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Albany County, NY Public Records

County Clerk
16 Eagle St, Rm 128
Albany, NY 12207-1077 www.albanycounty.com/Government/D...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM (recordings until 2;30PM) EST
P: 518-487-5101
F: 518-487-5099
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil
Restricted Records: No sealed, expunged, adoption, sex offense, juvenile, mental health or divorce records released
The County Clerk holds the closed case records from the Supreme Court and County Court. Countywide search requests for these records made to the County Clerk are processed in the manner described below.
Supreme Court - Current Case Files Only
16 Eagle St, Rm 102
Albany, NY 12207 www.nycourts.gov/courts/comdiv/al...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 518-285-8989
Jurisdiction: Civil over $25,000
This court does not hold closed case records; they are held by the County Clerk. See that listing for a countywide search. Also see the OCA for statewide searches.
County Court - Current Case Files Only
6 Lodge Street
Albany County Judicial Center
Albany, NY 12207 www.nycourts.gov/courts/3jd/alban...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 518-285-8777
Jurisdiction: Felony
This court does not hold closed case records; they are held by the County Clerk. See that listing for a countywide search. Also see the OCA for statewide searches.
Albany City Court - Misdemeanors
1 Morton Ave
Albany, NY 12202
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 518-453-5520
F: 518-453-8990
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sealed, expunged, adoption, sex offense, juvenile, or mental health records released without a signed release.
Albany City Court - Civil Part
24 Eagle Street, Rm 209
Albany, NY 12207 www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/3jd...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 518-453-4640
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Commercial Claims Under $5,000
Restricted Records: No code enforcement records released
Cohoes City Court
PO Box 678
Cohoes, NY 12047-0678
Hours: 85AM-3:45PM EST
P: 518-453-5501
F: 518-233-8202
Couriers: 97 Mohawk St
Cohoes, NY 12047
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sealed or expunged records released
Criminal searches are done by: NYS Office of Court Administration, Office of Administrative Services, Criminal History Record Search, 25 Beaver St, Rm 840, New York, NY 10004. $65.00 for statewide search fee.
Watervliet City Court
2 - 15th St
Watervliet, NY 12189 www.nycourts.gov/courts/3jd/city/...
Hours: 7:30AM-3:30PM EST
P: 518-453-5550
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Surrogate's Court
16 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207 www.nycourts.gov/courts/3jd/surro...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 518-285-8585
Jurisdiction: Probate, Adoption, Guardianships
A county search of the probate court index by mail for 25-year search is $30.00 fee. A county probate search for over 25 years is $90.00.

Albany County, NY Vital Records

Contact the Albany County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Albany County
County Clerk
16 Eagle St, Rm 128
Albany, NY 12207-1077 www.albanycounty.com/Government/D...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 518-487-5100
Fax: 518-487-5099
Recorded Documents

Albany County Vital Certificates

Albany County Vital Certificates

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Albany County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 523.45 sq mi
Population (2009): 298,284
  • Females: 51.8%
  • White: 81.5%
  • Black/African American: 12.4%
  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 78.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): 3,713
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 6.5%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 9.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 86.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 33.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.32
Housing Units (2000): 129,972
Homeownership Rate (2000): 57.7%
Migration Flow to Albany County, NY from (2007-2008):

Albany County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $14,590,680
  • Construction: $626,323
  • Retail Trade: $824,295
  • Professional and Technical Services: $1,627,664
  • Healthcare: $1,468,451
  • Banking: $1,118,315
  • Retail Trade: $824,295
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $309,448
  • Manufacturing: $610,738
  • Farms: $5,853
  • Government: $4,635,057
Employed (2000): 144,480
Unemployed (2000): 10,459
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $42,099
Local Government Employment (2007): 16,419
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,195,839 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $945,289 (thou. dol.)

Albany County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 3,161
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.6
Deaths (2007): 2,666
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.9
Infant Deaths (2007): 26
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.2

Albany County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1,324
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 9
  • Forcible rape: 72
  • Robbery: 443
  • Aggravated Assault: 800
Property Crimes (2008): 9,243
  • Burglary: 1,623
  • Larceny-Theft: 7,289
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 331

Albany County Genealogy Records