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Birth Records New York

In New York, birth records from 1910 to the present are available from the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Records prior to 1910 can be obtained by contacting the Municipal Archives at 311 or by visiting the following address: 31 Chambers Street, Room 103, New York City. Additionally, you can visit the Municipal Archives’ website at: www.nyc.gov/html/records/

Individuals who are permitted to request a copy of a birth certificate:

• Legal representative of the individual named on the birth certificate.
• Immediate and extended family members including spouse, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, half brother, sister, half sister, grandparent/great grandparent (maternal or paternal), grandchild, great grandchild, stepparent, stepson, or stepdaughter. Additional information may be required from extended family members and legal representatives.
• Applicant must be at least eighteen years of age or must have a letter of release from a parent.

Basic information to be included with requests for birth certificates:

• Full name of the person named on the birth certificate.
• Date of birth. If the exact date of birth is unknown, an additional fee may be charged for retrieval of the information.
• County and city of birth.
• Hospital name and address where the birth occurred.
• Gender of the individual named on the birth certificate.
• Parents’ names. Mother’s name must include her maiden name.
• Social security number of the individual named on the birth certificate.
• Relationship to the person whose name is on the birth certificate.
• Reason for the request for an official copy of the birth certificate.
• Applicant’s signature.
• Applicant’s daytime telephone number. This includes the area code.
• Applicant’s mailing address.
• Items for which you do not know the correct response should be filled in with the word “unknown.”

Fees associated with acquiring a copy of an official birth certificate from the New York Department of Health and Hygiene:

• A $15.00 fee per copy for civilians. This fee covers the initial search and either one copy or a statement indicating that no record was found.
• Mail orders must be paid by check or money order make payable to the New York Department of Health and Hygiene.
• Orders made in person can be paid with cash, check, or money order.
• Telephone, fax, and online orders will be charged an additional $5.50 mailing and service charge.
• If you use an express carrier, an additional $12.50 will be added to your cost.
• Fees at the local municipal offices can be obtained by contacting that office directly.

Five different methods are available to obtain a copy of a birth certificate: postal mail, in person, telephone, fax, and online.

How to Apply for Certified Copied of Birth Certificates by Telephone

Call the following telephone number: 1-212-788-4520. Follow the instructions provided to you in order to select the automated service or the live operator service. If you select the live operator service, the waiting time can be as long as 20 minutes. The automated service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

An individual can only use telephone ordering for requests for his or her own birth certificate or for his or her child’s birth certificate, provided the parent is named on the birth certificate. All other requests must be made in person or by mail. Fees apply as noted above.

How to Apply for Certified Copied of Birth Certificates by Fax

Complete the application form available at the following link:
www.nyc.gov/html/

Sign and date the form. Fax the application along with your identification requirements to the following number if you are calling from one of the five boroughs: 212-962-6105 or the following number if you are calling from outside New York City: 800-908-9146.

Fees apply as outlined above.

How to Apply for Certified Copied of Birth Certificates Online

To submit a request for a birth certificate in New York, access the following link: www.vitalchek.com/

Drop down selection menus are used. You need to fill in the following information that pertains to your request including: type of certificate, city, county, date of the event, and the reason for the request. Select continue once the information has been filled in and you will be taken to a page to select your shipping options. Following this step, you will be required to complete the application.

The certificate will only be mailed to the address that corresponds to the credit card
account that is used for payment. Requests are generally processed within three to five business days. Birth certificates will be sent through postal mail unless a request and payment has been made for an express carrier including UPS, FedEx, and Express Mail. A signature is required to receive a certified copy of the birth certificate through an express carrier. An additional charge is assessed for the use of an express carrier.

All payment must be made with a credit card and follows the guidelines included above. Online services are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

An individual can only use online ordering for requests for his or her own birth certificate or for his or her child’s birth certificate, provided the parent is named on the birth certificate. All other requests must be made in person or by mail. Fees apply as noted above.

How to Apply for Certified Copied of Birth Certificates by Postal Mail

A postal mail application to request an official copy of a death certificate can be obtained at the following link: www.nyc.gov/html/doh/

Send the completed form with signature, a legible copy of a government issued photo identification card, self-addressed stamped envelope, and payment information to the following address:

Office of Vital Records
125 Worth Street
Box 4, Room 133
New York, New York 10013

Acceptable forms of identification include a state issued driver’s license or non-driver photo identification card that includes the current address. Payment must be in the form of check or money order made out to New York Department of Health and Hygiene.

How to Apply for Certified Copied of Birth Certificates in Person

To request a copy of a birth certificate in New York, you must visit the following location:

Office of Vital Records
125 Worth Street
Room 133
New York, New York 10013

You will need a completed application form. This can be downloaded at the following link: www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/vr/birth1.pdf  or you can acquire one at the counter. A legible copy of a government issued photo identification card is required. Acceptable forms of identification include a state issued driver’s license or non-driver photo identification card including a government employment card that includes the current address. You must also have your payment as outlined above.

Office hours are between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. State holidays are excluded. The lines are reported to be the shortest between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on most days.

Interested in obtaining your birth certificate?

