New York City Estate Settlement and Probate
Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records
Event: Birth or death
Cost of copy: $15.00
Office of Vital Records
NYC Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene
125 Worth Street, CN4, Rm. 133
New York, NY 10013-4090
Remarks: Office has birth records since 1910 and death records since 1949 for those occurring in the Boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. For birth records prior to 1910 and death records prior to 1949, write to Archives Division, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007. You may also visit their website at http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/ home.shtml.
There are strict identification requirements and several methods for ordering records.
For death record information and applications go to http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/vr/vrdappl.shtml.
A 24-hour automated telephone system is also available that provides detailed information. The number is (212) 788-4520.