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Obtaining Certified Copies


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Business Certificates

Divorce Decrees and Exemplifications

Religious Corporations

Supreme Court Papers and Exemplifications

Business Certificates


To Obtain a Certified Copy of a Business Certificate by Mail:

A search will have to be conducted. The fee for a search and a certificate recording the results of the search, called either a "Find on File" or a "Fail to Find" certificate, is $10.

This fee covers a two-year search. If more years need to be searched, an additional $5 is required for every additional two years or portion thereof. Please send separate bank or postal money orders for each two-year search period. We will return any bank or postal money orders that are not used. There is a charge of $.65 cents per page with a minimum charge of $1.50 for copies of the documents. This does not include the $10 certification fee. We will notify you of the exact fee for obtaining the certificate.

Please note: if you wish to obtain a copy of a business certificate for a small claims court proceeding, the copy does not need to be certified. In your request, you will need to provide the name of the business located in Brooklyn. All fees are payable to the Kings County Clerk using either bank or postal money order, certified check, or NYS attorney's check. No personal checks will be accepted. Please mail your request with a stamped self-addressed envelope to:

The Kings County Clerk, Room 189, Window #10
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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To Obtain a Certified Copy of a Business Certificate That Is Already on File in Person:

The certification fee is $10. All fees are payable to the Kings County Clerk by bank or postal money order, certified check, or NYS attorney's check. No personal checks will be accepted. In addition, you will need to bring change for copying. Please note: if you wish to obtain a copy of a business certificate for a small claims court proceeding, the copy does not need to be certified.

Please go to Window 2.

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Divorce Decrees and Exemplifications

For information on obtaining a certified copy of a divorce decree and exemplification, please note: you must be a party to the action, attorney of record or have an affidavit or a notarized letter signed by a party to the action, granting you the authority to secure a copy of the divorce decree.

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To Obtain a Certified Copy of a Divorce Decree and Exemplification by Mail, If You Have the Index Number:

This office will notify you of the exact cost. The certification fee is $8.00 plus $.65 per page with a minimum charge of $1.50 for copying. In your request, give the index number and the names of the parties. Please note: if you are in need of an exemplification of a divorce decree, there is an additional fee of $25. All fees are payable to the Kings County Clerk by bank or postal money order, certified check, or NYS attorney's check. No personal checks will be accepted. Please mail your request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Kings County Clerk, Room 189, Window #6
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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To Obtain a Certified Copy of a Divorce Decree and Exemplification by Mail, If You Do Not Have the Index Number:

A search will have to be conducted. The fee for a search and certificate recordings the result of the search, called either a "Find on File" or a "Fail to Find" certificate, is $10. This fee covers a two year search. If more years need to be searched, an additional $5 is required for every additional two years or portion thereof. Please send separate bank or postal money orders for each two-year search period. We will return any bank or postal money orders that were not used. We will notify you of the exact fee for obtaining the certified copy of the decree if we find it. All cases are filed by when they began, not by when they ended. In your request, you will need to list the names of the parties, and what years you want searched. Please note: if you are in need of an exemplification of a divorce decree, there is an additional fee of $25. All fees are payable to the Kings County Clerk with bank or postal money order, certified check or NYS attorney's check. No personal checks will be accepted.

Please mail your request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Kings County Clerk, Room 189, Window #6
360 Adams Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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To Obtain a Certified Copy of a Divorce Decree and Exemplification in Person:

You will need to have a valid photo id if you are a party to the action. If you are not a party to the action, you will need to have an affidavit or a notarized letter signed by a party to the action granting you the authority to obtain a copy of the divorce decree. The certification fee is $8. Please note: if you are in need of an exemplification of a divorce decree, there is an additional fee of $25, and a 48-hour waiting period.

Please go to Window 9.

Note: All fees are payable to the Kings County Clerk by bank or postal money order, certified check, NYS attorney's check or cash. No personal checks will be accepted.

 

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Religious Corporations


To Obtain a Certified Copy of a Religious Corporation Certification by Mail:

A search will have to be conducted. The fee for a search and a certificate recording the result of the search, called either a "Find on File" or a "Fail to Find" certificate, is $10. This fee covers a two-year search. If more years need to be searched, an additional $5 is required for every additional two years or portion thereof. Please send separate bank or postal money orders for each two-year search period. We will return any bank or postal money orders that were not used.

The cost is $.65 per page with a minimum charge of $1.50 for copies of the documents. This does not include the $8 certification fee. We will notify you of the exact fee for obtaining the certificate.

Please note: if you wish to obtain a copy of a religious corporation certification for a small claims court proceeding, the copy does not need to be certified. In your request, you will need to provide the name of the business located in Brooklyn. All fees are payable to the Kings County Clerk by bank or postal money order, certified check, or NYS attorney's check. No personal checks will be accepted. Please mail your request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

The Kings County Clerk, Room 189, Window #10
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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To Obtain a Certified Copy of a Religious Corporation Certification in Person:

The certification fee is $10, payable in cash, bank or postal money orders, NYS attorney's check, or certified check to the Kings County Clerk. No personal checks will be accepted.

Please note: if you wish to obtain a copy of a religious corporation certification for a small claims court proceeding, the copy does not need to be certified.

Please go to Window 2.

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Supreme Court Papers and Exemplifications


To Obtain a Certified Copy of a Supreme Court Paper and Exemplification by Mail, If You Have the Index Number:

This office will notify you of the exact cost. The certification fee is $8 plus $.65 per page with a minimum of $1.50 for copying. In your request give the index number and the names of the parties. You can find the Index number by going to: http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/kcco. Please note: if you are in need of an exemplification of a supreme court paper there is an additional fee of $25. All fees are payable to the Kings County Clerk by bank or postal money order, certified check, or NYS attorney's check. No personal checks will be accepted. Please mail your request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Kings County Clerk, Room 189, Window #6
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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To Obtain a Certified Copy of a Supreme Court Paper and Exemplification by Mail, If You Do Not Have the Index Number:

A search will have to be conducted. The fee for a search and a certificate recording the result of the search, called either a "Find on File" or a "Fail to Find" certificate, is $10. This fee covers a two-year search. If more years need to be searched, an additional $5 is required for every additional two years or portion thereof. Please send separate bank or postal money orders for each two-year search period. We will return any bank or postal money orders that were not used. We will notify you of the exact fee for obtaining the certified copy. All cases are filed by when they began, not by when they ended.

Please note: if you are in need of an exemplification of a Supreme Court paper there is an additional fee of $25 and a 48-hour waiting period. In your request, you will need to list the names of the parties, and what years you want searched. All fees are payable to the Kings County Clerk by bank or postal money order, certified check, or NYS attorney's check. No personal checks will be accepted. Please mail your request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Kings County Clerk, Room 189, Window #9
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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To Obtain a Certified Copy of a Supreme Court Paper and Exemplification in Person:

The certification fee is $8, plus $0.25 per page. Please note: if you are in need of an exemplification, there is an additional fee of $25, and a 48-hour waiting period.

Please go to Window 9.

Note: All fees are payable to the Kings County Clerk by Bank or Postal money order, certified check, NYS attorney's check or cash. No personal checks will be accepted.

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