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Kings County, NY Public Records

Supreme Court - Civil Division
360 Adams St, Room 189
County Clerk's Office
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 347-404-9772, 718-675-7699
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions over $25,000
Restricted Records: No sealed, expunged, adoption, juvenile or mental health records released
Supreme Ct civil records are managed by the County Clerk's office. Address and phone and searching methods at County Clerk are given here. See for add'l info.
Supreme Court - Criminal
320 Jay St, Rm 13.6
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: 9AM-12:30PM 2PM-4:30PM EST
P: 347-296-1076, 347-401-9289
Jurisdiction: Felony
This court does not perform criminal searches; direct search requests to the OCA, 25 Beaver St, NYC, 212-428-2810. Also, search online for future court appearances and summons case info at
Civil Court of the City of New York - Kings Branch, Brooklyn
141 Livingston St, #303
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: 9AM-4PM EST
P: 347-404-9123
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: All records public.
Searching performed in the basement record Rm-007 or on Civil Dept. public access terminal in #302. General civil info and Small Claims line- 212-791-5700; housing ct- 347-404-9201; Admin- 347-404-9133.
Brooklyn Criminal Court
120 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 347-404-4500
F: 718-643-7733
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor
Court will not perform crim searches; direct search requests to OCA, 25 Beaver St, NYC, 212-428-2810. Also subscribe or guest login to search eCourts WebCrims appearances system at
Surrogate's Court
2 Johnson St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 347-404-9700
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.

Kings County, NY Vital Records

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

Kings County
City Register
210 Joralemon St, 2nd Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11201
9AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 718-802-3589
Fax: 718-802-3745
Recorded Documents

Kings County Vital Certificates

Kings 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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Kings County Information

Kings County, better known as Brooklyn, is one of the five boroughs of New York City. If you're coming into the area from busy Manhattan, you will see one of the iconic New York structures - the world famous Brooklyn Bridge. Once in Brooklyn, you will immediately notice that it can be best defined by its neighborhoods. Brooklyn has long been home to immigrants from all over the world, and with dozens of neighborhoods defined chiefly by ethnicity, the borough offers a diverse range of cultures, including African-American, Russian, Ukrainian, Hispanic, Italian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, and Irish, among many, many others. With this collection of cultures, one can only imagine the exciting array of restaurants and shops that the area has to offer. In fact, Brooklyn is well known for its diverse cuisine where you can find Korean fare, Mexican dishes, a pizzeria, and kosher meals all within a block of each other!

Cultural appeal aside, Brooklyn also offers more than just the big city atmosphere. Prospect Park offers a natural setting and reprieve from the bustle of the city, and included in this area is a zoo, a lake (the only lake in Brooklyn), and the Wildlife Conservation Society. The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens are adjacent to the park and give residents and visitors a taste of the natural world as well with a Japanese garden, a rose garden, and more. Finally, historic Coney Island is pure entertainment for all ages, featuring rides, games, and delicious food; this is a must-see for any tourist OR Brooklynite.

Kings County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 70.61 sq mi
Population (2009): 2,567,098
  • Females: 52.6%
  • White: 51.6%
  • Black/African American: 36.7%
  • Asian: 9.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 19.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 37%
Population Change (2000-2009): 101,567
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 37.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 46.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 21.1%
High School Graduates (2000): 68.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 21.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.75
Housing Units (2000): 930,866
Homeownership Rate (2000): 27.1%
Migration Flow to Kings County, NY from (2007-2008):

Kings County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $27,588,382
  • Construction: $1,789,137
  • Retail Trade: $2,004,144
  • Professional and Technical Services: $1,353,103
  • Healthcare: $7,178,223
  • Banking: $2,112,784
  • Retail Trade: $2,004,144
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $519,020
  • Manufacturing: $1,372,027
  • Farms: $0
  • Government: $2,887,799
Employed (2000): 927,030
Unemployed (2000): 111,528
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $31,768
Local Government Employment (2007): 18,216
Local Government Revenue (2007): $55,539,943 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $72,168,531 (thou. dol.)

Kings County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 41,983
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.5
Deaths (2007): 16,410
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 231
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.5

Kings County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 48,549
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 523
  • Forcible rape: 893
  • Robbery: 22,256
  • Aggravated Assault: 24,877
Property Crimes (2008): 150,987
  • Burglary: 19,898
  • Larceny-Theft: 118,642
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 12,447

Kings County Genealogy Records