City Clerk's Office - Certificates

Birth Certificates

Applications can be processed in Person or by Mail

REQUESTS MADE IN PERSON

  • Must have proper ID
  • Cost $10.00 per Certified Birth Certificate with raised seal
  • Method of Payment (Cash Only)

REQUESTS BY MAIL

  • Download and print Form Birth Certificate Application (pdf format)
  • Photo Copy of proper ID
  • Cost $10.00 per Certified Birth Certificate with raised seal
  • Method of Payment (Money Order drafted payable “City Clerk”)
  • Enclosed a self addressed stamped envelope

Who is eligible to obtain a birth certificate copy?

  • The person named on the birth certificate
  • A parent of the person named on the birth certificate (requesting parent's name must be on birth certificate)
  • Only by order of a New York State Court may a spouse, child or other persons obtain a copy of a birth certificate

Identification Requirements:

Application must be submitted with copies of either A or B

A. One (1) of the following forms of valid photo-ID

  • Driver license
  • Non-driver ID
  • Passport
  • Employment ID

B. Two (2) of the following showing the applicant's name and address

  • Utility or telephone bills
  • Letter from a government agency dated within the last six (6) months

Death Certificate

Applications can be processed in Person or by Mail

REQUESTS MADE IN PERSON

  • Must have proper ID
  • Cost $10.00 per Certified Death Certificate with raised seal
  • Method of Payment (Cash Only)

REQUESTS BY MAIL

  • Download and print Form Death Certificate Application (pdf format)
  • Photo Copy of proper ID
  • Cost $10.00 per Certified Death Certificate with raised seal
  • Method of Payment (Money Order drafted payable “City Clerk”)
  • Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope

Identification Requirements:

Application must be submitted with copies of either A or B

A. One (1) of the following forms of valid photo-ID

  • Driver license
  • Non-driver ID
  • Passport
  • Employment ID

B. Two (2) of the following showing the applicant's name and address

  • Utility or telephone bills
  • Letter from a government agency dated within the last six (6) months

Who is eligible to obtain a death certificate copy?

  • The spouse, parent or child or sibling the deceased
  • Other persons who have a:
  1. Documented lawful right or claim
  2. Documented medical need
  3. New York State Court Order

What is a lawful right or claim?

If the applicant is not the spouse, parent, sibling or child of the decedent, a lawful right or claim must be documented. An example of a lawful right or claim would be a death record needed by the applicant to claim a benefit. Documentation would consist of an official letter from the agency verifying that to process the claim they require from the applicant a copy of the requested death record.


Marriage Certificate

Applications can be processed in Person or by Mail

REQUESTS MADE IN PERSON

  • Must have proper ID
  • Cost $10.00 per Certified Marriage Certificate with raised seal
  • Method of Payment (Cash Only)

REQUESTS BY MAIL

  • Download and print Form Marriage Certificate Application (pdf format)
  • Photo Copy of proper ID
  • Cost $10.00 per Certified Marriage Certificate with raised seal
  • Method of Payment (Money Order drafted payable “City Clerk”)
  • Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope

Who is eligible to obtain a marriage certificate copy?

  • The bride or groom
  • Other persons who have a:
  1. documented judicial or other proper purpose
  2. New York State Court Order

What is a judicial or other proper purpose?

If the applicant is not the bride or groom, a judicial or other proper purpose must be documented. An example of a judicial or other proper purpose would be a marriage record needed by the applicant to claim a benefit. Documentation would consist of an official letter from the agency verifying that to process the claim they require from the applicant a copy of the requested marriage record.

Identification Requirements:

Application must be submitted with copies of either A OR B

A. One (1) of the following forms of valid photo-ID

  • Driver license
  • Non-driver ID
  • Passport
  • Employment ID

B. Two (2) of the following showing the applicant's name and address

  • Utility or telephone bills
  • Letter from a government agency dated within the last six (6) months

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