What Is a Letter of Disposition for Courts?

The letter of disposition for courts is an official court document that describes the official outcome of a court case, according to NYCourts.gov. Information including the sentence and outcome of the case are included in the letter of disposition.

Most counties provide access to letters of disposition through the county clerk’s office, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Some counties provide this information online as well. Typically, counties will charge a small fee to obtain the letter. The letter includes not only the outcome of a court case, but it also describes whether an individual has completed court-ordered probation or parole. Letters of disposition are typically requested for background checks for employment or for obtaining housing.