NYC Office of Vital Records

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 available from the NYC Department of Health.

Other name(s)

Office of Vital Records (NYC)


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

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$15.00 per birth certificate