Westchester County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Statistics

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services publishes an annual summary of reported index crimes recorded by various county law enforcement agencies. According to the 2018 report, the index crime rate of Westchester county declined by 16% when compared to 2017 data. While fewer offenses were recorded across the board, the decline was mostly accounted for by the 17% drop in property crimes with incidents of larceny-theft going from 8,030 in 2017 to 6,712 reports in 2018.

Incidents of motor vehicle theft and burglary also slid by 28% and 19%, or 812 and 457 reported offenses respectively. Similarly, total violent crimes declined by 14% with aggravated assault dropping from 1,198 to 1,087 reported incidents in the 12-month span, while robbery and rape also declined significantly to 445 and 123 reported incidents respectively.

Criminal Records

The Westchester County Department of Public Safety (also known as the Westchester Police Department) is the county's primary resource for law-enforcement and the custodian of various crime-related records and reports. However, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services processes all requests for criminal history records and background checks. Thus, all Westchester county criminal record requests may be directed to the state Division.

How to Get Criminal Records

Westchester county criminal records can be obtained by querying the New York DCJS. In compliance with New York state laws, these records may only be accessed by legally authorized persons including licensing agencies and prospective employers.

Interested and eligible persons may request a personal review or an employer/agency background check.

Personal record reviews can be obtained by individuals interested in obtaining their criminal history information for personal, unofficial use. To request the personal review, requestors are required to contact any of the Fingerprinting Vendors authorized by DCJS, and schedule a fingerprinting appointment. The requesting party will be charged $63.50 for a full set of fingerprints and will receive the requested records within 7 days or less.

Similarly, employers and licensing agencies may obtain criminal records by completing and submitting a Request for Criminal History Record Information form. The application should be completed, notarized and accompanied by the indicated fees, and sent to:

Office of Legal Services
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, New York 12210

How to Find Sex Offender Information

All information regarding sex offenders resident in Westchester county is published on The New York State Sex Offender Registry. Interested persons may obtain offender-related information such as offender addresses and compliance status, by searching the Registry by the first or last name of the offender, their registration number and the proximity of the offenders to specific locations within the county. Westchester county residents may also opt to stay up to date regarding offenders by subscribing to the NY Alert System which provides email notifications concerning notable changes in sex offender location and compliance status.

Where and How to Get Inmate and Jail Information

The Westchester County Sheriff's Office is charged with managing the County’s Correctional Facility, and disseminating information relating to the facility as well as its resident detainees.

To obtain general jail-related information including housing details, visit-related procedures, inmate welfare, and commissary, interested persons may view the Corrections Information Page. Similarly, information regarding inmates' primary charges, bail and bond conditions, and other detainee-specific queries can be using the Westchester Inmate Lookup tool. With the tool, detainees can be searched by first or last name, date of birth and age.

Court Records

Where and How to Get Court Records

Records of court cases which were filed in, and heard by the Westchester Supreme Court are maintained by the office of the Court Clerk. The office processes requests for non-confidential court records. It also provides copies to persons with reasonable intent.

To obtain a court record, requesters may query the Clerk's Office in person or via mail the requestor will be required to provide information regarding the record being requested, such as the name of the victim or witness, the date on which the case was filed and the case file number of the record (if known). In-person and mail requests may be made to:

Westchester County Supreme Court
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 824-5300 Fax: (914) 824-5873 (Civil)
Phone: (914) 824-5400 Fax: (914) 824-5065 (Criminal)

Location of All Courts in County

Listed below are the addresses and contact information of courthouses in Westchester County, New York:

Westchester County Supreme Court 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 824-5300 Fax: (914) 824-5873 (Civil)
Phone: (914) 824-5400 Fax: (914) 824-5065 (Criminal)

Westchester County Family Court - New Rochelle
420 North Avenue,
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 831-6590
Fax: (914) 831-6588

Westchester County Family Court - Yonkers
131 Warburton Avenue,
Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: (914) 831-6555
Fax: (914) 831-6409

