NYC Office of Vital Records
125 Worth St. Room 133
New York, NY 10013

Contact the NYC Office of Vital Records to obtain a birth certificate from someone born in New York City.  You can also order a birth certificate online at  You will need a personal credit/debit/checking account.

Identification Requirements:
Send a completed Birth Certificate Application Form. Along with the letter, please include:

  • Check or money order payable to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; the cost is $15 per certificate.
  • Stamped, self-addressed envelope.
  • A copy of a signed, valid photo ID of the person named on the certificate. If photo ID is unavailable, submit two proofs of name and address, such as a utility bill or an entitlement award letter from a government agency. These identification requirements may change, so check a current application form.

Guidance on how to obtain a death certificate for someone who died in New York City is also available from the NYC Department of Health.