County Clerk files and records court-related documents for the New
York State Supreme and County Courts. We accept filings to initiate
supreme and county court actions and subsequent documents in existing
actions. For further information or to download forms, review our
Court Records FAQs, or call us at (845) 638-5094.
- What legal/court
documents can I view?
- How do
I locate a document/file?
- How do
I initiate a lawsuit?
- How do
I file a small claims action?
- How do
I file a judgment and/or obtain an execution?
can I register a domestic partnership?
can I find other links or download forms?
are the designated publications for legal notices?
"Our Staff Eagerly Awaits to Serve You"
YOU CANNOT VIEW COURT DOCUMENTS ON THIS WEBSITE. IF YOU
CLICK "VIEW RECORDS", YOU WILL BE ABLE TO VIEW EITHER
LAND RECORDS/ INDEX OR THE INDEX OF COURT RECORDS.
legal/court documents can I view at the County Clerk's Office?
can view any legal/court documents other than retentions, matrimonial
and youthful offender. Only the parties to the action and/or attorneys
of record can view matrimonial files.
do I locate a document/file?
Court files which were commenced in the last three years are
located at the Office of the Rockland County Clerk, Rockland County
Courthouse, 1 South Main Street, Suite 100, New City. Files commenced
over three years ago are located at the Rockland County Archives
Building, Sanatorium Road, Building S, Pomona, New York. Questions
about file location can be directed to (845)638-5094.
To obtain a file, fill out a "File Request Card" at one of the
above noted locations. Files can be viewed in those locations
only and cannot be removed from the premises.
Documents can be copied at .50 per copy and certified copies are
available for a fee of $1.25 per per page, $5 minimum.
IT IS A CRIME, PUNISHABLE BY LAW, TO REMOVE DOCUMENTS FROM THE
PREMISES OF THE COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE OR ARCHIVE BUILDING.
NO PAPERS CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE METAL CLIPS AT ANY TIME.
How do I initiate a lawsuit?
To initiate a lawsuit in Supreme Court, you must submit a
summons with notice or summons and complaint, complete an index
number application and purchase an index number at a cost of $210.
Obtain further information at the Court Records Counter at the
County Clerks Office in New City.
do I file a small claims action?
Small claims actions (under $3000 and all landlord-tenant
disputes) are handled by towns and villages only. See Towns &
Villages links on our "May We Refer You?" Page.
do I file a judgment and/or obtain an execution?
a. A judgment must first be obtained in a Village or Town
Justice Court. Once a judgment is obtained, a transcript will
be issued by the Justice Court.
b. Take this transcript to the County Clerks Office. The
fee for filing the judgment is $10. To proceed with the execution
(either income or property), there is an additional $5 fee.
c. The County Clerks Office will prepare an execution, which
you will deliver to the Rockland County Sheriffs Department,
Civil Division, 55 New Hempstead Road.
do I register a Domestic Partnership?
Complete an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership Registration
Form (see link below). This form must be notarized and filed in
our office for a fee of $35.00, payable by money order. The parties will receive two certified copies of the affidavit.
Affadavit Domestic Partners
Termination Domestic Partners
Registering a Domestic Partnership
can I find other links or download form
an Uncontested Divorce Packet
Get a Name
out About Name Change Procedures
Find out about
NEW: Download an RJI for Forclosure Actions
an RJI (Request for Judicial Intervention) Form
- What are the designated publications for legal notices?
Rockland Journal News,
1 Crossfield Ave.,
W. Nyack, NY 10994, Phone:(845) 358-2200 Fax: (845) 578-2477
Rockland County Times,
119 Main Street,
Nanuet, NY 10954, Phone:(845) 627-1414 Fax:(845) 627-1411)
Hamodia, 207 Foster Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11230, Phone: (718) 853-9094 FAX: (718)853-9103