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Supreme Court - Civil Division
60 Centre St, Rm 103
New York City, NY 10007
Hours: 9AM-3PM county clerk; 9AM-5PM Supreme Ct Office EST
P: 646-386-5955 ext. 8
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions over $25,000
Record search requests are managed by the County Clerk's office; information here is for that County Clerk office. The Supreme Ct clerk office phone is 636-386-3160 but they will refer you to the County Clerk.
Supreme Court - Criminal Division
100 Centre St, Rm 1000
New York, NY 10013
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 646-386-4000
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No sealed cases, psychiatric reports and information about jurors are released.
The Court will only process mail or in person requests for specific documents or papers related to felony cases. Copies may possibly be purchased from the County Clerk.
Civil Court of the City of New York
60 Centre Street, Rm 103B
New York, NY 10013
Hours: 9AM-4PM EST
P: 646-386-5700
F: 212-374-8053
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: no sealed records released
Use 646-386-5750 for landlord/tenant records. Small Claims- 646-386-5480. Archives phone- 646-386-5515. General NYC civil dial-up info line- 212-791-6000. Fax number is for Admin Ofc who distributes the faxes.
Surrogate's Court
31 Chambers St, #402
New York City, NY 10007
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 646-386-5000
F: 212-374-3250
Jurisdiction: Wills, Trusts & Estate Matters, Guarianships & Adoptions
Public terminal has index back to 1968. Mail search requests for past 25 years are $30.00; you may include your email address in your written request for fast reply. Make check to NY Surrogates Ct, but no personal checks accepted.

New York County, NY Vital Records

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

New York County
City Register
66 John St, 13th Fl
New York, NY 10007
8:30AM-4PM EST
Phone: 212-361-7550
Recorded Documents

New York County Vital Certificates

New York 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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New York County Information

New York County shares the same boundaries as what most people call Manhattan, and this is the oldest of the five boroughs of New York City. The borough is primarily located on Manhattan Island, but does include several smaller islands, including Roosevelt, Liberty, Ellis and four other islands. This is one of the most heavily populated places in the world, and it is also one of the richest. Home to Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, and Times Square, Manhattan is one of the world's great financial and commercial centers, with millions of people living, working, or visiting this 23-square mile area.

Manhattan has several other famous landmarks as well, including Broadway, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty. All of these are popular with visitors, as are the many cultural museums and attractions in the area. New York City as a whole has always been a haven for immigrants, and Manhattan is no different. As a reflection of this diversity, there are distinctive neighborhoods in the borough, such as Little Italy, Harlem, and Chinatown. Other areas, like Soho and Greenwich Village, are famous for their shopping and sidewalk cafes, while some locales are known for their ritzy quality, such as the Upper East Side. Central Park is another of Manhattan's most famous areas. This lush, landscaped 843-acre park is a National Historic Landmark and is a natural reprieve in an area that is wholly urbanized. Millions of visitors come to the park each year to jog, bicycle, boat, play, ice skate, and more.

New York County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 22.96 sq mi
Population (2009): 1,629,054
  • Females: 52.4%
  • White: 67.9%
  • Black/African American: 18.3%
  • Asian: 10.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 23.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 50.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): 91,659
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 29.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 41.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 16.9%
High School Graduates (2000): 78.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 49.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2
Housing Units (2000): 798,144
Homeownership Rate (2000): 20.1%
Migration Flow to New York County, NY from (2007-2008):

New York County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $340,672,511
  • Construction: $4,176,534
  • Retail Trade: $8,595,586
  • Professional and Technical Services: $54,236,229
  • Healthcare: $14,242,077
  • Banking: $119,102,037
  • Retail Trade: $8,595,586
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $7,322,805
  • Manufacturing: $5,574,190
  • Farms: $0
  • Government: $32,915,638
Employed (2000): 770,283
Unemployed (2000): 71,208
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $120,790
Local Government Employment (2007): 405,559
Local Government Revenue (2007): $0 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $0 (thou. dol.)

New York County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 20,812
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.8
Deaths (2007): 10,106
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 80
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.8

New York County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 0
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
Property Crimes (2008): 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Larceny-Theft: 0
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 0

New York County Genealogy Records