New York State Agency Databases

  • 511NY (Traffic, Travel and Transit Info) - NYS Department of Transportation: Includes real-time transportation status, traveler advisories, and the Travel Information Gateway.
  • Affordable Housing Directory - New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR): Locate affordable rental housing anywhere in New York State. Search results appear in a map with a list of the street address(es). The AHD can also provide additional information on area services, stores, hospitals, and education and child care facilities.
  • Directory of Prevention Services - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS): Also:
  • Attorneys (Directory of New York State Attorneys) - New York State Unified Court System: Search by name for an attorney registered in New York State. Business address and telephone number are provided.
  • Business Permit System - Search the Online Permit Assistance and Licensing (OPAL) database to find out out what business permits (defined as any license, registration or similar form of authorization required by the State of New York) may be required to open or expand a business in New York State. OPAL is a service provided by the Business Permit Assistance Unit of the New York State Chief Information Officer/Office for Technology (CIO/OFT).
  • Campaign Finance Database - Board of Elections (Click on Campaign Finance, Disclosure Reports): Search electronically filed disclosure statements.
  • Charities Bureau Registry Search - Office of New York State Attorney General.
  • College Credit Recommendations (CCR) Directory - A program of the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York, the National College Credit Recommendation Service is a not-for-profit educational advisory service that links learning experiences that take place outside of college classrooms to college degrees.
  • Corporation and Business Entity Database - Department of State: Database includes business and not-for-profit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, as well as other miscellaneous businesses.
  • e.Courts - Search a variety of judicial files at this New York State Unified Court Sytem site. Find out "how to electronically file or track a case, find future court appearances, obtain court decisions and calendars." Users can also view information on both active and disposed cases in Civil Supreme and Local Civil Courts, and sign up for CaseTrac case tracking service to receive email notifications about activity in Civil Supreme Court cases.
  • Environmental Conservation Databases and Interactive Maps - Department of Environmental Conservation: A collection of database lookups and interactive maps. "The Department of Environmental Conservation collects a large amount of data while carrying out its mission of protecting human health and the environment. Monitoring, permitting, and inspection records, wildlife and habitat data, and other forms of information" are included.
  • Geographic Iinformation Systems Clearinghouse (NYS ) - NYS Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC): Provides access to the New York State GIS Metadata and Data Repository. Includes NYS Interactive Mapping Gateway.
  • Historic Markers - New York State Museum (New York State Education Department): The State Historic Marker Program, which was active from 1926 to 1966, maintains records of over 2,800 historic markers across the State. Although historic markers are no longer funded by State appropriations, the database is used for research, marker replacement, and tourism development.
  • Inmate Population Information Search - New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision: Search by name for inmate information such as location, status, legal dates, etc.
  • Insurance Company Search - New York State Insurance Department: Search for insurance companies by name or NAIC number.
  • Kosher Registry Search - New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets: "View New York's Kosher Registry."
  • Kids' Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC) - The New York State Council on Children and Families, comprised of 13 member NYS agencies, has developed a Web-based tool to gather, plot and monitor NYS children's health, education and well-being indicator data in order to improve outcomes for children and families.
  • Legislature - Search and browse New York State Laws and Legislation and related information. The site also includes Bill Text, Status, Summaries, Sponsor Memos, Floor Votes, Senate and Assembly Floor Calendar and Committee Agendas.
  • Licensees and Registrants, Index of - Department of State: Database includes businesses that require a license or registration, e.g., Alarm Installer, Armored Car Carrier, Hearing Aid Dispenser, Private Investigator, Real Estate Broker, Security Guard.
  • Lobby Data - Commission on Public Integrity: The Commission "is charged with administering and enforcing the State's ethics and lobbying laws as well as the State's anti-nepotism law and laws pertaining to certain political activities and improper influence."
  • Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse - 1-800-FIND-KID (1-800-346-3543) - Division of Criminal Justice Services: Search by name or browse photos.
  • MuniPro Index - NYS Municipal Profiles - New York State Office of Real Property Services: "View Statewide Data or Select a County to find official addresses and other information."
  • Newspapers - New York State Library (Education Department): The Library maintains a database of newspapers, on microfilm and in print, of significant newspapers in all communities in New York State since the first publication in 1725.
  • New York State Web Site - WWW.NY.GOV from New York State Department of Information Services: "Locate New York State Government information and services available on the Web." An agency-wide search box is available.
  • Nursing Home Profile - New York State Department of Health: "Use this site for information about nursing homes in New York State and the quality of care they provide. The quality measures data are from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services."
  • Physician Profile (New York State) - Health Department: Find profiles of licensed doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy who are registered to practice in New York State.
  • Prescription Drug Prices in New York State - New York State Department of Health: This site allows you to search for specific drugs from the list of 150 most frequently prescribed drugs.
  • Project Sunlight - NYS Office of the Attorney General: Browse or search "information about individual Elected Officials, campaign finance activities, legislation, lobbyists, state contracts, and registered corporations and charities."
  • Professional Licenses - Education Department: This online search permits the public to obtain information on the records of more than 1,000,000 licensees in the 38 professions (e.g. medicine, nursing, pharmacy) regulated by the Department, including the more than 610,000 who are currently registered to practice within the State. Other online verification searches include: Pharmacy Establishments, Professional Business Entities, Discipline Actions. A NYS Licensed Professions List includes License Requirements and Application Forms, and links to Professional Associations Web Sites.
  • Professional Misconduct and Physician Discipline Search - Department of Health: Search by physician name, license number or type, or effective date.
  • Racing License Search - Racing and Wagering Board: Search thoroughbred or harness Racing Licenses.
  • Sex Offender Registry (NYS) - Division of Criminal Justice Services: Provides "an overview of the sex offender registration law and how the public can obtain information about sex offenders."
  • Telephone Directory - Office for Technology: Search or browse New York State government listings by individual or organization. Also includes toll free numbers and other information.
  • Unclaimed Funds, New York State - New York State Comptroller: New York State holds unclaimed funds in trust, with the State Comptroller acting as custodian. The money is held for the owners until they - or their heirs - claim it. Find out if New York State is holding money for you.
Last Updated: February 19, 2014