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Parties may obtain copies of Family Court documents by submitting a request by U.S. Mail, email, or telephone to the Family Court in the county in which the case was or is being heard.
Contact information for each of the five New York City Family Courts is as follows:
Bronx Family Court
900 Sheridan Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
Kings Family Court
330 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Manhattan Family Court
60 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
Queens Family Court
151-20 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
Richmond Family Court
100 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Your request should state your name, date of birth, telephone number, the docket number of your case, and the specific documents you would like copies of. When the court receives your request, a court employee will contact you to make an appointment for you to obtain the copies. The court will require you to show photo ID verifying your identity. No documents will be released to any person without proper identification. Appointments for pick-up will be scheduled only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM.
The Unified Court System’s Universal Case Management System for Family Court (UCMS) is now integrated with secure email services provided by Microsoft. This service is free for you to participate in. It utilizes a variety of industry-standard encryption technologies to provide protection for emails while they are transferred to and from the sender and receiver and while they are waiting to be retrieved.
To receive documents securely via email, you will need to use a Microsoft account. Microsoft accounts are free and you may already have one, especially if you use Windows 8 or Windows 10.
If you’d like to know more about this service, please see:
Register for a Microsoft account
Step 1: Sign up for a Microsoft account by going to https://signup.live.com.
Step 2: As you fill out the information to register, for your username enter your email address that you will use to receive the secure Family Court documents.
Step 3: When you are done filling out your information click on CREATE ACCOUNT.
Step 4: You will be brought to a web page where you can verify your information. At the top of this page you will see a button labeled “verify your email address.” After you click on this button, you will receive an email from Microsoft. Once you open this email and click on “verify email address” you will be ready to receive secure emails from the courts via UCMS.
After registering with Microsoft, complete the court registration form Click Here for Registration Form and e-mail it to NYFCSecureEmailReg@nycourts.gov. This will alert the court to your registration with Microsoft and provide the court with the email address to which your documents will be sent. (If you have difficulty with this process, you can email the same address for assistance.) Please note that if you register an email address with the court that is different from the one you already have on file with the court, future communications from the court, including notices to appear, may be sent to the email address you now submit for record retrieval purposes.
To request documents, simply email the specific Family Court from which you are requesting documents. Use the email address listed above under “for non-attorneys.” In the subject line of your email, write “Record Room Request.” In the body of your request, include your name, the docket number(s), the names of the parties, the name and date of birth of your client, and the documents requested. If you have not filed a notice of appearance in the case, attach a copy of an authorization letter from the client or the first page of a retainer agreement in order to receive your requested documents.
The actual order or document requested will not be transmitted via email. Rather, the court will send an email with a secure link to the document which you can access following the instructions in the email.