Obtaining Copies of Birth Certificates

Where do I obtain a birth certificate copy for someone born in New York State outside of New York City?

Who is eligible to obtain a birth certificate copy?

What is the fee for a birth certificate copy?

How long will it take?

How do I place an order for a birth certificate copy?

Identification Requirements:

Application must be submitted with copies of either A or B

  1. One (1) of the following forms of valid photo-ID

  1. Three (3) of the following showing the applicant's name and address

Send money order made out to the Town of Poughkeepsie for $10.00 and a letter with the birth name, date of birth, father's name, mother's name with maiden name, place of birth, and have signature on letter notarized. Also include a return address (no P.O. Box number) to:

Felicia Salvatore, Town Clerk
Town of Poughkeepsie
1 Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603

Remember, the signature on the letter must be notarized.