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Queens County, NY Public Records

Supreme Court - Civil Division - Jamaica
88-11 Sutphin Blvd, #106
County Clerk Records Room
Jamaica, NY 11435
Hours: 9AM-5PM, no cashier transactions after 4:45PM EST
P: 718-298-0600, 718-298-0615
F: 718-520-4731
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions over $25,000
Restricted Records: No marriage or incompetence records released. Identification required to review confidential matrimonial case records.
Records managed by County Clerk Office. Information here is for the County Clerk Records Rm. To identify a record, first search at the Search Dept, 718-298-0609; with a case number, go to records room (9AM-3PM only) who will pull record for you to copy.
Supreme Court - Criminal Term - Kew Gardens
125-01 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 718-298-1400
F: 718-520-2494
Jurisdiction: Felony
For Cert of Disposition, contact Correspondence Section at 718-298-1319; in person or written requests cost $10.00 postal money order or cash. For general into, Finance Unit at 718-298-1317.
Supreme Court - Long Island City - Supreme and County Court - Current Case Files Only
25-10 Court Sq
Long Island City, NY 11101
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 718-298-1000, 718-298-1140
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions over $25,000
Trials only here, civil records available at Queens County Clerk, or at Jamaica Supreme Court.
Civil Court of the City of New York - Jamaica
89-17 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11435
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 718-262-7100
F: 718-262-7132
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $25,000, Small Claims, Evictions
Landlord & Tenant phone is 718-262-7145.
Surrogate's Court
88-11 Sutphin Blvd, 7th Fl
Jamaica, NY 11435
Hours: 9AM-1PM, 2-4:30PM (till 4:10PM Fri) EST
P: 718-298-0500, 718-298-0400
Jurisdiction: Probate
A county search of the probate court index by mail for 25-year and under search is $30.00 fee. A county probate search for over 25 year and over search is $90.00.

Queens County, NY Vital Records

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

Queens Borough
City Register
144-06 94th Ave, (Sutphin Blvd)
Queens Business Center
Jamaica, NY 11435
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 718-298-7200
Recorded Documents

Queens County Vital Certificates

Queens 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.

Get a vital certificate.

Queens County Information

Queens County is one of the five boroughs of New York City, better known simply as Queens. Though it is definitely an urbanized area, Queens is unique in that it has a suburban feel about it as well. There are many distinct neighborhoods in the borough; in fact, most of the residents identify themselves more with their neighborhood than anything else. Like other areas of New York City, Queens has a thriving immigrant population, and is home to many Irish, Italians, Greeks, Hispanics, Filipinos, and Arabs, among others. While most of the neighborhoods are comprised primarily of one ethnicity, many are made up of an interesting mix of several cultures. In fact, the neighborhoods of Queens make the county the most diverse in the United States.

With all these differing cultures, residents and visitors can enjoy a wide range of food and music that will appeal to the senses. In one day, you could sample dishes from countries all over the world and never leave Queens! Aside from the diverse meal options, Queens also offers much in the way of sightseeing. The Queens Museum of Art boasts an exciting collection of contemporary art pieces from all over the world, serving as a reflection of the diversity of the area. The museum is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which was the site of two World's Fairs. The New York Hall of Science is also in Queens and features hand-on science and technology exhibits that are fun for the whole family. Queens truly has a lot to offer; if you're in the area permanently or are just visiting, you won't be disappointed.

Queens County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 109.24 sq mi
Population (2009): 2,306,712
  • Females: 51.3%
  • White: 55%
  • Black/African American: 20%
  • Asian: 22.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 26.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 30.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): 77,333
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 46.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 53.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 74.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 24.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.81
Housing Units (2000): 817,250
Homeownership Rate (2000): 42.8%
Migration Flow to Queens County, NY from (2007-2008):

Queens County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $32,377,856
  • Construction: $4,004,870
  • Retail Trade: $1,901,601
  • Professional and Technical Services: $953,464
  • Healthcare: $5,428,247
  • Banking: $1,989,374
  • Retail Trade: $1,901,601
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $816,423
  • Manufacturing: $2,005,512
  • Farms: $0
  • Government: $3,194,020
Employed (2000): 956,784
Unemployed (2000): 80,111
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $36,073
Local Government Employment (2007): 14,664
Local Government Revenue (2007): $0 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $0 (thou. dol.)

Queens County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 31,623
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.9
Deaths (2007): 14,526
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 157
  • Per 1,000 population: 5

Queens 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

Queens County Genealogy Records