Cortland County, NY Arrest Records and Warrants

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Performing a warrant search in Cortland County is frustrating because of the lack of online resources. Neither the Sheriff’s Office nor the court system has an online database for researching arrest warrants or court records. Therefore, obtaining information about active warrants in Cortland County requires actual legwork. The Sheriff’s Office does provide links on its website for the NYS 100 Most Wanted Fugitives list, the New York State Offender Registry, and the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Beyond this, you will need to visit the Clerk of Court’s office and the Sheriff’s Office to obtain information about arrest warrants and court cases.

The Sheriff’s Office is located at 54 Greenbush Street in Cortland, NY 13045. Ask to speak with someone in the records division to request information about outstanding warrants, arrest records, and criminal history background reports. There may be fees associated with arrest warrant searches and copies of records, so you may want to call before visiting the Sheriff’s Office. The office may also have special procedures and hours that you will want to be aware of before going in person to do your warrant search.

To search for criminal cases and obtain copies of court records, you must go to each of the courts that issue arrest warrants for Cortland County. The Supreme Court and the County Court are located at 46 Greenbush Street, Suite 301 in Cortland, NY 13045. You should also check for arrest warrants with the Cortland City Court, located in City Hall at 25 Court Street, Cortland, NY 13045. You may want to call before you go to each court to ask about copy fees and procedures for the public to search court records.


How do you get information on Cortland County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)

  • Reach the Sheriff’s Department for general inquires and for details on requesting arrest records at 607-758-5599.
  • Know about recent arrests by calling Corrections at 607-756-4275.
  • Conduct an inmate search and access inmate records and details on inmate services by calling the Cortland County Correctional Facility at 607-756-3438.
  • Get in touch with the Officer handling your case, by calling the Investigation Division at 607-758-5532.
  • Request arrest records, incident, and accident reports by contacting the Records Division at 607-758-5510.
  • Learn how to access criminal case records by calling the office of the Clerk of Court at 607-218-3320.


Cortland County, NY crime data

The annual crime rate of Cortland County stood at 862 cases in 2020, as compared to the 750 complaints filed in 2019. Of the reported offenses, 100 were violent crimes while 760 were property crimes.

Aggravated assaults led to 51 complaints, which was the highest in the violent crime category. Around 620 complaints were filed against larceny-theft, which was the highest in the property crimes category. This was followed by complaints against burglary, which accounted for more than 130 cases.

Over ten years from 1998 through 2008, crime rates increased in Cortland County by six percent. Unfortunately, the level of violent crimes rose by approximately fifty percent for the same period. Even though violent crimes rose at such an alarming rate, only one murder occurred during this time in Cortland County.

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