Once your New York death certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.
Hundreds of government agencies nationwide exclusively trust VitalChek for accepting their death certificates and other vital record orders.
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Most people place their death record order in less than 10 minutes!
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.
NEW YORK DEATH CERTIFICATES
New York State Vital Records does not file and cannot issue copies of New York City death certificates. For events that occurred in one of the five (5) boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island), you will need to place your order with the New York City Department of Health.
Who Can Order?
New York death certificates are only issued to the spouse, parent, sibling or adult child of the decedent*. The applicant's name must appear on the credit or debit card that is being used for payment.
*If you are not the spouse, parent, sibling or adult child of the decedent, you must submit documentation proving lawful right. (Government agencies must submit vital record requests in writing directly to New York Vital Records.)
Acceptable documentation is as follows:
Where Can The Document Be Shipped?
New York State Vital Records will only ship copies of New York death certificates to the entitled applicant's verified credit card billing address.
International Shipments: If you are requesting to have your order shipped to an international address outside the U.S., Canada, Mexico or American Territory, you will need to submit the following documentation: 1) a copy of your valid passport and 2) a copy of your valid government issued photo ID or two (2) utility bills in your name. The utility bills cannot be more than six (6) months old. Please fax the necessary documentation to (877)854-4607.
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.
First Copy: $30.00 Additional Copies: $0.00
VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to "skip the line" for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).
No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!