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Requests for a copy of Delaware County Sheriff’s Office records must be made in writing. Requests should describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the Office to identify and locate the appropriate records.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office maintains records for this Agency only. They do not maintain records for any other area law enforcement agency.
 

Laws:
There are two laws governing public access to records:

  1. New York State Public Officers Law Article 4 § 66-a governs access to certain police investigative reports and records for interested/involved parties.

    Request for Motor Vehicle Accident Reports must be made through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV website is www.nysdmv.com

    Copies of reports or records other than the MV-104A relevant to investigations by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office are maintained by this Office.
     

  2. New York State Public Officers Law Article 6 § 87 (also known as Freedom of Information Law or FOIL) governs access by the public to government records and is based on the U.S. Freedom of Information Act of 1966; both the state and federal statutes were originally intended for the public exposure to how government works. To ensure privacy, the Freedom of Information Law in New York State exempts from disclosure some information that if released could cause harm to individuals or entities. For more information about the FOI Law visit the Committee on Open Government website hosted by the New York State Department of State: http://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/.
     

Please send requests to:

Fees:

  • Paper reports:

    • .25 cents per page
       

  • Photos:

    • $10.00 per print for all Photos eligible for release
      Or

    • $26.00 per CD containing all Photos eligible for release
       

  • Upon receipt all requests will be reviewed and you will be notified of the total cost or reason for release denial.

  • No information will be released or sent until the appropriate fees have been received by this office.
     

Request Processing:

  • Please note requests may need to be forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for review and final determination.

  • Requests for information in regards to criminal cases that are currently pending in court are not eligible for release and will not be eligible until a final court disposition has been made.