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Cortland County Courts


County Court

Filing | Record Checks

46 Greenbush Street, Suite 301
Cortland,New York 13045-2772
Phone:  607-753-5013
Kjordan@nycourts.gov

Regular Business Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Directions/Info


Judges' Chambers

County Court Judge
Hon. Julie A. Campbell

Court Attorney
Mary Beth Mathey

Secretary
MJ McCracken
Phone: 607-753-5001
Fax: 1-212-520-6829

County Court Judge
Hon. William F. Ames

Court Attorney
Lorraine Seager

Secretary
Cheryl Michales
Phone: 607-758-5556
Fax: 607-753-1899

Chief Clerk
Karen Jordan
Phone: 607-753-5013
Fax: 646-963-6452

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer
upon entering the court facilities

 

Overview

A County Court is located in each county of the State (outside of New York City).  County Court handles the prosecution of all crimes committed within the county.  It has exclusive authority to handle trials in felony matters and shares authority with the local city, town and village courts to handle trials in misdemeanor cases  and other minor offenses and violations.  County Court also has the limited authority to hear civil cases involving monetary awards of $25,000.00 or less.  County Court also acts as an appellate court for civil and criminal appeals from the town and village courts and for criminal, civil, and small claims (under $25,000.00) matters from city court.

 

Court Clerk's Office

Chief Clerk
Karen Jordan
Phone: 607-753-5013
Fax: 646-963-6452
E-MAIL: kjordan@courts.state.ny.us

Court Assistant
Diana Albro
Phone: 607-753-5010

Senior Court Office Assistant
Cindy Spafford
Phone: 607-753-5020

Filing

All County Court papers are filed with the Court Clerk in Suite 301 of the Courthouse. Inquiries regarding pending criminal matters should be directed to the Court Clerk's office at 607-753-5010 or 607-753-5013.


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Record Checks

Local record checks are now available again and are being performed by the County Clerk.   The fee is $5.00 for a 2-year search/per name.   If you mail your request in, you must enclosed a self-addressed stamped envelope and the County Clerk will return the record check results to you.  They will not give results over the phone and they will not take requests for searches over the phone.   There is also the state-wide search that  is now being done by the NYS Office of Court Administration, Office of Administrative Services, Criminal History Record Search, 25 Beaver Street (Rm. 840 - front counter), New York, NY 10004.  The Fee is $55.00 for a statewide search and all searches must be requested in writing on their form.  Court clerk can provide you with form. The telephone number for inquiries is 212-428-2943 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

 

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