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Queens County, NY Public Records

Residents of the state of New York have the right of access to public records as per the Freedom of information statute. Queens County public records include property information, criminal records, some vital records, and court records. Vital records include birth, divorce, marriage, and death records. These are mostly only available to parents, legal guardians, spouses, and the subject of the court order. Individuals authorized by New York Court orders can also access these records. Birth records become available to the public after 75 years. Marriage records that are 50 years old or more are also public records. Typically divorce records are not open to the public and are only accessible to eligible requesters. Property records are available to the general public, except for scenarios where disclosure would cause an invasion of personal privacy.

Courts in Queens County

Court Records in Queens County, New York

Queens County court records are public records linked to cases in the state. The courts in Queens maintain records on all proceedings for future consideration. Alternatively, requesters can access court records from the Clerk of the court. The court the case was handled does have records though they also archive documents with the court of the Clerk. Those seeking prosecution records linked with crimes may seek information from the New York City Police Department. According to section 255 of Judiciary Law, the court clerk charges fees that a county clerk would accept for similar services. Requests for copies of court records have to be accompanied by money orders or certified checks for the fees. These are paid to the county clerk.

Court Name:
89-17 Sutphin Boulevard (at 89th Avenue)

Jails and Prisons in Queens County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Queens County, New York

Queens County inmate records are facilitated via the New York City Department of Corrections, so the database of the incarcerated is public information. Individuals can search current housing facilities, full names, race, case number, and other physical descriptors. It is also possible to create a New York Victim notification system to get alerts about specific offenders. Those who would like to visit inmates would have to do so on the weekends. Temporary release inmates are not allowed to see visitors unless permitted. Visitors also have to adhere to certain dress codes per state policy. They are not allowed to wear suggestive clothing, hooded garments, hats, or jewelry. Queens has 22 jails and prisons, serving a population of 2.3 million people.

Jails and Prisons Name:
47-04 Van Dam Street
Long Island City
182-22 150th Avenue

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Queens County

Arrest Records in Queens County, New York

Queens County arrest records provide details about the detainment of suspects due to their possible involvement in a crime. Aside from the New York City police department, the New York Division of criminal justice services has a central database of arrest records. These records include detainees' birthdates, gender, aliases, and race. They also have information about the events leading up to the arrest from witnesses and officer accounts. These form part of the criminal records combined from different law enforcement agencies. There are 55 police departments in Queens County, New York, serving a population of 2.27 million residents. The crime rate is 13 per 1,000 residents, which is also near the average for cities in the United States.

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