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Jefferson County, NY Public Records

Supreme Court - Current cases Only
317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601-3783 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/5jd/je
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 315-221-5818
F: 315-266-4779
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 Clerk
175 Arsenal St
County Bldg, County Clerk's Office-Court Records
Watertown, NY 13601-3783 http://www.co.jefferson.ny.us/index.a
Hours: 9AM-5PM; 8:30AM-4PM July-Aug hours EST
P: 315-785-3200
F: 315-785-5145
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil
Restricted Records: No sealed, expunged, adoption, sex offense, juvenile or mental health records released
Countywide record search requests are processed in the manner described below by the County Clerk, phone above, or 785-3200.
County Court
163 Arsenal Street
County Court Complex
Watertown, NY 13601 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/5jd/je
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 315-785-3044
F: 315-266-4778
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Under $25,000
This court does not hold closed case records; they are held by the County Clerk's office. See that listing for record searching procedures. Also see the OCA for certain statewide searches.
Watertown City Court
245 Washington St
Municipal Building, 1st Fl
Watertown, NY 13601 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/5jd/je
Hours: 8:30AM4:30PM (tll 4PM June-Aug)) EST
P: 315-785-7785
F: 315-266-4783
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sealed records released
Parking tickets (non-moving violations) are handled through the Comptroller's Office.
Surrogate's Court
163 Arsenal St, 3rd Fl
County Court Complex
Watertown, NY 13601-2562 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/5jd/je
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 315-785-3019
F: 315-266-4771
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 see http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/5jd/onondaga/surrogate/onbase.shtml for a free search.

Jefferson County, NY Vital Records

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

Jefferson County
County Clerk
175 Arsenal St, 1st Fl
Watertown, NY 13601-2555 https://co.jefferson.ny.us/department
9AM-5PM EST
Phone: 315-785-3200
Fax: 315-785-5145
Recorded Documents

Jefferson County Vital Certificates

Jefferson 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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Jefferson County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,272.2 sq mi
Population (2009): 118,719
  • Females: 49%
  • White: 90.5%
  • Black/African American: 5.3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 86.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): 6,981
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 7.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.58
Housing Units (2000): 54,070
Homeownership Rate (2000): 59.7%
Migration Flow to Jefferson County, NY from (2007-2008):

Jefferson County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $3,536,170
  • Construction: $126,597
  • Retail Trade: $205,941
  • Professional and Technical Services: $51,407
  • Healthcare: $277,755
  • Banking: $55,288
  • Retail Trade: $205,941
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $68,404
  • Manufacturing: $146,862
  • Farms: $34,943
  • Government: $2,197,964
Employed (2000): 40,482
Unemployed (2000): 4,074
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $34,309
Local Government Employment (2007): 6,556
Local Government Revenue (2007): $430,854 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $354,935 (thou. dol.)

Jefferson County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,794
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.2
Deaths (2007): 860
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.3
Infant Deaths (2007): 15
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.4

Jefferson County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 252
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 23
  • Robbery: 25
  • Aggravated Assault: 204
Property Crimes (2008): 2,180
  • Burglary: 419
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,686
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 75

Jefferson County Genealogy Records

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