The Kings County Clerk Supreme Court Building. 360 Adams Street. Room 189. Brooklyn, NY 11201. 347-404-9772. You can also email us KCCOInfo@nycourts.gov. County Clerk, Clerk of Supreme Court and Commissioner of Jurors. Hon. Nancy T. Sunshine. Chief of Operations.
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Agency: New York Courts. Division: Staten Island County Clerk. Phone Number: (718) 675-7700. Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM. Property Records. The Richmond County Clerk can also help you with getting copies and information on deeds for properties on Staten Island.
The Kings County Clerk, located in Brooklyn, New York, is the official keeper of public records for Kings County. The Clerk's office ensures that public records are retained, archived, and made accessible to the public in accordance with all laws and regulations.
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- A. General Info
- B. Location of Hard Copy Files
- C. Judgment Docket and Lien Section; Matrimonial Judgments; Business Filings
- D. Historic Records
- E. Other Records & Custodians
The County Clerk of New York County is responsible for receiving papers initiating actions and special proceedings and maintaining the official case files of the court, which contain all papers filed with the court in each case. These files (other than older files and electronic files described below) are kept in the Supreme Court Record Room (Room 103 B, in the basement at 60 Centre Street, hours: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.). Anyone who wishes to do so may examine the case files in that room. There are, however, two exceptions. First, by law the files in all matrimonial cases are confidential and are available only to the parties to the case or their attorneys, upon presentation of proper identification. Second, by law, a Justice of the court may, upon an adequate showing of certain circumstances (e.g., where trade secrets are involved), order that a file in a particular case be sealed in whole or in part or that a portion of the file be impounded by the County Clerk. All documents subject t...
Older hard-copy files are stored as follows (the year refers to that in which the case was commenced): Files at 60 Centre Street: 2004-present - all files (except for 2009, currently being reproduced off-site) 1955-1984 - microfilm only 1985-1997 - recent updates only Files at 31 Chambers Street, 7th Floor: 1998-2003 - all files 1985-1992 - divorce files that start with 6, 7, 8 only (except in 1985) 1993-1997 - divorce files starting with 3 only 1988 - general asbestos cases (400000/1988) 1799-1910 Files in Warehouse Storage Off-Site: 1910-1954 - Waiting time - two business days For information about requisitioning files that are in storage or access to files on microfilm, or for other information, contact County Clerk staff. Supreme Court Record Room - 646-386-5942 County Clerk Archives, 31 Chambers Street, 7th Floor Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM 646-386-5395
The Judgment Docket and Lien Section of the County Clerk of New York County is located in Room 109B in the basement at 60 Centre Street (646-386-5940). This record will show, for instance, whether a lawsuit has been commenced that would affect title to real property, whether a lien has been filed against a property, or whether a judgment has been entered by the court. A Matrimonial Judgment Section is located in Room 141B in the basement at 60 Centre Street. This record will contain matrimonial judgments that have been issued by the court. But please note that matrimonial files, as pointed out above, are confidential under New York State law. Business filings are located in Room 109B.
Other categories of records maintained at the Division of Old Records at 31 Chambers Street include: Civil Action Case Files - Various New York State Courts: Supreme Court (1799-1910) Court of Chancery (1754-1847) Court of Common Pleas (1786-1895) Superior Court of the City of New York (1828-1895) These files provide information on individuals and corporations (both business and nonprofit organizations). They are indexed by plaintiff alone only on card indexes and by plaintiff and defendant on office databases. The amount of information varies with each case but the following can often be found: addresses, occupations, family relationships and property holdings. Restrictions by statute: Divorce proceedings are sealed for 100 years. Commitments for incompetency are sealed for 75 years. Surrender of custody for adoption - records and indexes are permanently sealed. Business Records: Corporation Certificates (1804-1920) - Contain names and addresses of officers, name changes for busine...
Deeds, mortgages, UCC's, and Federal tax liens are handled by the City Register (212-361-7550; https://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/taxes/acris.page). Marriage licenses are issued by the City Clerk (212-669-8898; https://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/content/marriage-bureau). Birth and death records of persons born and deceased in the City of New York are accessible at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 125 Worth Street, New York, NY 10007 (212-788-4500; https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/birth-certificates.page). Vital records (birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce records since 1963) from outside the City of New York are maintained by the New York State Department of Health (www.health.ny.gov/vital_records).
As of August 23, 2021, the Office of the City Clerk - NYC Marriage Bureau remains closed for walk-in visits. You can schedule an in-person appointment for a Marriage Ceremony, Marriage License, and other select services through Project Cupid. The option to schedule a virtual appointment for a Marriage License also remains available.