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. The fee is $95 per search.

For the Court to complete a CHRS, you must provide the full name of the individual, including the 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 on 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 Library and Archives research rooms are open to the public, by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 4 PM.

To schedule an appointment, you must email:

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

For more information or help with a specific criminal court or district attorney record, contact the Municipal Archives.

View the Municipal Archives collection.

Contact the Municipal Archives.

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