Records Division

Most records are processed and maintained by the Records Clerk electronically. The Records Division is responsible for recording, storing, retrieving, disposing and disseminating records. These include:

Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Reports

Anything before 10/5/2018 - You are required to FOIL this information using one of the following methods: email [email protected] or print this form and bring into the Sheriff's Office.

10/5/2018 to Present - You can request an accident report through:

Criminal Reports/Complaints

Access to criminal or general investigation reports/complaints maintained by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office will be in accordance with provisions of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) as set forth in Article 6 of the New York State Public Officers Law. The charge is $0.25 for each copy made. Learn more about FOIL in our FAQ section or submit a request here (PDF).

Record Check

A local criminal history check of convictions that are the result of an arrest made by the Yates County Sheriff or commitment by a Yates County Criminal Court. The charge is $0.25 per sheet found.