New York City Vital Records

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New York City Government-Issued Vital Records

Ordering vital records in New York City with Vital Records Online is a hassle-free process. Our online assistant application services will let you avoid penalties from an incomplete form and you will benefit from unlimited support through your application process.

The New York City 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. You may also need to replace lost birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates.

Skip a trip to the New York City Department of Vital Records and order an authorized 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 City Birth Certificate

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

Official Marriage Certificate

New York City Marriage Certificate

Obtain Marriage records for yourself or a family member.

Official Marriage Certificate

New York City Death Certificate

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

Ordering Vital Records in New York City

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 City government agency. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

  1. How to Request Vital Records in New York City

    To understand what is needed before you apply for a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, it is good to know some sensitive information about the requirements, processing times, and other information for that is required by the state of New York City.

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

    Processing times differ between offices, but you should expect to receive your vital records in New York City 14 to 16 business weeks.

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

    In order to complete the online application, the New York City Health Department requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID. It varies depending on the type of certificate, but commonly, people can use the drivers license or a state photo ID. Check other acceptable IDs per certificate needed:

    • New York City Birth Certificate Requirements
    • New York City Marriage Certificate Requirements
    • New York City Death Certificate Requirements

    The Health Department of New York City requires applicants, once they have completed the application form, to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID and notarizing the “application form

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

    Whenever you are ordering birth records, marriage certificate or licenses, divorce certificates or death records, Vital Records Online will charge a fee starting from $49 for the assistant service and the city of New York will charge a $15.00 fee for each certified copy of birth certificate, any additional copy to your order will cost $15.00. A $15.00 fee for each marriage certificate Any additional copy to your order will cost $10.00. $15 for each death certificate and any additional copy to your order will cost $15.00.

  5. Who can request vital records in New York City?

    At the moment there are limitations to who can request vital records in the state of New York City Bureau of Vital Statistics. 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. Otherwise, the requester must be part of the close family, some distant family member, or must be the legal representative for the individual of record.

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

    There are two ways to order vital records in New York City. The first and the easiest is through our service – Vital Records Online. You can complete your application process online and will receive your vital records by mail, saving you time and a trip to the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

    The second option is going to the public office, in person where the individual was born. This process could be tedious and time-consuming due to the long lines and paperwork.

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New York City Vital Records Office
Business Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Vital Records Online Processing Center
1201 West Peachtree St, Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Currently, this location is not open to the public.

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