Court Records

Divorce Files | Civil Action Cases | Criminal Records | Naturalization Records
Marriage, Birth & Death Records

On file in the Ulster County Clerk's Office are all civil and criminal records from the Supreme and County Courts in Ulster County. Copies of records are available to the public if they are not sealed documents. The following procedure can be followed to obtain copies:

  1. You may write to the Ulster County Clerk's Office, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York 12401. Please make reference to the index number, filing date, names of the parties involved and documents you wish copied.
  2. The fee is 65 cents per page and the fee is required at the time the request is mailed in. If a search of the records is necessary the fee is $5.00 for every two years searched. If the document needs to be certified there is an additional fee of $1.25 per page (min.$5.00). We accept check or money order.
  3. Copies will be mailed back to you at the address indicated on the request.

Telephone requests are accepted for filing information for court records from July, 1987 to present.

Divorce Files

Divorce files are available to the plaintiff or defendant or their attorney of record. Divorce papers can not be released to any other interested party. You may view or receive copies of a divorce case by mailing in a notarized letter stating the parties involved, the index number, the filing date and the type of records sought. If you appear in person at our office you must have a drivers license for identification purposes.

Civil Action Cases

Every case filed in the Ulster County Clerk's office has an index number assigned to it. The fee is $210.00 and must be accompanied by an Application for Index Number. This begins the civil proceeding.

A civil action may include court orders, affidavits, motions, summons and complaints all pertaining to the action and having the same index number. All papers filed must have the index number affixed to the front of the document. Please remember all documents submitted must be originals.

Criminal Records

The Ulster County Clerk's Office has all criminal proceedings from the Supreme and County Courts in Ulster County filed in the office. Only felony convictions are filed with our office. All town, city and village proceedings are filed in the local court.

Sealed documents are only available to the attorney of record or the defendant otherwise a court order must be obtained. It is helpful if a filing date and index number is available when searching the records.

Naturalization Records

The Ulster County Clerk's Office houses naturalization records. These documents date from the 1800's to 1991. A search of these records is available through our office. The fee is $5.00 for every two years searched. You may also search naturalization records online.

Marriage, Birth & Death Records

These records are available from the Town, City of Village Clerk where the occurrence took place.