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New York City Vital Records


Birth | Death | Marriage | Divorce | Adoption

Address:
Division of Vital Records
New York City Department of Health
125 Worth Street, Box 4
New York, NY 10013
Phone:
(212) 788-4520

Remarks: Check or money order should be made payable to New York City Department of Health. Personal checks are accepted. Call or visit the Web site to verify current fees.

Web Site: New York City Vital Records


Event: Birth

Dates: From 1910 at city level, varies at borough level

Cost of copy: $15.00 (includes a 2-year search)

Comments: Office has birth records since 1910 for those occurring in the Boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. For birth records prior to 1910, write to Archives Division, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007.
Application for Birth Record from 1910 to present

* Birth records prior to 1910 are available through the municipal archives: Manhattan (from 1847), Brooklyn (from 1866), Bronx (from 1898), Queens (from 1898) and Richmond/Staten Island (from 1898).
Application for Birth Record prior to 1910

If you are looking for births in NY outside of New York City:
New York State Vital Records


Event: Death

Dates: From 1949

Cost of copy: $15.00 (includes a 2-year search)

Comments: Office has death records since 1949 for those occurring in the Boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. For death records prior to 1949, write to Archives Division, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007.
Application for Death Record

* Death records prior to 1949 are available through the municipal archives: Manhattan (from 1795, with a few gaps), Brooklyn (from 1847, with a few gaps), Bronx (from 1898), Queens (from 1898) and Richmond/Staten Island (from 1898).
Application for Death Record prior to 1949

If you are looking for deaths in NY outside of New York City:
New York State Vital Records


Event: Marriage

Dates: From 1930

Cost of copy: $15.00 (includes a 1-year search)

Comments: Marriage records since 1930 are available from the Office of the City Clerk for New York City or from the borough where the marriage took place:

Bronx Borough:
City Clerk's Office
1780 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10457

Brooklyn Borough:
City Clerk's Office
Municipal Building
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Manhattan Borough:
City Clerk's Office
Municipal Building
New York, NY 10007

Queens Borough:
City Clerk's Office
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11424

Staten Island Borough (no longer called Richmond):
City Clerk's Office
Staten Island Borough Hall
Staten Island, NY 10301


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Marriage records prior to 1930 are available through the municipal archives: Manhattan (from June 1847, with a few gaps), Brooklyn (from 1866), Bronx (from 1898), Queens (from 1898) and Richmond/Staten Island (from 1898).
Application for Marriage Records prior to 1930

If you are looking for births in NY outside of New York City:
New York State Vital Records


Event: Divorce

See New York State Vital Records

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