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:

  • Arrests
  • Criminal or General Investigations
  • Domestic Violence Reports
  • DWIs
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Photo CD
  • Pistol Permits
  • Sex Offender Registry and information
  • Traffic Tickets

Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Reports

You can request an accident report through the DMV website by:

Motor Vehicle Accident reports can also be accessed through the Yates County Sheriffs Office Records Division. You can obtain a copy of your MVA report by stopping in at the Public Safety Building during normal business hours, calling us at 315-536-5178 or sending a fax at 315-536-5191.

No charge to anyone involved in the accident. All others including insurance companies are charged $0.25 per page.

If photographs were taken of an accident, a charge of $5 per 3.5 by 5-inch print is to be paid before photographs are printed and released. Enlargements are available at additional cost.

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.