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Queens County

Queens County Courts

Office of the Queens County Clerk - The clerk of Queens County (11th Judicial District) is responsible for creating and maintaining records for any document filed through the Supreme Court. This includes record keeping for initial filings to the final judgment. The clerk's office is located at:

Queens County Clerk's Office
88-11 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
(718) 298-1000

Office of the Queens County District Attorney - The D.A. office prosecutes and investigates all criminal matters in the Queens region. The office also leads community safety initiatives and anti-crime programs to lower the local crime rate.

Queens County District Attorney's Office
125-01 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, New York 11415
(718) 286-6000

Courthouses in Queens County - The courthouses in Queens County handle cases in criminal, civil, family, surrogate, and misdemeanor treatment matters.

Queens County - Civil Court
89-17 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
(718) 262-7100
Queens County - Criminal Court
125-01 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
 (212) 374-5880

Queens County Law Enforcement

Queens Property Clerk Office

47-07 Pierson Place
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 433-2678

Pierson Annex Property Clerk Office (Queens)

47-15 Pierson Place
Long Island City, NY
(718) 361-1021

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New York County

New York County Courts

Office of the New York County Clerk - The Office of the City Clerk is one of the oldest offices in New York. The city clerk serves both the City Council and the Municipal City. As Clerk of the City Council, the office is responsible for attesting all laws enacted by the city council and relevant legislation from the State Legislature. As City Clerk, the office attests to leases and deeds of the City property, grants, agreements, bonds, tax notes, and other forms of obligations of the City. In addition to other functions, the office maintains both the Marriage Bureau and the Lobbying Bureau.

New York County Clerk's Office
141 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

Office of the New York County District Attorney - The current District Attorney is Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Due to the county's high population, the District Attorney's office investigates and prosecutes a high volume of criminal cases (approximately 100,000 annually). The New York Count District Attorney's Office is located at:

New York County District Attorney's Office
One Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013
212-335-9000

Courthouses in New York County - The New York State Unified Court System maintains several courthouses throughout the county. Each courthouse is responsible for specific types of cases, including: civil, criminal, small claims, family matters, and misdemeanors.

New York County - Civil Court
111 Centre Street
NY, NY 10013
(646) 386-5600
New York County - Criminal Court
100 Centre St.,
NY, NY 10013
(646) 386-4500
New York County - Court of Claims
26 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(518) 432-3411

New York County Law Enforcement

New York City Police Department (NYPD) - Led by Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, the NYPD is responsible to maintaining the peace and safety of the city. The department enforces laws, conducts criminal investigations, responds to distress calls, and provides safety training for the community. The Mission of the New York City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our City by working in partnership with the community and in accordance with constitutional rights to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment.

NYPD Precinct Locations - The NYPD has offices throughout New York City County and the 5 boroughs. This includes housing and transit offices.

Manhattan Property Clerk - The property clerk is responsible for safeguarding and storing items that are required for court which were obtained by the New York Police Department.

New York Property Clerk Division
1 Police Plaza - Room 208
New York, N.Y. 10038
(646) 610-5905

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Kings County

Kings County Courts

Office of the Kings County Clerk - The current Kings County Clerk is Nancy T. Sunshine. The office handles records for case filings, hunting and fishing licenses, notices of liens, early 20th century naturalization documents, and other filings. The clerk's office contact information is:

Kings County Clerk's Office
360 Adams Street
Room 189
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(347) 404-9772

Office of the Kings County District Attorney - The Kings County DA office investigates and prosecutes crimes throughout the Brooklyn area. The office is dedicated to pursing public service initiatives, including school and youth programs, substance abuse prevention, and internet safety.

Kings County District Attorney's Office
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
718-250-2000

Courthouses in Kings County

Kings County - Civil Court
141 Livingston St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(347) 404-9123
Kings County - Criminal Court
120 Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(646) 386-4500

Kings County Law Enforcement

Brooklyn Property Clerk Office

301 Gold Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 875-6676

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Bronx County

Bronx County Courts

Office of the Bronx County Clerk - The Bronx County Clerk processes and maintains records for case filings. The office also processes passport applications, notary renewals, hunting and fishing licenses, and liens.

Bronx County Clerk
851 Grand Concourse
Room 118
Bronx, NY 10451
(866) 797-7214

Office of the Bronx County District Attorney - The county D.A. investigates and prosecutes crimes in the Bronx region. This District Attorney's Office is dedicated to reducing the crime rate by maintaining public outreach programs and crime deterrent initiatives.

Bronx County District Attorney's Office
198 E 161st St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 590-2001

Courthouses in Bronx County

Bronx County - Criminal Court
215 E.161st St.,
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 618-310
Bronx County - Civil Court
851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 1045
(718) 618-256

Bronx County Law Enforcement

Bronx Property Clerk Office

215 E161st St. Rm. C-27
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 590-2806

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Richmond County

Richmond County Courts

Office of the Richmond County Clerk - The Richmond County Clerk's Office creates and maintains court filings, in addition to other public documents and license renewals.

Richmond County Clerk's Office
130 Stuyvesant Place - 2nd Floor
Staten Island, New York 10301
(718) 675-7700

Office of the Richmond County District Attorney - The District Attorney investigates and prosecutes criminal matters, in addition to initiating community outreach programs for Staten Island.

