Birth Certificate Information

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.

Where do I mail the request?

Vital Records
Memorial City Hall
24 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021