Applications for Record Searches can be obtained from any
City or County Court, or by calling the Criminal History Record
Search Intake Unit at (212) 428-2810.
CERTIFICATE OF DISPOSITION
A Certificate of Disposition is an official court document
affixed with the Court Seal that indicates the disposition
of the case.
The Court will not prepare a Certificate of Disposition in
advance of the receipt of the proper fee. The required $5 fee
must be paid in cash or money order payable to the City Court;
the court does NOT accept personal checks. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the Court to return your Certificate to you
If a case is sealed and you are the defendant, proper proof
of identification or a notarized statement will be required
to prepare a Certificate of Disposition. If you are acting
as an agent for an individual that has a sealed record, you
must provide a notarized statement from the defendant indicating
permission for the sealed record information to be released
in the form of a Certificate of Disposition.
If a record is sealed and you are not the defendant or do
not have the written permission of the defendant for the release
of the information, the Court can not acknowledge that a record
exists (Criminal Procedure Law sec. 160.50 ).