Mount Vernon City Court
2 Roosevelt Square North,
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Phone: (914) 831-6440
Fax: (914) 358-8027

New Rochelle City Court
475 North Avenue,
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 358-8000
Fax: (914) 654-0344

Peekskill City Court
2 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566
Phone: (914) 831-6480
Fax: (914) 736-1889

Rye City Court
21 McCullough Place,
Rye, NY 10580
Phone: (914) 831-6400
Fax: (914) 831-6546

White Plains City Court
77 South Lexington Avenue,
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 824-5675
Fax: (914) 824-5858

Yonkers City Court
Robert W. Cacace Justice Center
100 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: (914) 831-6450
Fax: (914) 377-6395

Ardsley Village Court
507 Ashford Avenue,
Ardsley, NY 10502
Phone: (914) 693-1703
Fax: (914) 693-4216

Bedford Justice Court
321 Bedford Road,
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Phone: (914) 666-6965
Fax: (914) 666-2490

Briarcliff Manor Justice Court
1111 Pleasantville Road,
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Phone: (914) 944-2788
Fax: (914) 944-4007

Bronxville Justice Court
200 Pondfield Road,
Bronxville, NY 10708
Phone: (914) 337-2454 ext. 117
Fax: (914) 337-6751

Buchanan Village Court
236 Tate Avenue,
Buchanan, NY 10511
Phone: (914) 737-1033

Cortlandt Justice Court
1 Heady Street,
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10566
Phone: (914) 734-1090
Fax: (914) 734-1089

Croton-on-Hudson Village Court
Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building
1 Van Wyck Street,
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Phone: (914) 271-6266
Fax: (914) 271-2021

Dobbs Ferry Justice Court 112 Main Street,
P.O. Box 122,
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Phone: (914) 693-6161
Fax: (914) 693-6364

Eastchester Town Court
40 Mill Road,
Eastchester, NY 10709
Phone: (914) 771-3353
Fax: (914) 793-0947

Elmsford Village Court
15 South Stone Avenue,
Elmsford, NY 10523
Phone: (914) 592-8949
Fax: (914) 347-4726

Greenburgh Town Court
188 Tarrytown Road,
White Plains, NY 10607
Phone: (914) 989-1850
Fax: (914) 682-5378

Harrison Town Court
Municipal Building
1 Heineman Place, Harrison, NY 10528
Phone: (914) 670-3010
Fax: (914) 835-1262

Hastings-on-Hudson Village Justice Court
Municipal Building
7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Phone: (914) 478-3403
Fax: (914) 478-4165

Vital Records

Westchester county's vital records are managed and disseminated by the office of the Registrar in the city where the event took place. Interested persons may obtain these records by querying the concerned Registrar's office or by requesting them from the Vital Records Office of the New York State Department of Health which serves as the state's custodian of vital records. Essentially vital records may be obtained at state or county levels. However, the requestor will be required to meet some eligibility requirements before accessing the record.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

Westchester's divorce records are maintained and issued by the office of the Westchester Supreme Court Clerk. As per state laws, interested persons may obtain these records by querying the Clerk's Office in person or via mail.

The requesting party will be required to provide information regarding the record being requested, such as the names of the spouses, the date and place of the divorce and the case file number of the court record. Both in-person and mail requests may be made to:

Westchester County Supreme Court
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 824-5300 Fax: (914) 824-5873 (Civil)

Where and How to Get Marriage Records, Birth Records and Death Records

The New York State Department of Health processes requests for Westchester county marriage records, birth records and death records. These records are only accessible by persons who meet the eligibility requirements of New York state law; i.e. the requester of the record must be subject of the record, an immediate family member of the subject, their legal representative or persons authorized by a court order.

Interested persons may request any of these records by completing the Application for a Marriage Certificate, Application for Copy of a Birth Certificate or the Application for a Copy of a Death Certificate. The form should be completed legibly, notarized and submitted along with the indicated fees and ID requirements to:

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