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Where to Write for Vital Records

New York

(Except New York City)

 

Birth

 

Event: Birth

Cost of copy: $30.00

Address:
Certification Unit
Vital Records Section/2nd floor
800 North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

Remarks: State office has records since 1880. For records before 1914 in Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers, or before 1880 in any other city, write to Registrar of Vital Statistics in city where event occurred. For the rest of the State, except New York City, write to State office.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to New York State Department of Health. Payment of mail order copies submitted from foreign countries must be made by a check drawn on a United States bank or by an international money order. To verify current fees, the telephone number is 1-855-322-1022. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the New York State Department of Health website.

For all types of State and local issued copies, the applicant is required to provide government issued photo identification.

Death

 

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $30.00

Address:
Certification Unit
Vital Records Section/2nd floor
800 North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

Remarks: State office has records since 1881. For records before 1914 in Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers, or before 1880 in any other city, write to Registrar of Vital Statistics in city where event occurred. For the rest of the State, except New York City, write to State office.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to New York State Department of Health. Payment of mail order copies submitted from foreign countries must be made by a check drawn on a United States bank or by an international money order. To verify current fees, the telephone number is 1-855-322-1022. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the New York State Department of Health website.

For all types of State and local issued copies, the applicant is required to provide government issued photo identification.

Marriage

 

Event: Marriage (State)

Cost of copy: $30.00

Address:
Certification Unit
Vital Records Section/2nd floor
800 North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

Remarks: Records from 1881 to present.


Event:
Marriage (City)

Cost of copy:
$5.00

Address:
See remarks

Remarks:
For records from 1880-1907 and licenses issued in the cities of Albany, Buffalo, or Yonkers, apply to--Albany: City Clerk, City Hall, Albany, NY 12207; Buffalo: City Clerk, City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202; Yonkers: Registrar of Vital Statistics, Health Center Building, Yonkers, NY 10701.

Divorce

 

Event: Divorce (State)

Cost of copy: $30.00

Address:
Certification Unit
Vital Records Section/2nd floor
800 North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204

Remarks: Records since January 1963.


Event: Divorce (County)

Cost of copy: Varies

Address: See remarks

Remarks: County Clerk in county where divorce was granted.

 

 
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