Rensselaer County, New York Courthouses

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County Clerk[edit | edit source]

County Clerk and Records Room
105 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180
Phone:(518) 270-4080
Fax:(518) 271-7998

The Records Room is the main center for deeds, mortgages and other land records and for most court records including judgments, foreclosures, Supreme and County court cases, divorces, veterans' discharges and other miscellaneous documents.[1]

Birth or death certificates as well as marriage licenses are not filed in the Rensselaer County Clerk’s office. Copies of birth or death certificates may be obtained either through the New York State Department of Health or the town or city clerk’s office where the person was born and/or died. Marriage licenses are also issued by city or town clerks and may be obtained from the office of the clerk who originally issued the marriage license.[2]

New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower
Albany, NY 12211
Phone: (518) 474-2121

Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Records

Vital Records Walk-in Services
800 North Pearl Street
2nd Floor - Room 200
Menands, NY 12204

Genealogy Records and Resources

Below are links to the Wiki pages for the cities and towns in Rensselaer County:

City of Troy: (518) 270-4634

City of Rensselaer: (518) 462-4266

Berlin: (518) 658-2633

Brunswick: (518) 279-3461

East Greenbush: (518) 477-7145

Grafton: (518) 279-3565

Hoosick: (518) 686-4571

Nassau: (518) 766-2343

North Greenbush: (518) 283-4306

Petersburgh: (518) 658-3777

Pittstown: (518) 753-4222

Poestenkill: (518) 283-5100

Sand Lake: (518) 674-2344

Schaghticoke: (518) 753-6915

Schodack: (518) 477-7590

Stephentown: (518) 733-9195

County Courts[edit | edit source]

Third District's Surrogate's Courts
Rensselaer County Courthouse
Troy, N.Y. 12180
Phone: (518) 285-6100
Creates estate records and adoption and guardianship proceedings.

Rensselaer County Surrogate’s Court
County Courthouse
80 Second Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 270-3724[3]

Rensselaer County Court
80 Second Street
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 285-5025
Fax: (518) 270-3714
Handles felonies.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Rensselaer County Online. County Clerk, (accessed 14 December 2011).
  2. Rensselaer County Online. County Clerk FAQS, (accessed 14 December 2011).
  3. Genealogy: Pathfinders: Court Directory, New York State Archives,, accessed 4 January 2011.