Death Certificate

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 or credit card )

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

  1. One (1) of the following forms of valid photo-ID
    • Driver license
    • Non-driver ID
    • Passport
    • Employment ID
  2. 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.

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