The easiest way to correct a death certificate is to ask the funeral director to do it for you.
If you are the next of kin or you are listed as the person who provided the information and you have a copy of the original death certificate, you can request the correction yourself by completing a death certificate application and following the instructions on the form. If you are unable to download the application, please call 311 or 212-639-9675 outside New York City to request one.
- Death certificate correction applications must be submitted in person or by mail.
- Mailed applications must be notarized.
- Corrections require a $40 processing fee which covers multiple corrections submitted at the same time.
- Each corrected certificate costs $15.