of legally ending the marriage. Divorce decrees are not public records in Wayne County and are not accessible by the public; only parties to the divorce and their attorneys can obtain a divorce decree. Divorce decrees are filed with the county clerk where the divorce was granted. Eligible parties can get a Wayne County divorce decree from the County Clerk's Office in the city, town, or village court where the divorce happened.

A divorce verification letter contains basic information about the divorcing parties, such as their names, the place, and the date the marriage ended. Eligible parties can obtain divorce verification letters from the New York State Department of Health by mail order or in person. Requesters of divorce verification by mail or in person can fill out the mail-in application for a copy of a divorce certificate form and submit it with a copy of a valid government-issued. To:

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

Divorce verification by mail costs $30.00, payable with a personal check, certified check, or money order. Requesters can also obtain divorce verification in person at the Vital Records Certification Unit of the State Department of Health. It cost $45.00 per copy of the record requested, and payment is strictly by money order, check, or cash.

Where and How to Get Public Wayne County Marriage Records

Wayne County marriage records are not subject to the New York FOIL. They are available only to spouses, individuals with a documented judicial purpose, or someone with a New York court order. Eligible parties can access Wayne County marriage records from the County Clerk's Office in the town, city, or village where the marriage license was procured.

Alternatively, parties can access Wayne County marriage records from the NYS Department of Health by mail, in person, or online. Parties requesting by mail or in-person should fill out the Application for Copy of Marriage Certificate available on the Health Department's Vital Records Marriage Certificates page. The form, a check or money order, and a valid means of identification are mailed or dropped off 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

In-person requests cost $45 per copy of the document requested, while records ordered by mail cost $30.00. Payment for records is by personal or certified checks or money orders for mail-in orders. Payment for in-person requests is strictly by cash, money orders, or checks.

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Wayne County

Marriage Records in New York are considered public, and therefore Wayne County has no provisions for confidential marriage records.

Where and How to Find Wayne County Birth Records

The New York State Department of Health administers Wayne County birth records. Parties interested in obtaining birth records or Wayne County birth certificates should fill out the Application for Copy of Birth Certificate available on the Health Department's Vital Records Birth Certificates page. Parties interested in obtaining a Wayne County birth record by mail or in-person must furnish the Health Department with the completed form, money order or check, and a photocopy of valid government-issued identification. Requesters should forward the documents to:

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

There is a fee of $30.00 to order birth records by mail and $45.00 to order a birth record in person. Parties should make payments using certified checks or money orders for mail-in orders. The fees for in-person requests are paid by cash, money orders, or checks only. All payment instruments should be made payable to the NYS Department of Health. Requesters of Wayne County birth records must be 18 years or older and should be one of the following:

  • The birth certificate holder
  • Parents of the subject. They must be listed on the record
  • Spouse of the birth record holder by order of a New York State court
  • Children of the birth record holder in possession of a New York State court order

Where and How to Find Wayne County Death Records

Wayne County death records are not subject to FOIL, and they are only available to the spouse, parents, or siblings of the deceased. A person with a court order or documented medical need may also request a death record. Eligible requesters can obtain Wayne County death records from the County Clerk of the city, town, or village the deceased was pronounced dead.

Requesters can order death records by mail or in-person for a fee of $30.00 and $45.00, respectively. Payment for orders by mail is with certified or personal checks or money orders, while in-person request fees are paid only by cash, money orders, or checks.

Record requesters 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 and submit it with a copy of an unexpired government-issued photo ID. A valid government-issued ID must have the requester's photo and signature. A requester who does not possess a valid government-issued photo ID can provide two documents with the requester's name and address.