County Clerk:Vital Records

Vital Records

Office of the County Clerk
Bradford Kendall, County Clerk

Birth, death and marriage records are maintained in the offices of the City or Town where the birth, death or marriage occurred, as well as in the State Office of Vital Records.  The County Clerk's Office does have marriage certificates from 1907-1935 only.  There are no birth, death or marriage records in NYS prior to 1880.
For birth or death records, other than New York City, since 1880, the address is:
                                       Bureau of Vital Records
                                       State Department of Health
                                       Empire State Plaza
                                       Tower Building
                                       Albany, NY   12237








For marriage records, other than New York City, since 1915, the address is:
                                       Office of Vital Records
                                       State Department of Health
                                       Albany, NY   12208
                                       (518) 474-3077 or (518) 474-3038







For New York City records only:
                                       Bureau of Records and Statistics
                                       Department of Health of New York City
                                       125 Worth Street
                                       New York, NY   10013
                                       (212) 788-4520




For Wills and Probate records, contact:
                                       Surrogate Court
                                       10 Market Street
                                       Poughkeepsie, NY   12601
                                       (845) 431-1770









The County Clerk's Office can produce divorce certificates  that contain:

  • the names of both parties
  • index number
  • the date the judgement was filed in this office


The fee for this service is $5.00 




Bradford Kendall,County Clerk Bradford Kendall
County Clerk
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