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The Rockland 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 FAQ’s, or call us at (845) 638-5094.

  1. What legal/court documents can I view?
  2. How do I locate a document/file?
  3. How do I initiate a lawsuit?
  4. How do I file a small claims action?
  5. How do I file a judgment and/or obtain an execution?
  6. How can I register a domestic partnership?
  7. Where can I find other links or download forms?
  8. What are the designated publications for legal notices?


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PLEASE NOTE: 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.

  1. What legal/court documents can I view at the County Clerk's Office?
    The public 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.
  2. How 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 CLERK’S OFFICE OR ARCHIVE BUILDING. NO PAPERS CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE METAL CLIPS AT ANY TIME.
  3. 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 Clerk’s Office in New City.
  4. How 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.
  5. How 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 Clerk’s 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 Clerk’s Office will prepare an execution, which you will deliver to the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department, Civil Division, 55 New Hempstead Road.
  6. How 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
  7. Where can I find other links or download form
    Get an Uncontested Divorce Packet
    Get a Name Change Packet
    Find out About Name Change Procedures
    Find out about Scar Petitions
    NEW: Download an RJI for Forclosure Actions
    Download an RJI (Request for Judicial Intervention) Form
    Index Number Application
  8. What are the designated publications for legal notices?

    Hamodia
    207 Foster Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11230
    (718) 853-9094

    Rockland County Times
    119 Main Street
    Nanuet, NY 10954
    (845) 627-1414 

    Rockland Journal News
    1 Crossfield Ave.
    W. Nyack, NY 10994
    (845) 358-2200 

    The Jewish Press
    4915 16th Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 330-1100 Ext. 332

    Yated Ne'eman of America
    53 Olympia Lane
    Monsey, NY 10952
    (845) 369-1600 Ext. 204