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Birth and Death Certificates

Visiting in person?

We are renovating as of August 10th

  • Please consider ordering online or by mail.
  • Need to correct a certificate? Use the Centre Street entrance and enter Room 125.
  • Need to purchase a certificate? Use the Lafayette Street entrance and enter Room 144.
  • Please ask greeters wearing red vests for assistance. 
  • Questions? Call 311 or 212-639-9675 outside New York City to be directed to the DOHMH Call Center.
Quick Tips

Order a birth or death certificate online using your personal credit/debit/checking account through Vital Chek, NYC Health Department’s authorized secure vendor for processing internet orders. UPS express mail delivery is available. 

If you're expecting a child, find out what you need to know.

If you're ordering a birth certificate by mail, you must include identification and have the application notarized.

If you're ordering a birth certificate for a deceased relative, you must do by mail or in person.

If your child is under 12 months of age, the fastest way to correct a birth certificate is to bring the original certificate and a completed correction application (PDF) to the hospital where your child was born.

Check the processing time for your order.

Answers to most of your questions can be found on this website. For more information, please call 311 or 212 NEWYORK (212-639-9675)

Birth Certificates

Get a birth certificate for someone born in New York City (Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) from 1910 until the present (before 1910).
Other languages: [Español] [Creole] [Русский] (PDF)

Get a birth certificate for someone born outside of New York City.

Correct a New York City birth certificate.
Other languages: [Español] (PDF)

 

Death Certificates

 Get a death certificate for someone who died in New York City (Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) from 1949 until the present (before 1949)
Other languages: [Español] [Creole] [Русский] (PDF)

Get a death certificate for someone who died outside of New York City.

Correct a New York City death certificate.
Other languages: [Español] [中文] [Creole] [Русский][中文] (PDF)

Correct a death certificate for someone who died outside of New York City.

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