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Questions & Forms /  Certificate of Disposition / Conviction

How do I obtain a Certificate of Disposition / Conviction?

In Person

  • Come to the front counter at the courthouse between the hours of 8:30 and 3:15.
  • You will be asked to complete a form requesting the certificate and show photo ID.
  • Be sure to include the exact date(s) of arrest and as much information regarding the case as possible.
  • There is a $5.00 fee which can be paid in cash, money order, Visa or Mastercard at the courthouse.

By Mail

  • Download and complete the Certificate of Disposition / Conviction Request Form.
  • Be sure to include the exact date(s) of arrest and as much additional information regarding the case as possible.
  • Enclose a copy of your photo ID
  • If there is a possibility your case may be a sealed record, be sure to complete the bottom portion of the form which will allow the sealed information to be accessed.
  • Your signature must be verified by a notary public for the release of sealed information.
  • Mail the completed form to Amherst Town Court, 400 JJ Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228 along with a money order for $5.00 made payable to the Amherst Town Court and a self-addressed, stamped envelope

If you have any other questions, please call (716) 689-4240 or email

For a criminal background check, you must contact the Amherst Police Department.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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