Vital Statistics - Birth Records

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A certified copy of a birth record for a person born in the City of Troy, New York can be requested by mail or in person by coming to Troy City Hall. Birth records can only be released to the person themselves if over 18 years old, a parent listed on the birth record, a lawful representative or by court order.

You must have proper identification to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate or the birth certificate of your children. A certified copy of a court order is required for children in your custody.

Birth and death records are NOT public records and their confidentiality is protected by New York State Public Health Law. Vital Records are not subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and are not subject to public inspection.

Information required to obtain a birth record:

  1. Name at birth
  2. Date of birth
  3. Father's name
  4. Mother's maiden name
  5. Relationship of person making request
  6. Purpose certificate is being requested

Identification Requirements:

  • Driver license
  • Non-driver license
  • Passport
  • Employment ID

The fee for each certified copy is $10 except for genealogy.

Mail requests should be sent to:

Vital Records
Troy City Hall
433 River Street
Troy, New York 12180

Note: Please include a copy of your ID and the fee for certificate(s)


Download Birth Record Request Form | PDF