Who is eligible to obtain a death certificate copy?
The spouse, parent or child of the deceased
Other persons who have a:
- Documented lawful right or claim
- Documented medical need
What is a lawful right or claim?
If the applicant is not the spouse, parent or child of the decedent, a lawful right or claim must be documented. An example of a lawful right or claim would be a death record needed by the applicant to claim a benefit. Documentation would consist of an official letter from the agency verifying that to process the claim they require from the applicant a copy of the requested death record.
Identification Requirements - application must be submitted with copies of either A or B:
A. One (1) of the following forms of valid photo-ID:
Non-Driver Photo-ID Card
Employment Photo ID
B. Two (2) of the following showing the applicant's name and address:
Utility or telephone bills
Letter from a government agency dated within the last six (6) months
What is the fee for a death certificate copy?
- The fee is $10.00 per death certificate copy (we accept personal checks or money orders made payable to Vital Records)
Where do I mail the request?
Memorial City Hall
24 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021
To print a death certificate request form click on the following link: