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Dutchess County, NY Public Records

County Clerk
22 Market St, 2nd Fl
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3203 www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/D...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 845-486-2139, 845-486-2120
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. Civil search requests are considered separate for criminal searches.
Supreme - Current Case Files Only
10 Market St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3203 www.nycourts.gov/courts/9jd/dutch...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 845-431-1710
F: 845-431-1743
Jurisdiction: Civil
This court does not hold closed civil 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
10 Market St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3203 www.nycourts.gov/courts/9jd/dutch...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 845-431-1710
F: 845-431-1743
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.
Poughkeepsie City Court
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Hours: 8AM-4PM; payments until 3:30PM EST
P: 845-483-8200
F: 845-451-4094
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sealed, expunged, adoption, sex offense, juvenile or mental health records released
Beacon City Court
1 Municipal Plaza, #2
Beacon, NY 12508 www.nycourts.gov/courts/9jd/dutch...
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 845-431-1900
F: 845-838-5041
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions up to $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sealed or youthful offender records released
Surrogate's Court
10 Market St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 www.nycourts.gov/courts/9jd/Dutch...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 845-431-1770
F: 845-476-3659
Jurisdiction: Probate
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.

Dutchess County, NY Vital Records

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

Dutchess County
County Clerk
22 Market St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/D...
9AM-4:45PM EST
Phone: 845-486-2120
Fax: 845-486-2138
Recorded Documents

Dutchess County Vital Certificates

Dutchess County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Dutchess County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 801.59 sq mi
Population (2009): 293,562
  • Females: 49.7%
  • White: 84.2%
  • Black/African American: 10.5%
  • Asian: 3.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 9.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 76.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): 13,409
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 8.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 11.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 8.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 84.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 27.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.63
Housing Units (2000): 106,103
Homeownership Rate (2000): 69.0%
Migration Flow to Dutchess County, NY from (2007-2008):

Dutchess County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $7,264,487
  • Construction: $433,312
  • Retail Trade: $475,484
  • Professional and Technical Services: $373,785
  • Healthcare: $927,601
  • Banking: $251,406
  • Retail Trade: $475,484
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $161,456
  • Manufacturing: $1,636,930
  • Farms: $8,549
  • Government: $1,473,262
Employed (2000): 130,793
Unemployed (2000): 7,930
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $41,667
Local Government Employment (2007): 13,899
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,052,457 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $770,304 (thou. dol.)

Dutchess County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 3,109
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.7
Deaths (2007): 2,206
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 10
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.2

Dutchess County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 885
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 5
  • Forcible rape: 45
  • Robbery: 244
  • Aggravated Assault: 591
Property Crimes (2008): 5,628
  • Burglary: 996
  • Larceny-Theft: 4,421
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 211

Dutchess County Genealogy Records