Death Certificate

Who is eligible to obtain a death certificate copy? 
The spouse, parent, child or sibling of the deceased. Other persons who have a: documented lawful right or claim, documented medical need or New York State Court Order

If the applicant is not the spouse, parent, child or sibling of the decedent, a lawful right or claim must be documented. An example of a lawful right or claim would be a death record needed by the applicant to claim a benefit. Documentation would consist of an official letter from the agency verifying that to process the claim they require from the applicant a copy of the requested death record.

Fee: $10

Identification Requirements – application must be submitted with copies of either A or B:

A. One (1) of the following forms of valid photo-ID:

  • Driver license
  • State issued non-driver photo-ID card
  • Passport
  • U.S. Military issued photo-ID

B. Two (2) of the following showing the applicant’s name and address:

  • Utility or telephone bills
  • Letter from a government agency dated within the last six (6) months

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