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Schenectady County, NY Public Records

County Clerk
620 State St, 3rd Fl
Schenectady, NY 12305 schenectadycounty.com/MenuItemLis...
Hours: 9AM-5PM; July-Aug-9AM-4PM; file papers 1/2 hour before close EST
P: 518-388-4220
F: 518-388-4224
Jurisdiction: Civil
Restricted Records: No sealed, youthful offenders, infant compromise or divorce records released.
The County Clerk holds the closed Civil case records from the Supreme Court and County Court. Countywide search requests for these records made to the County Clerk are processed in the manner described below.
Supreme Court
612 State St, 4th Fl
Schenectady, NY 12305 schenectadycounty.com/FullStory.a...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 518-285-8401
F: 518-451-8731
Jurisdiction: Civil
Restricted Records: No sealed, youthful offenders, infant compromise or divorce records released. Notarized, signed release required to access sealed records.
This court does not hold closed civil case records - see the County Clerk.
County Court
612 State St, 4th Fl
Schenectady, NY 12305 schenectadycounty.com/FullStory.a...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 518-285-8401
F: 518-451-8731
Jurisdiction: Felony
Restricted Records: No sealed, youthful offenders, infant compromise or divorce records released. Notarized, signed release required to access sealed records.
Schenectady City Court - Civil
105 Jay St, #215
Schenectady, NY 12305 www.nycourts.gov/courts/4jd/schen...
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 518-453-6989 ext. 5
F: 518-453-8984
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sealed or youthful offender records released
Schenectady City Court - Criminal
531 Liberty St
Schenectady, NY 12305 www.nycourts.gov/courts/4jd/schen...
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 518-453-6989 ext. 4
F: 518-285-8983
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No sealed or youthful offender records released
Traffic cases are held by the Civil Court.
Surrogate's Court
612 State St
Schenectady, NY 12305 www.nycourts.gov/courts/4jd/Schen...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 518-285-8455
F: 518-451-8732
Jurisdiction: Probate, Administration, Guardianship, Adoption
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.

Schenectady County, NY Vital Records

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

Schenectady County
County Clerk
620 State St
Schenectady, NY 12305-2114 www.schenectadycounty.com/MenuIte...
8:30AM-4:30PM (Sept-June); 9AM-5PM (July/August) EST
Phone: 518-388-4220
Fax: 518-388-4224

Schenectady County Vital Certificates

Schenectady 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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Schenectady County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 206.10 sq mi
Population (2009): 152,169
  • Females: 51.2%
  • White: 83.9%
  • Black/African American: 9.6%
  • Asian: 4.0%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 80.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 5,618
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 5.3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 9.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 11.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 84.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 26.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.38
Housing Units (2000): 65,032
Homeownership Rate (2000): 65.4%
Migration Flow to Schenectady County, NY from (2007-2008):

Schenectady County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $3,984,139
  • Construction: $184,867
  • Retail Trade: $249,397
  • Professional and Technical Services: $740,115
  • Healthcare: $513,967
  • Banking: $129,980
  • Retail Trade: $249,397
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $65,439
  • Manufacturing: $637,549
  • Farms: $-90
  • Government: $657,428
Employed (2000): 67,713
Unemployed (2000): 3,637
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $37,593
Local Government Employment (2007): 7,810
Local Government Revenue (2007): $596,579 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $387,488 (thou. dol.)

Schenectady County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,848
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.3
Deaths (2007): 1,506
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 22
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.9

Schenectady County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 740
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 9
  • Forcible rape: 43
  • Robbery: 311
  • Aggravated Assault: 377
Property Crimes (2008): 4,893
  • Burglary: 1,124
  • Larceny-Theft: 3,481
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 288

Schenectady County Genealogy Records