The Rockland County Archives, under the direction of County Clerk Paul Piperato, was established in June 1987 in an effort to meet the growing need for records space in the county. The archives is responsible for developing and implementing policy and procedures related to retention and disposition of records, micro-graphics, filing and retrieval, vital records protection and security, system analysis, and historical document collection and preservation. They are also accountable for the maintenance and storage of active and inactive records generated by county departments.

Our Facility

image00.jpgThe Archives Building is a state-of-the-art records storage facility located in Building S in the Pomona Health Complex. Construction of the 15,800 S.F. facility was completed in August of 1998. It houses over 33,000 cubic feet of records & meets all archival specifications related to temperature & humidity. It has a zoned sprinkler system for the records center & archive vault. A comprehensive disaster recovery is in place in the event of a disaster or emergency.


Bandmann.jpg Welcome to the Archives website where you will find helpful information about our modern day operations. A commitment to the protection and preservation of vital records has and continues to be our mission. In addition to being the storage facility for county government, our various collections span the history of Rockland County from its establishment in 1798 to the present day. My staff and I are readily available to assist in your research or retrieval needs.

Collection Holdings

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(Not all documents may be available in their original form due to the age or fragility of the material)

  • Supreme Court Records [1847-2010] - Recent Supreme Court Cases *
  • Index to Court Records [1847-1982]
  • Census Record Books [1855-1925]
  • Naturalization Papers [1812-1991]
  • Marriage Records [1908-1935] – Specific to these years. Marriage licenses are normally held by the Towns/Villages. For research purposes only
  • Orange County Deeds and Mortgages [1703-1800] (Partial)
  • Rockland County Deeds [1798-1907] and Mortgages [1798-1931] - (Originals kept for historical purposes. All Land Records are viewable *
  • Tax and Assessment Rolls [Clarkstown 1857-1964, Ramapo 1855-1964, Haverstraw 1857-1964, Orangetown 1855-1964, Stony Point 1865-1964]
  • Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors [1798-1969] and the Board of Legislators [1970-1999] – (Agendas and Minutes from 1969 - Present can be viewed on under the County Legislature Dept)
  • Atlas of Hudson Valley [1891]
  • Atlas of Rockland County [1876]
  • Index to Maps [1798-1940]
  • Subdivision Maps/Right-of-Way Maps *
  • New York State Thruway & Palisades Parkway Maps *
  • Index to Assumed Business Names & Partnerships [1900-1982]
  • Index to Certificates of Partnerships [9/1939-12/1953]
  • Index to Corporations [1881-1982] *