Yates County, New York Courthouses

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Ancestors may have also been involved in municipal, state, or federal court cases. See also New York Court Records and United States Court Records.

County Clerk's Office

Yates County Clerk
417 Liberty Street - Suite 1107
Penn Yan, New York 14527
Phone: 315-536-5120
Email: countyclerk@yatescounty.org
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm
July and August 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Availble Records

  • Land records from 1823
  • Civil files, except for divorce files that are available only to attorneys and to the parties involved
  • Civil judgments and tax records
  • Criminal files
  • Military discharge by applicant only or a family member if applicant is deceased.

Surrogate's Court

Yates County Court Building
415 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, New York 14527
Phone: 315-536-5126
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Probate records are available through the Surrogate's Court.

A project is underway to index and transcribe the 30 books of Wills recorded in Yates County since 1823. See the Every-Name index to Yates County Will Books for those currently on line.

Currently there is an online index for the first 180 boxes of probate files which includes an alphabetical index to principals and heirs and packet lists. See the Surrogate Court Records website for the online index.