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Death Verifications

New York state and New York city agencies can verify deaths electronically by following these instructions: 

  • E-mail nycdohvr@health.nyc.gov
  • Include the decedent's name and Social Security number, date of death, mother's first and maiden name, and father's first and last name
  • Enter NYS or NYC Verification in the subject line
  • Submit the request from an official e-mail address

The Office of Vital Records processes verifications within 5 business days.

Questions?  E-mail nycdohvr@health.nyc.gov