COURT OPERATIONS DUE TO COVID-19
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46 Greenbush Street, Suite 301
Cortland,New York 13045-2765
Regular Business Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Randolph V. Kruman
All visitors must pass through a magnetometer
upon entering the court facilities
A County Court is located in each county of the State (outside of New York City). County Court handles the prosecution of all crimes committed within the county. It has exclusive authority to handle trials in felony matters and shares authority with the local city, town and village courts to handle trials in misdemeanor cases and other minor offenses and violations. County Court also has the limited authority to hear civil cases involving monetary awards of $25,000.00 or less. County Court also acts as an appellate court for civil and criminal appeals from the town and village courts and for criminal, civil, and small claims (under $25,000.00) matters from city court.
Court Clerk's Office
Deputy Chief Clerk
All County Court papers are filed with the Court Clerk in Suite 301 of the Courthouse. Inquiries regarding pending criminal matters should be directed to the Court Clerk's office at 607-218-3320.
Local record checks are now available again and are being performed by the County Clerk. The fee is $5.00 for a 2-year search/per name. If you mail your request in, you must enclosed a self-addressed stamped envelope and the County Clerk will return the record check results to you. They will not give results over the phone and they will not take requests for searches over the phone. There is also the state-wide search that is now being done by the NYS Office of Court Administration, Office of Administrative Services, Criminal History Record Search, 25 Beaver Street (Rm. 840 - front counter), New York, NY 10004. The Fee is $55.00 for a statewide search and all searches must be requested in writing on their form. Court clerk can provide you with form. The telephone number for inquiries is 212-428-2943 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.