The public can view any legal/court documents, other than matrimonial or sealed records. Matrimonial records are listed on record room’s computer screens but not accessible to the general public. Matrimonial documents can only be viewed by the parties to the action and the attorney’s of record.
For Family Court Records, please contact Family Court at (845)476-3520. Please observe the following guidelines when ordering documents for copying:
- Give the index number
- Give the type of record sought
- Give a filing date
- Give the name of parties or a business name
Divorce records are obtainable by the plaintiff, defendant or their attorneys of record (identification required) from the Court Papers section of the County Clerk’s Office. It could take a minimum of five days to obtain a certified copy of divorce files. You may review/obtain a divorce file that you are not a party to by presenting a notarized statement (specifically stating the documents needing to be reviewed, obtained or certified) from one of the litigants or with a court order. Identification of the person granted permission using notarized statement MUST be presented at time of request.