Richmond County District Attorney's Office
130 Stuyvesant Place, 7th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 876-6300

Richmond County Law Enforcement

Staten Island Property Clerk Office

1 Edgewater Plz. Rm 521
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 876-8413

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Suffolk County

Suffolk County Courts

Office of the Suffolk County Clerk - The Sulffolk County clerk creates and maintains records for approximately 1.5 million residents including Deer Park, Islip, Hampton Bays, Oakdalem, Riverhead and the surrounding communities. The office also processes passport applications, hunting and fishing license applications, notary license renewals and more.

Suffolk County Clerk's Office
310 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901- 3392
(631) 852-2000

Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney - Thomas J. Spota serves as the county's District Attorney. The D.A. Office is composed of several bureaus, each with their own focus. This includes a bureau for the District Court, Major Crime, Child Abuse, Economic Crimes, Special Investigations, Narcotics, and several others

Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
North County Complex - Building 77
Veterans Memorial Highway, NY 11788
(631) 853-4161

Courthouses in Suffolk County

Suffolk County - Civil Court
400 Carleton Ave
Central Islip, NY 11722
(631) 853-7500
Suffolk County - Criminal Court
210 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 853-7500

Suffolk County Law Enforcement

Suffolk County Police Department
30 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, New York 11980
(631) 852-6000

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Nassau County

Office of the Nassau County Clerk - The county clerk's office provides valuable services to the local community, the primary one being court case record maintenance. However, the office also facilitates business formations and maintains real estate transaction deeds.

Nassau County Clerk's Office
240 Old Country Road - Room 105 
Mineola, New York 11501
(516) 571-2664

Office of the Nassau County District Attorney - The county D.A. prosecutes and investigates crimes in Long Beach, Hempstead, Mineloa, Oceanside and the surrounding communities. The office is maintains individual bureaus, which are responsible for handling cases of Appeals, Economic Crimes, Vehicular Crimes, Street Narcotics and others.

Nassau County District Attorney's Office - Mineola
262 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501
(516)571-3800
Nassau County District Attorney's Office - Hempstead
99 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516)571-3800

Courthouses in Nassau County

Nassau County District Court
99 Main Street
Hempstead, New York 11550
(516) 572-2355
Nassau County - Criminal Court
262 Old Country Road
Mineola, New York 11501
(516) 571-2800

Nassau County Law Enforcement Resources

Nassau County Police Department - The NCPD is dedicated towards creating a healthy community in the streets of Nassau County. In addition to responding to reports of crime, large or small, the department strives to promote proactive safety initiatives within the community.

1490 Franklin Ave.
Mineola New York, 11501
(516)573-7100

Nassau County Sheriff's Department - The Sheriff's Department handles the maintenance of Nassau County jails, in addition to carrying out orders from courts in civil matters. This includes seizure of property and execution of warrants. Both the Sheriff's office and the Nassau County Correctional Center can be reached at:

100 Carman Avenue
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 572-4101

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General Resources

New York State Court System

New York State Unified Court System - This website contains information on all New York courts. This includes Appeals, Family, Criminal, Claims, Town and Village Courts, and Surrogate's Courts.

United States District Court: Southern District of New York - This federal court has jurisdiction over courts in the counties of New York, Bronx, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan.

United States District Court: Eastern District of New York - The jurisdiction of this court includes the counties of Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, and Suffolk. This district has a population of approximately 8 million people.


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New York Law Enforcement

New York State Police -The State Police (also known as State Troopers) are responsible for enforcing traffic laws on New York highways and interstates, overseeing security in the capitol, and providing technical/scientific support services.

New York State Police/Troopers
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 22
Albany, NY 12226-2252

Civilian Complaint Review Board - This review board is run by New York civilians. It is tasked with the job of investigating civil complaints about alleged NYPD misconduct.

40 Rector St. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10006
(212) 442-8833

NYPD Internal Affairs Division - This division of the NYPD handles review and investigation of cases police corruption. Reportable cases include complaints involving police force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, offensive language, and others.

315 Hudson Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 741-8401

City of New York Department of Correction - The average inmate population of the New York Department of Correction (DOC) ranges from  13,000 and 18,000. The DOC maintains the state's prison corrections and rehabilitation programs.


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Automobile Recovery in New York

NYPD Legal Bureau Vehicle Seizure Unit - This department processes, protects, and releases vehicles seized by the NYPD in criminal cases and civil violations.

2 Lafayette St., 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10007
(917) 454-1100 or (917) 454-1111

College Point Auto Pound

129-05 31st Ave.
College Point, NY 11354
(718) 445-0100

Erie Basin Auto Pound

700 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 246-2030

Gowanus Auto Pound

2nd Ave and 29th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 832-3584

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New York Bail Posting

NYC Dept. of Finance Bail Refund - City resource to recover cash bail money collected by NYC jails and courts. While the bail (or "surety") is generally refunded in the mail approximately 6 weeks after the case ends, sometimes the refund is not received. If you don't receive your surety 8 weeks after your case ends, contact this office. Call (212) 669-2879 or (212) 669-2880.

Locations for posting bail if it was not done during arraignment:

Manhattan House of Detention (the “Tombs”)

125 White Street
New York, N.Y. 10013

Riker’s Island

11-11 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, N.Y. 11370

Vernon C. Bain Center

1 Halleck St.
Bronx, NY 10474

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Useful Tools

Criminal Court Appearance Search - Track your public criminal court appearances within the New York Unified Court System.

New York State Inmate Locator - Search for state inmates confined from the 1970s to the present. The names of juvenile offenders are omitted.

Criminal Justice System Handbook - The New York State criminal justice handbook contains guidelines on the general court process. It also provides a glossary of terms regularly used in the courtrooms.

Criminal Jury Instructions - These instructions contain a guide to the State Penal code on criminal violations and offenses.

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