Onondaga County Historical Court Records

Records Available for Research

Minutes/Records of the County Court, 1853-present
Minutes/Records of the Court of General Sessions, 1819-1846
Minutes/Records of the Supreme Court, 1890-present
Minutes/Records of the Oyer and Terminer Courts, 1853-1895
Minutes/Records of the Court of Common Pleas, 1799-1852
Naturalization Records, 1808-present


Onondaga County Clerk’s Office
401 Montgomery Street, Room 200
Syracuse, NY 13202

  • All court records are at this location except for some older years of paper records of County and Supreme courts.

Carnegie Building
335 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

  • No public access
  • Older years of paper records of County and Supreme courts records are held here.

Empire Archives
405 Hiawatha Blvd.
Syracuse, NY 13208

  • No public access
  • Supreme Court paper records, 1948-1961, are housed here.

Other Records of Historical Interest

Circuit Court Minutes/Records, 1830-1833; 1856-1858

Accessing County Records

Microfilm readers are onsite for viewing records, employees are available to print documents. Copies are $0.65 per page. Assistance is required when handling older documents and books due to deterioration.

With County Clerk’s permission, documents may be photographed if the records are so deteriorated that handling the book or document would be potentially further damaged.

The County Clerk’s Office prefers email or mail request to allow employees to conduct thorough, diligent, and extensive research to locate requested archived records.

Learn More

The Onondaga County Clerk’s webpage: http://www.ongov.net/clerk/

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