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We are an authorized online vital records ordering service for N.Y. State Vital Records.

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.

N.Y. State Vital Records P. O. Box 2602 Albany, NY, 12220-2602
Phone 877-854-4481
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About Vital Records from N.Y. State Vital Records

NEW YORK VITAL RECORDS
The New York State Division of Vital Records (New York State Vital Records) issues certified copies of New York birth certificates, New York death certificates, New York marriage records for events which occurred in the State of New York (except the five (5) boroughs of New York City) and New Hyde Park. New York State Vital Records issues copies of New York divorce certificates for events that occurred anywhere in the State of New York, including New York City. You may order copies of New York Vital Records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.


NOTICE

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 within the State of New York (except New York City), from 1907 to June 4, 2008.

For events that occurred in one of the five (5) boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Kings, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island) or New Hyde Park, you will need to place your order by mail with the New York City Department of Health. For address and pricing information, please call the information line at 212-788-4520.

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Marriage Certificate

A certified copy of the marriage certificate. This is not a copy of the marriage license. Marriage records are available for events that occurred within the State of New York (except New York City), from 1907 to six months before today's date.

For events that occurred in one of the five (5) boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Kings, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island) or New Hyde Park, you will need to place your order by mail with the New York City Department of Health. For address and pricing information, please call the information line at 212-669-2400.).

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Divorce Certificate

A certified copy of the divorce certificate. This is not a copy of the divorce decree. Divorce records are available for events that occurred within the State of New York (including New York City) from 1963 to six months before today's date.

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Birth Certificate

A certified birth certificate that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of New York (except New York City), from 1907 to June 4, 2008. Important Note- New York State Vital Records will not ship a birth certificate to a P.O. Box.

For births that occurred in one of the five (5) boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Kings, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island) or New Hyde Park, you will need to order from New York City Department of Health.

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Pre-Adoption Birth Certificate

A pre-adoption birth certificate is a certified copy of the original birth certificate, however, it cannot be used for identification purposes.

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