Please enable JavaScript to use this site. To enable JavaScript, edit your browser settings.

Public Records Search Engine & Online Genealogy Resources

Already a member?

Resources By Record

Search By Records


Record Type


State


County


 
 
Home ›› Resources ›› Public Records ›› New York ›› Westchester

Find Public Records by Name & State Instantly
First Name

Last Name

State




Westchester Public Records

Westchester County in New York dates back to its inception in 1683. Its namesake is Chester, England. This historic county offers a myriad of records available to the public. Part of Westchester County public records are civil and criminal court records maintained by the County Clerk. Court records, including divorce records, can be looked up online to obtain the case number.

Public records in Westchester County also include birth, death, marriage and divorce records, although these are restricted. Authorized recipients may order these vital records through the New York State Department of Health. To access statewide criminal records, requests should be made to the New York Unified Court System in person or by mail. Historic Westchester County cemetery records, vital and military records are stored at the Westchester County Archives. Some of these records can be searched through online indexes.

  • Westchester County birth records, death, marriage and divorce records, while restricted to authorized recipients, may be ordered in person, by mail, phone or online from the New York State Department of Health.
  • Westchester County court records, both civil and criminal, may be viewed in person or requested by mail from the County Clerk. These court records may be looked up online for free.
  • The Westchester County Archives offers public access to local cemetery, military and vital records. The Archives is only open certain days, and calling ahead is recommended.
  • Statewide criminal records requests are handled by the New York Unified Court Systems. Anyone may access these records and requests are accepted in person or by mail.
  • About Westchester County Public Records

    Most records in New York are readily available and open to public inspection. Vital records are the major exception, however, due to privacy laws. After 75 years, Westchester County birth records are released, and after 50 years death, marriage and divorce records become public record. This makes researching New York public records for genealogical purposes much easier. Also, these public records in Westchester County can be released to the person of record, family members or legal representatives.

    Search Public Records Online in Westchester County

    The County Clerk is responsible for maintaining a vast amount of records, including those for the Supreme and County Courts in Westchester. Although there is an online access tool to look up case information, this is mostly to provide case numbers. To search public records online in Westchester County means making note of identifying information to make any request for copies easier on court staff.

    Free Public Records in Westchester County

    For those interested in genealogy, the Westchester County Archives is an important research tool. Here, they house a collection of Westchester County military records, cemetery and vital records available to the public. Free public records in Westchester County are mostly limited to these historic records.  It is completely free to view the records, and there is just a small fee to make copies.



     
    County of Westchester Resources & Statistics
    Separator Line

    Under 18:
    230,588

     
    Over 65:
    133,307

     
    Employed:
    569,230

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    432.82

     
    Acres of Farms:
    9,917

     
    Births:
    12,111

     
    Deaths:
    7,131

     
    Infant Deaths:
    61

     
     
    Adoption Locations in Westchester
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
     
     
    Background Checks Locations in Westchester
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
     
    Births Locations in Westchester
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
     
    Cemetery Locations in Westchester
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
     
     
    Westchester Court Locations
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
     
     
    Death Records Locations in Westchester
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
     
    Genealogy Locations in Westchester
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
     
    Obituaries Locations in Westchester
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
    Click to See Details
    Click to See Details
     
     
    Police Locations in Westchester
     
    Resource Links Locations in Westchester
     

    County Resources By City