Need something else?

You can get an application and additional information about ordering a Criminal History Record Search (CHRS) on yourself or someone else.

You can also get archived criminal court records.

You can submit an application for a CHRS through the Court. Fees are $95 per search.

In order for the Court to complete a CHRS, you must provide the full name of the individual, including middle initial, and the full date of birth. Partial names or dates of birth are not accepted.

Learn more about ordering a CHRS.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the CHRS.

You can request a CHRS online or in person.


Get criminal history record information online.

In Person

Applications may be filed in person weekdays, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at:

NYS Office of Court Administration
Criminal History Record Search
25 Beaver Street (Room 840 - Front Counter)
New York, NY 10004

Applications that are hand delivered by 11:30 AM will be completed by 4:30 PM the next business day. 

Fees are payable by check or money order made out to NYS Office of Court Administration.

Download a CHRS application.

Further Assistance

You can get more information and assistance by phone.

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Division: Criminal History Record Search Unit
  • Phone Number: (212) 428-2810
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

The Municipal Archives is closed to the public until further notice.

Retrieval of court and district attorney files from storage is available by appointment only.

Contact the Municipal Archives.

You can get criminal court and district attorney records that were created before 1966 from the Municipal Archives.

If you need information about a specific criminal court or district attorney record, contact the Municipal Archives directly for more help.

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Contact the Municipal Archives.