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We are an authorized online vital records ordering service for New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene.

That means we can process your request fast, affordably, and securely. The only thing faster is doing it in person – but that’s not always possible or convenient, and that’s why we’re here.

New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Vital Records 125 Worth Street, CN-4, Room 119 New York City , NY, 10013
Phone 866-556-8617
Fax 866-283-0617

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We can also help you obtain your  Birth, Marriage, Divorce certificates. We can also help if you need certificates from other states. Click here to get started.

About Vital Records from New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene

The New York City Department of Health, Office of Vital Records (New York City Vital Records) issues certified copies of New York City birth certificates (from 1910 to present) and New York City death certificates (from 1949 to present) for events that occurred in the five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island). For earlier records, contact the Municipal Archives at 311 or (212)NEW-YORK if outside of New York City. Their address is 31 Chambers Street, Room 103, New York, NY 10007.

New York City divorce records must be ordered through New York State Vital Records. You may order copies of New York City birth and death certificates through VitalChek on an expedited basis.


Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.

Available New York (NY) Vital Record Types

Death Certificate

A certified copy of a death certificate that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred in New York City from 1949 to present.


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