Certificate of Residence

Students applying to Community Colleges: please refer to the Rensselaer County Finance Department for the Certificate of Residence (NYS Education Law 6305, Section 3). This is for all other students NOT attending HVCC. The correct building is 1600 7th Avenue – 4th Floor. Telephone (518) 270-2750

ATTENTION: Students with a valid New York State Driver’s License or ID dated one year ago or earlier, on which their address matches their billing address, need not obtain a Certificate of Residence. Instead, they must present their NYS Driver’s License at HVCC Cashier’s Office when paying their bill.

NOTE: THE TROY CITY CLERK’S OFFICE NO LONGER ISSUES CERTIFICATES OF RESIDENCE. If you are City of Troy resident and will be attending Hudson Valley Community College, please take your documentation to HVCC’s Cashier Office. For more information, please visit their website at: www.hvcc.edu/cashier/cor.html

If you will be attending any other school, please go to the Rensselaer County Office, located at 1600 7th Ave., 4th Floor – Finance Dept. There is no further reason to come to the City Clerk’s Office for this issue.