Justice Court 1786-1898 (gaps)
Series 258
2.5 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically by type of record.

Courts held by local justices of the peace. By the time New York achieve statehood, it was standard for each town to have four justices of the peace appointed. Individually, a justice could preside over a civil court, trying personal actions involving demands for less than $50. The Justice Courts were not courts of record so very little paperwork was kept. Only the more substantial judgments, $25 and up, were sent to the county clerk. Three justices of the peace could sit on a Court of Special Sessions (Series 259) for local criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to petit larceny. Gradually, the jurisdiction and responsibilities of the justice courts were transferred to other courts. The Justice Courts were Types of records found in this series include bonds, judgment satisfactions, discharges, true bills (indictments), examinations, and affidavits.



Land Records Division Miscellaneous Records. 1957-1980.
Series 57
Less than 1 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically. View box and folder list.

Articles, charts, reports and other miscellaneous items about the operation of the Land Records Division.

Land Records Division Reports. 1962-1981.
Series 58
1.5 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically. View box and folder list.

Annual, monthly, and miscellaneous reports of the Land Records Division.

Legal Division Miscellaneous Records. 1896-1982.
Series 60
1.5 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically. View box and folder list.

Miscellaneous legal records, including auctioneer's certificates (1925-1947), boat liens (1922- 1955), population enumeration certificates (1898-1906), railroad and steamboat appointments (1896-1909), registered farm names (1914-1949), along with records from the administration of the County Clerk's office from the mid-1960s to early 1980s.

Related records: Series 1, Farm Names Register, 1912-1949; Series 192, Liens on Vessels, c.1860-1963.

Liens on Vessels. c.1860-1963.
Series 192
1 v. Arranged alphabetically by name of vessel.

Lists of steamboats and sailboats against which liens had been placed. Entries include name of the vessel, person claiming lien, amount of lien, and date and time of day of filing. Vessel type and name of owner are sometimes present.

Related records: Series 60, Legal Division Miscellaneous Records, 1896-1982.

Liquor Licenses, 1857-1869, 1875 (gaps) 
Series 212
3 cubic ft.  Arranged chronologically.

Applicants wishing to serve or sell liquor in a tavern, inn, hotel, or store were required to complete an application or petition agreeing to run an orderly and quiet business establishment and file the document with the Commissioners of Excise. The majority of the liquor license applications are made up of the signatures of friends or townspeople who attest to the fact that such an establishment is necessary to the community. They also recommend the petitioner as a person of good moral character and vouch for his financial ability to operate such an establishment.

Lis Pendens, Index to, 1826-1902
Series 263
21 v. Arranged alphabetically.

Index to lis pendens notices filed in New York State Supreme Court in Westchester County.  These notices serve as warning about property title disputes; they name plaintiff and defendants and describe the property in litigation. The vast majority deal with foreclosure of mortgages. Lis pendens filings indexed by these volumes can be accessed at the Archives and Records Center in Elmsford.