Cayuga County Historical Court Records

Records Available for Research

Minutes/Records of the County Court, 1845-present
Minutes/Records of the Court of General Sessions, 1794-1849
Minutes/Records of the Supreme Court, 1855-present
Minutes/Records of the Oyer and Terminer Courts, 1794-1899
Minutes/Records of the Court of Common Pleas, 1794-1847
Naturalization Records


Cayuga County Clerk’s Office
160 Genesee Street, 1st Floor
Auburn, NY 13021

  • County Court criminal records in paper for the years 2014-2020, digital records 2021-present.
  • Supreme Court digital records are available in office for 2011-present.

Cayuga County Records Center
Court Street
Auburn, NY 13021

  • County Court prior to 2013 in paper format
  • Surrogate’s 1797-2003 in film and digital format, paper 2004-2013
  • Supreme Court 1855-2010 in paper, books, and film formats
  • All other records are in paper, books formats

Other Records of Historical Interest

Circuit Court Minutes, 1797-1846
Common Rule Book, 1805-1850

Accessing County Records

In accordance with the CPLR, County Clerks receive a fee for copies of $.65 per page/minimum $1.30. The Cayuga County Clerk’s Office does require that assistance be provided when copying records from books. Digital photography is not allowed.

Learn More

For more information, please contact the Cayuga County Clerk on their website: The Historical Society of the New York Courts is unable to provide research assistance related to court records at this time.

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