Records Retention Center

The Records Retention Center provides centralized organization, maintenance, and secure storage for inactive and archival records of Cayuga County Departments and Cayuga County Courts. Physical records that reside in this office remain under the custody of the department that created them. 

Questions about individual record series should be directed to the department of origin. Please feel free to contact this office for instruction in finding the appropriate department, or search the county directory on this website.

Copies, Fees, and Payments

Any requests for record copies should be forwarded to the County Clerk's office. All checks or money orders should be made payable to the Cayuga County Clerk office.

160 Genesee Street, 1st Floor

Auburn, New York 13021


County Clerk | Cayuga County, NY


  • Copy fees for records held by the County Clerk are $0.65 each with $1.30 minimum charge. 
  • The fee for a Marriage record search (years 1908-1936) is $22.00. 
  • Copies for any other record series are $0.25 per image plus postage.
  • The research and copy fees cited on this website are effective on May 19, 2011 and are subject to change without notice.

Surrogate Court Records Advisement


The DREAMS Project (Digital Records Electronic Access Management System) is a multi-phase, multi-year technology-based records endeavor by Cayuga County which will transform the Records Retention Center towards a 21st Century digital cloud-based solution.

Please read summary for further information. >> DREAMS