Who may obtain a birth certificate?
A child (must be at least 18 years of age), parents of child, their legal representative or a government agency may obtain a birth certificate.
What are the acceptable forms of identification when requesting a birth certificate?
Acceptable forms of identification when requesting a birth certificate include a valid driver’s license, a valid non-driver’s license, a valid passport, naturalization papers, military ID, employer’s photo ID, two current utility bills, showing applicant’s name and address, police report (of stolen ID).
What is the fee for a certified copy of a birth certificate?
There is a $10.00 fee per certified copy of a birth certificate.
Who may obtain a death certificate?
Parents of the deceased, a sibling of the deceased, a child of the deceased or a surviving spouse (if listed on death certificate) may obtain a death certificate.
What are the acceptable forms of identification when requesting a death certificate?
For parents or a surviving spouse, government-issued ID or a passport are acceptable forms of identification when requesting a death certificate. For a child or a sibling, a birth certificate or marriage license with government issued ID are acceptable forms of ID when requestig a death certificate.
What is the fee for a certified copy of a death certificate?
There is a $10.00 fee per certified copy of a death certificate.
What is the processing time for birth and death certificate applications?
Pending approval of an application for a birth or death certificate, a request will be processed and mailed in one to two business days if using regular mail.
May I request expedited shipping?
Yes. Expedited shipping is available with the use of a major credit card. The total fee is $33.50, which includes 1 certificate, UPS Shipping & a vital chek service charge.
What are acceptable forms of payment?
Acceptable forms of payment include cash, money order, local check (made payable to Hempstead Town Clerk) or credit card ($6 Vital chek Fee).
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our staff at (516) 812-3142.