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In New York, the death records are maintained by the Vital Records Division of the New York State Department of Health. The aforementioned Vital Records Division maintains death records of 1881-present. As they are not public records, only the parents, spouse, or children of the deceased can obtain the New York Death Records. In addition to aforementioned relatives of a deceased, New York Death Records can be obtained by people with a court order, documented medical need or a documented legal right. However, the public can obtain non-certified death records dating back at least fifty years.

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It is important to keep in mind that the Department of Health does not maintain records of deaths that occurred in New York before 1914. If you want pre-1914 New York Death Records then you’ll have to visit the office of the local registrar. There are three ways for you to obtain death records in New York: by mail, by telephone and online. Following is how you can obtain the New York Death Records through each way.

How Do I Obtain New York Death Records By Mail?

The first way of obtaining death records in New York is by mail. How can you make a request for and obtain New York Death Records through mail? To make a mail request for New York Death Records, complete and mail the Application for Copy of Death Certificate along with a copy of valid photo ID and 2 utility bills that have your name on them to:

New York State Department of Health Vital Records Certification Unit  800 North Pearl Street Menands, NY 12204

In addition to the aforementioned documents, mail a pay order or cheque for the fee to above-mentioned address. The fee for the record will vary depending on how you want your application to be handled. The fee for priority handling is $45 while the fee for non-priority handling is $30.

How Do I Obtain New York Death Records By Telephone?

Only a few places in the United States allow you to request for death certificates by telephone and New York is one of them. To make a telephone request for New York Death Records, call vitalcheck, an independent company contracted by the New York State Department of Health, at 1-877-854-4481, provide the required information, and pay the relevant fee through credit card. In addition to the application fee, Vitalcheck will charge you $8 processing fee.

How Do I Obtain New York Death Records Online?

Just like the telephone requests, the online requests for the New York Death Records have to be made to New York Vitalcheck. To make an online request for the aforementioned form, visit the website of Vitalcheck, and submit an online request for the record. Once you’ve submitted a request, VitalChek will send you a confirmation email asking you to verify your identity. After you submit the required documents, VitalCheck will take 1 to 2 days to process your application and provide you the death record you want

Another way to obtain death records in New York is online through public databases. To find out more about how you can obtain death records in New York, call Vital Records Division of the New York State Department of Health at 855-322-1022.

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  1. Hello IAM looking for my sister death certificate or where she was buried but I am not sure of her last name her name was Yvonne died in 1957 she was two years old the Catholic charities was going to bury her but my mom never received a death certificate or where they put her rest please help all my mom wish is to find resting place

    1. Celeste,

      We will need her last name in order to locate a death record in New York. You can contact the New York Vital Records Office to find out this information.

      How to Get a Death Certificate in New York

      1. Visit the New York Department of Health & Vital Records Website
      2. Click on the Death Certificate Link
      3. You will need to provide a copy of your photo id or passport
      4. Fill out the death certificate request form
      5. Pay the $15 fee for a copy of the death certificate

  2. Hello i am look for an relative who died in new york not sure about the year its in the late 60 her name is Armande Alice georgine shury her husband was Doctor Vibart shury there is a pending matter thats need the urgencey of the copy of death her adoptive daughter needs a copy please advise .Thank you.

    1. Thank you for reaching out about our New York death record search. We would be happy to assist you with looking up a NY death records however, we cannot find the New York death record with the information you provide. That being said, if you need a certified copy of a death record, you should reach out to the New York State Department of Health, as they are the NY state run agency that manages and archives death records for the entire state. They can expedite a certified copy of the requested NY death record for an extra fee. Below is additional information on how to procure a copy of a NY death record for your convenience.

      How to Get a Copy of a NY Death Certificate

      1. Contact the NY Department of Health
      2. Request a copy of a NY death record
      3. Complete the NY death record request form
      4. Provide a valid reason and proof of ID
      5. Pay the $30 fee and receive a copy via mail

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Last Updated: September 6, 2017

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