New York state and New York city agencies can verify deaths electronically by following these instructions:
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com