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
There are two laws governing public access to records:
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 should be made through
or the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV website
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.
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:
Please send requests to:
Upon receipt all requests will be reviewed
and you will be notified of the total cost or reason for release
No information will be released or sent until
the appropriate fees have been received by this office.
Please note requests may need to be forwarded
to the County Attorney’s Office for review and final
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.