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Cortland County, NY Public Records

County Clerk
46 Greenbush St, #105
Cortland, NY 13045 www.cortland-co.org/cc/index.htm
Hours: 8:30PM-4:30PM EST
P: 607-753-5021
F: 607-753-5378
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil
Restricted Records: No sealed or youthful offender records released
Countywide search requests made to the County Clerk are processed in the manner described below. The fax number is not for public use.
Supreme - Current Case Files Only
46 Greenbush St, #301
Cortland, NY 13045 www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/6jd...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 607-753-5013
F: 646-963-6452
Jurisdiction: Civil
This court does not hold closed case records; they are held by the County Clerk's office. See that listing for a countywide search. Also see the OCA for certain statewide searches.
County Court - Current Case Files Only
46 Greenbush St, #301
Cortland, NY 13045 www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/6jd...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 607-753-5013
F: 646-963-6452
Jurisdiction: Felony
This court does not hold closed felony case records; they are held by the County Clerk's office. See that listing for a countywide search. Also see the OCA for statewide searches.
Cortland City Court
25 Court St
Cortland, NY 13045 www.nycourts.gov/courts/6jd/cortl...
Hours: 8:15AM-3:45PM EST
P: 607-218-3300
F: 607-218-3299
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sealed records released
Surrogate's Court
46 Greenbush St, #303
Cortland, NY 13045 www.nycourts.gov/courts/6jd/cortl...
Hours: 8:30-4:30 EST
P: 607-218-3335
F: 212-457-2661
Jurisdiction: Probate, Administration, Guardianships
A county search of the probate court index by mail for 25-year search is $30.00 fee. A full county probate search over 25 years is $90.00.

Cortland County, NY Vital Records

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

Cortland County
County Clerk
46 Greenbush St, #105
Cortland, NY 13045-3702 http://www.cortland-co.org/cc/
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 607-753-5021
Fax: 607-753-5378
Recorded Documents

Cortland County Vital Certificates

Cortland County Vital Certificates

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Cortland County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 499.65 sq mi
Population (2009): 47,996
  • Females: 51.6%
  • White: 96.0%
  • Black/African American: 1.7%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 94.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): -603
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 18.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.50
Housing Units (2000): 20,116
Homeownership Rate (2000): 64.3%
Migration Flow to Cortland County, NY from (2007-2008):

Cortland County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $867,651
  • Construction: $39,806
  • Retail Trade: $67,652
  • Professional and Technical Services: $54,541
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $23,622
  • Retail Trade: $67,652
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $33,164
  • Manufacturing: $166,432
  • Farms: $13,674
  • Government: $208,703
Employed (2000): 22,664
Unemployed (2000): 2,094
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $27,130
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,670
Local Government Revenue (2007): $184,752 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $153,837 (thou. dol.)

Cortland County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 537
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.1
Deaths (2007): 417
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 4
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.4

Cortland County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 112
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 17
  • Robbery: 8
  • Aggravated Assault: 86
Property Crimes (2008): 993
  • Burglary: 205
  • Larceny-Theft: 758
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 30

Cortland County Genealogy Records