New York Vital Records

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New York Government-Issued Vital Records

Ordering vital records in New York with Vital Records Online is a hassle-free process. Our unmatched experience in online assisted application services will save you time on unnecessary document resubmission at the office. If needed, you will greatly benefit from our unlimited support throughout your application process. We are here to help, by email and telephone.

The New York Department of Public Health sets the requirements for the necessary documentation that you will need in order to obtain your certified vital records. An authorized copy of your vital records is necessary for a variety of purposes. Replace a lost birth certificate, marriage certificate, and death certificate in a few steps with our online forms.

Save unnecessary trips to the New York Department of Vital Records and order a certified copy of your records from the comfort of your home. We take care of the processing and ensure a timely delivery straight to your door.

Click the links below to start your online application:

Official Birth Certificate

New York Birth Certificate

Request a Certified Copy of Live Birth for your baby or child.

Official Marriage Certificate

New York Marriage Certificate

Obtain Marriage records for yourself or a family member.

Official Marriage Certificate

New York Death Certificate

Get an Original Copy of a Death Certificate replacement for a lost record.

Ordering Vital Records in New York

Before starting the process to request a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, it is important to understand that you will have to provide some sensitive information in order to obtain your records. It is also important to know about the requirements, processing times, and other relevant information for the New York government agency. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

  1. Ordering vital records from the New York State Department Of Health

    Before you start the process of ordering a certified copy of a birth, marriage, or death certificate, you should know some important information about the requirements, processing times, and other helpful information required by the state of New York.

  2. How long will it take to receive my vital records from New York?

    Processing times differ between offices, but you can expect to receive your vital records from New York in 12 to 14 weeks.

  3. What documents are required to order vital records from New York?

    To complete the online application, the New York State Department Of Health requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID. It varies depending on the type of certificate, but commonly people will use their driver's license or a state photo ID. Check other acceptable IDs per certificate needed:

    New York Birth Certificate Requirements
    New York Marriage Certificate Requirements
    New York Death Certificate Requirements

  4. How much does a copy of a vital record cost in New York?

    Vital Records Online will charge a fee starting from $49 for the assisted service whenever you order birth records, marriage certificates or licenses, divorce certificates, or death records. The state of New York will charge a $30.00 fee for each certified copy of a birth, marriage, or death certificate. Any additional copy to your order will cost $30.00.

  5. Who can request vital records from New York?

    There are limitations to who can request vital records from the New York State Department of Health. It depends on if the request is for a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate. The requestor must be doing it on their own behalf. But the requester can also be part of the immediate family, some distant family member, the legal guardian, or a legal representative for the individual of record.

  6. How to order birth certificates and other vital records from New York?

    There are two options to order vital records in New York. The first and the easiest one is through Vital Records Online. You will be able to start your application process online, and then you will receive your birth certificate or the other vital records by mail.

    The second option is going in person to the vital records office in the location where the individual was born. This process could be tedious and time-consuming due to the long lines and paperwork typically associated with the Administration.

Get answers to more frequently asked questions

New York Vital Records Office
  • Physical address (close to the public)
    New York State Department of Health - Vital Records Certification Unit - 2nd Floor
    800 North Pearl Street
    Menands, NY 12204

    Mailing address for vital records application
    New York State Department of Health
    Bureau of Vital Records, PAC Unit
    P.O. Box 2602
    Albany, NY 12220-2602
  • Phone: (904) 359-6900
  • https://onlinevitals.com/directory-directories/locations/new-york/
Business Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST Time
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Covid-19 Notice
All walk-in services are canceled until further notice

Vital Records Online Mailing Center
PO Box 13471
Miami, FL 33101

Currently, this location is not open to the public.

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