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Essex County, NY Public Records

County Clerk
PO Box 247
Elizabethtown, NY 12932 www.co.essex.ny.us/wp/county-cler...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 518-873-3606
F: 518-873-3376
Couriers: 7559 Court St, Essex County Government Ctr
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil
Restricted Records: No sealed or youthful offender records released
County Clerk will not do felony record searches for County-Court felony records; clerk will only do civil. You may search felony books in person.
County Court - Current Case Files Only
PO Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
F: 518-873-3376
Couriers: 7559 Court St, Essex County Government Ctr
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
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.
Supreme Court - Current Case Files Only
PO Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
F: 518-873-3376
Couriers: 7559 Court St, Essex County Government Ctr
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
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.
Surrogate's Court
PO Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932 www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/4jd...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 518-873-3384
F: 518-873-3731
Couriers: 7559 Court St, Essex County Government Ctr
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
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. Also have Adoption, 17A Guardianships and 17 Guardianships at this court.

Essex County, NY Vital Records

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

Essex County
County Clerk
7559 Court St
Elizabethtown, NY 12932 www.co.essex.ny.us/wp/county-clerk/
8AM-5PM EST
Phone: 518-873-3601, 518-873-3603
Fax: 518-873-3548
Recorded Documents

Essex County Vital Certificates

Essex 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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Essex County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,796.80 sq mi
Population (2009): 37,686
  • Females: 48.0%
  • White: 95.0%
  • Black/African American: 3.1%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 93.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,163
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.3%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 13.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 80.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 18.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.39
Housing Units (2000): 23,115
Homeownership Rate (2000): 73.8%
Migration Flow to Essex County, NY from (2007-2008):

Essex County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $723,855
  • Construction: $66,744
  • Retail Trade: $53,050
  • Professional and Technical Services: $21,445
  • Healthcare: $77,912
  • Banking: $13,007
  • Retail Trade: $53,050
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $61,022
  • Manufacturing: $68,617
  • Farms: $4,156
  • Government: $254,701
Employed (2000): 16,539
Unemployed (2000): 1,215
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $29,145
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,881
Local Government Revenue (2007): $184,685 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $120,794 (thou. dol.)

Essex County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 359
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.5
Deaths (2007): 398
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.6

Essex County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 54
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 7
  • Robbery: 1
  • Aggravated Assault: 46
Property Crimes (2008): 448
  • Burglary: 111
  • Larceny-Theft: 330
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 7

Essex County Genealogy Records