Find Records

Here are some common types of records and where to get them.

Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates

  1. FOIL Requests

The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), set forth in Article 6 of the Public Officers Law (§§84-90), is designed to ensure public access to government records, with some exceptions.

Click here to submit a FOIL request. Ian M. Coyle is the Livingston County Records Access Officer.

Court Records 

Divorces, Adoptions, Civil and Criminal Actions, DBAs, Judgments, Liens, etc.

For all court records, please contact the County Clerk. For wills and probate records, contact the Surrogate Court Clerk's Office. For county police records, contact the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.

Historical Court Records

Some records have been made available online; for all others, contact the Livingston County Clerk.

Health and Safety Records

Environmental, Water, and Restaurant Inspections, Septic Systems, Site Inspections, Etc.

Historical Records

Genealogy, Local History, etc.

Visit the County Historian's website for online resources and contact information for all your history questions. Holdings include: census, cemetery, church records, maps, photos, reference books and files, special collections, and much more.

Land Records

Military Records


Police Records

Motor Vehicle Accident Reports, Reports/Complaints, Arrests, Summons, Subpoenas, etc.

Tax and Assessment Records

Wills and Probate

Please contact the Surrogate Court Clerk's Office for wills and probate back to 1821. Some records are available to search and view online.

Not sure where to find a particular record? Contact Livingston County Records Management or the Livingston County Clerk, who should be able to direct you.