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Onondaga County, NY Public Records

County Clerk
401 Montgomery St, Rm 200
Syracuse, NY 13202 http://www.ongov.net/clerk/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 315-435-2227
F: 315-435-3455
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil
Restricted Records: No sealed, divorce, judgment or sexual abuse records released
The Onondaga County Clerk's Office acts as Custodian of the records for the County. The Clerk's office oversees records dating back to 1794 including deeds, mortgages, judgments, liens, maps, civil and criminal actions.
County Court
505 S State St, Rm 110
Syracuse, NY 13202-2104 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/5jd/on
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 315-671-1020
F: 315-671-1191
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.
Supreme Court - Current Case Files Only
401 Montgomery St, 3rd Fl
County Clerk's Office
Syracuse, NY 13202 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/5jd/on
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 315-671-1030
F: 315-671-1176
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.
Syracuse City Court
505 S State St, Rm 130
Syracuse, NY 13202-2104 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/5jd/on
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM; closes to public- 3:30PM EST
P: 315-671-2700
F: 315-671-2744
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
Small claims phone is 315-671-3982; civil fax is 315-671-2741. Traffic phone- 315-671-2770.
Surrogate's Court
401 Montgomery St
Courthouse
Syracuse, NY 13202 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/5jd/on
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 315-671-2100
F: 315-671-1162
Jurisdiction: Probate
Access online with registration at http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/5jd/onondaga/surrogate/onbase.shtml but records are not all inclusive.

Onondaga County, NY Vital Records

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

Onondaga County
County Clerk
401 Montgomery St, Rm 200
Syracuse, NY 13202 http://www.ongov.net/clerk/index.html
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 315-435-2227
Fax: 315-435-3455
Recorded Documents

Onondaga County Vital Certificates

Onondaga 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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Onondaga County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 780.29 sq mi
Population (2009): 454,753
  • Females: 51.8%
  • White: 84%
  • Black/African American: 10.4%
  • Asian: 2.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 81.6%
Population Change (2000-2009): -3,583
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 5.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 8.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 11.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 85.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 28.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.46
Housing Units (2000): 196,633
Homeownership Rate (2000): 64.5%
Migration Flow to Onondaga County, NY from (2007-2008):

Onondaga County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $14,635,805
  • Construction: $713,875
  • Retail Trade: $864,482
  • Professional and Technical Services: $1,238,847
  • Healthcare: $1,730,663
  • Banking: $1,018,934
  • Retail Trade: $864,482
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $329,180
  • Manufacturing: $2,131,361
  • Farms: $30,536
  • Government: $2,472,916
Employed (2000): 215,714
Unemployed (2000): 12,312
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $37,227
Local Government Employment (2007): 25,528
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,831,634 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $1,437,333 (thou. dol.)

Onondaga County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 5,522
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.2
Deaths (2007): 3,967
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 36
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.5

Onondaga County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1,714
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 27
  • Forcible rape: 113
  • Robbery: 502
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,072
Property Crimes (2008): 11,558
  • Burglary: 2,782
  • Larceny-Theft: 8,094
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 682

Onondaga County Genealogy Records

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