Death Certificate Requests


Only surviving spouse, children, parents and siblings of the deceased are entitled to copies of death certificates. 
If a parent is divorced or was never married to the deceased, he/she can obtain the death certificate on behalf of the child of the deceased if the child is under 18 years of age.  You must provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate.  The birth certificate should reflect your name as well as the name of the deceased parent in order for you to obtain a copy of the death certificate.

Death Certificate requests in person
The person requesting a death certificate must complete a death certificate application and have one of the following current official identification:  
  •U.S. Driver's License 
  •Non-driver’s photo ID (issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles) 
  •Additional proof of relationship to deceased is required for children and siblings:
  ◦For children: long form birth certificates showing deceased parents’ name(s)
  ◦For siblings: long form birth certificates showing their parents’ name(s)

Death Certificate requests by mail
The person requesting a death certificate may either send a completed death certificate application or a written letter with the following information included:
  •Name of the deceased
  •Date of death
  •Your Signature must be notarized
  •Photo Identification: U.S. Driver’s License, DMV Non- Driver’s photo ID or Passport
  •For children and siblings, see additional proof of relationship requirements above
  •A stamped, self-addressed envelope

Death Certificate by Attorneys
 Attorneys representing an estate of a deceased individual may obtain copies upon providing a written letter on the law firm letterhead stating the reason for the request.  Enclose your letter, the death certificate application, fee and a self-addressed, stamped envelope if by mail.
 Death Certificate Application 
Fee: $10 per copy 
 Payment Options   

Mail your request with the appropriate fee to:

New Rochelle City Hall
 City Clerk's Office
 515 North Ave.
 New Rochelle, NY 10801

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