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How To Access Records


The Unified Court System maintains two types of records – administrative records and court records. Administrative records are those records maintained by the different divisions within the Office of Court Administration ("OCA"), which do not constitute court records. Administrative records are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”). Court records, however, are not subject to disclosure under FOIL. Public Officers Law, § 86. Rather, court records are subject to disclosure under section 255 of the judiciary law.