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Rensselaer County, NY Public Records

County Clerk
105 3rd St
Troy, NY 12180 http://www.rensco.com
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 518-270-4080
F: 518-271-7998
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil
Restricted Records: No sealed, open/pending cases, youthful offender records released
Countywide record search requests made to the county clerk are processed in the manner described below. Civil and criminal divisions are separate and managed by separate clerks.
Supreme Court - Current Case Files Only
80 2nd St
Troy, NY 12180 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/3jd/re
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 518-285-5025
F: 518-285-5077
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
80 2nd St
Troy, NY 12180 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/3jd/re
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 518-285-5025
F: 518-285-5077
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.
Rensselaer City Court
62 Washington St
Rensselaer, NY 12144 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/3jd/re
Hours: 8AM-12:30PM; 1:30pm-4PM EST
P: 518-453-4680
F: 518-453-8996
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
Troy City Court
51 State St
Troy, NY 12180 https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/3jd/r
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM EST
P: 518-453-5900
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sealed records released
Surrogate's Court
80 2nd St
Troy, NY 12180 http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/3jd/re
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 518-285-6100
F: 518-285-5091
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.

Rensselaer County, NY Vital Records

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

Rensselaer County
County Clerk
105 3rd St
Troy, NY 12180 http://www.rensco.com/departments/cou
9AM-5PM EST
Phone: 518-270-4080
Fax: 518-271-7998
Recorded Documents

Rensselaer County Vital Certificates

Rensselaer 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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Rensselaer County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 653.96 sq mi
Population (2009): 155,541
  • Females: 50.6%
  • White: 89.9%
  • Black/African American: 6.1%
  • Asian: 2.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 87.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): 3,001
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 7.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 84.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 23.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.46
Housing Units (2000): 66,120
Homeownership Rate (2000): 64.9%
Migration Flow to Rensselaer County, NY from (2007-2008):

Rensselaer County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,893,814
  • Construction: $216,833
  • Retail Trade: $190,874
  • Professional and Technical Services: $194,987
  • Healthcare: $418,402
  • Banking: $143,388
  • Retail Trade: $190,874
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $59,208
  • Manufacturing: $192,722
  • Farms: $5,297
  • Government: $681,216
Employed (2000): 75,214
Unemployed (2000): 4,853
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $34,592
Local Government Employment (2007): 9,309
Local Government Revenue (2007): $630,274 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $501,988 (thou. dol.)

Rensselaer County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,864
  • Per 1,000 population: 12
Deaths (2007): 1,416
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 12
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.4

Rensselaer County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 541
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 5
  • Forcible rape: 33
  • Robbery: 175
  • Aggravated Assault: 328
Property Crimes (2008): 4,172
  • Burglary: 942
  • Larceny-Theft: 3,066
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 164

Rensselaer County Genealogy Records

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