There are times when you may want to find out if there has been an arrest warrant issued for someone you know, such as a family member, a friend, or even someone you are hiring to work on your home. In Fulton County, looking up arrest warrants requires a county office trip or the Sheriff’s Department. Because arrest warrants can be issued by both the Supreme Court and the County Court for Fulton County and Johnstown City Court and Gloversville City Court, your warrant search could become quite time-consuming. You may want to begin by searching for outstanding warrants through the Sheriff’s Department; however, the Sheriff will not have copies of court records, nor will he have information about the status of active or closed criminal court cases. For those, you must contact the individual court where the arrest warrant or the court case was initiated. The Courts Guide for Fulton County provides the locations and contact information for each of the courts with jurisdiction to issue arrest warrants. By contacting the Clerk of Court, you can search court records for active warrants and obtain copies of court documents.
For copies of arrest records or to initiate a criminal background search, contact the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The office is located at 2712 State Highway 29 in Johnstown, NY 12095. Be careful of searching for active warrants in your name because the Sheriff’s Office can arrest you on-site if it has an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The Sheriff’s Office can also provide you with a current list of the most wanted fugitives for Fulton County.
How do you get information on Fulton County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)
- For an incident/accident/arrest report, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (518) 736-2100.
- For criminal records, including arrest records that are sought under FOIL, call (518) 736-1128.
- For details on recent arrests and inmate arrest records, dial the phone number of Fulton County Department of Corrections- (518) 736-2198.
- For criminal case court dates and information on how to get criminal judicial records, call the Clerk of Court at (518) 706-3290.
Fulton County, NY crime data
In 2020, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office handled over 9600 criminal complaints. This was 7% lower than the annual crime figures of 2019 (over 1010 cases)! Around 850 of these complaints were filed in relation to property offenses, whereas only 115 were lodged in relation to violent crimes. Larceny-theft had the highest occurrence rate among property crimes, with nearly 670 complaints filed against such offenses.
Of the almost 10,200 crimes committed in Fulton County between 1999 and 2008, only six percent were violent. The majority of crimes committed (nearly 75%) were related in some way to theft. There were only three murders reported in Fulton County during these ten years. Overall, crime rates in Fulton County increased by over fifty percent during this time.