Here is a list of counties, offering information on who to contact, so that you can apply for your own birth certificate today:

New York: http://www.nyc.gov/

Albany Town Clerk ~ http://www.albanycounty.com/departments/clerk/
Albany, NY
716 - 335 - 2330

Allegany Town Clerk ~ http://www.alleganyco.com/default.asp?show=btn_county_clerk
Dansville, NY
334 - 928 - 2785

Batavia County Clerk
Batavia, NY
716 - 343 - 1729

Bath Town Clerk
Bath, NY
607 - 776 - 7013

Bristol Town Clerk
Canadaigua, NY
716 - 229 - 2400

Bronx City Clerk
Bronx, NY
718 - 802 - 3585

Broome County Clerk ~ http://www.gobroomecounty.com/clerk/ClerkVital.php
Binghamton, NY
607 - 772 - 0357

Buffalo Town Clerk
Buffalo, NY
716 - 851 - 5444

Canton Town Clerk
Canton, NY
315 - 386 - 8311

Catskill County Clerk
Catskill, NY
518 - 943 - 2141

Cattaraugus County Clerk ~ http://www.co.cattaraugus.ny.us/government/index.asp
Little Valley, NY
716 - 257 - 9288

Cayuga Town Clerks Office ~ http://co.cayuga.ny.us/clerk/index.html
Auburn, NY
315 - 253 - 9021

Chemung County Clerk ~ http://www.chemungcounty.com/bins/site/
Elmira, NY
607 - 734 - 2031

Clarkstown Town Clerk
New City, NY
914 - 639 - 2010

Clinton Town Clerk ~ http://www.co.clinton.ny.us/Departments/CC/CCCertificates.htm
Plattsburgh, NY
518 - 563 - 8100

Columbia County Clerk
Hudson, NY
518 - 828 - 4656

Cortland County Clerk ~ http://www.cortland-co.org/cc/index.htm
Cortland, NY
607 - 756 - 6521

Deerfield Town Clerk
Utica, NY
315 - 724 - 0413

Delaware County Clerk ~ http://www.co.delaware.ny.us/government.htm
Delhi, NY
607 - 746 - 2236

Dix Town Clerk
Watkins Glen, NY
607 - 535 - 9125

Elizabethtown Town Clerk
Elizabethtown, NY
518 - 873 - 6555

Fort Edward Town Clerk
Fort Edward, NY
518 - 747 - 5212

Geneseo Town Clerk
Geneseo, NY
716 - 243 - 0722

Goshen Town Clerk
Goshen, NY
914 - 294 - 6250

Herkimer Town Clerks ~ http://herkimercounty.org/content/Departments/View/12?
Herkimer, NY
315 - 866 - 2690

Johnstown County Clerk
Johnstown, NY
518 - 762 - 7070

Lake George Town Clerk
Lake George, NY
518 - 668 - 5722

Lake Pleasant Clerk
Lake Pleasant, NY
518 - 548 - 3625

Lockport Town Clerk
Lockport, NY
716 - 439 - 9524

Lyons Town Clerk
Lyons, NY
315 - 946 - 6252

Malone Town Clerk
Malone, NY
518 - 483 - 4740

Malta Town Clerk
Ballston Spa, NY
518 - 899 - 2552

Manhattan Town Clerk
New York, NY
212 - 669 - 8898

Mohawk Town Clerk
Fonda, NY
518 - 853 - 3031

New Bremen Town Clerk
Lowville, NY
315 - 376 - 2641

North Castle Town Clerk
Armonk, NY
914 - 273 - 3321

Norwich Town Clerk
Norwich, NY
607 - 334 - 1220

Onondaga Town Clerk
Syracuse, NY
315 - 469 - 1583

Orleans Town Clerk ~ http://www.orleansny.com/CountyClerk/coclerk.htm
Albion, NY
716 - 589 - 5100

Oswego Town Clerk ~ http://www.co.oswego.ny.us/clerk.shtml
Osewego, NY
315 - 343 - 2586

Owego Town Clerk
Owego, NY
607 - 687 - 2194

Potter Town Clerk
Penn Yan, NY
716 - 554 - 6758

Poughkeepsie Town Clerk
Poughkeepsie, NY
914 - 485 - 3620

Putnam Town Clerk
Carmel, NY
914 - 225 - 2067

Queens Town Clerk
Jamaica, NY
718 - 520 - 3137

Riverhead Town Clerk
Riverhead, NY
516 - 727 - 3200

Rochester Town Clerk
Accord, NY
914 - 626 - 7384

Rye Town Clerk
Port Chester, NY
914 - 939 - 3570

Schenactady Town Clerk ~ http://www.schenectadycountyclerk.com/
Schenectady, NY
518 - 384 - 0036

Schoharie Town Clerk ~ http://www.schohariecounty-ny.gov/CountyWebSite/
Schoharie, NY
518 - 295 - 7677

Staten Island Town Clerk
Staten Island, NY
718 - 816 - 2290

Thompson Town Clerk
Monticello, NY
914 - 794 - 2500

Tompkins Town Clerk ~ http://www.tompkins-co.org/legislature/LGD.PDF
Ithaca, NY
607 - 273 - 1721

Troy Town Clerk
Troy, NY
518 - 279 - 3461

Ulster Town Clerk ~ http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/countyclerk/
Lake Katrine, NY
914 - 382 - 2455

Warsaw Town Clerk
Warsaw, NY
716 - 786 - 2800

Waterloo Town Clerk
Waterloo, NY
315 - 539 - 3080

Watertown Town Clerk
Watertown, NY
315 - 785 - 9793

Woodbury Town Clerk
Highland Mills, NY
914 - 928 - 6323

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