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How do I obtain a birth certificate?

Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to obtain a birth certificate copy?
  • The person named on the birth certificate
  • A parent of the person named on the birth certificate (requesting parent's name must be on the birth certificate)
  • Only by order of a New York State Court may a spouse, child or other persons obtain a copy of a birth certificate
  • For more information go to: NYS Department of Health
Can I obtain a copy of a birth certificate online?
  • Yes!  Go to VitalChek  and follow the instructions.    
What kind of identification do I need?
     One of the following:
  • Driver's License Photo ID  
  • Non-Driver's Photo ID Card
  • Passport
  • Employment Photo ID
What if I do not have any of those forms of ID?
You will need to provide two of the following that have your current name and address on them:
  • Utility or telephone bills
  • Letter from a government agency dated within the last six (6) months
What is the fee?
  • The fee is $10.00 for each copy and may be paid by a personal check, or a money order made payable to the City of Auburn.
Download a request form

Mail to:
Vital Records
City Clerk's Office
Memorial City Hall
24 South Street
Auburn, NY  13021

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24 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021
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