Town of Cortland, NY

March 24, 2017
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Requirements for Certified Copies of Death Certificates:

Death Certificates can only be obtained by:

1) Spouse, parent or child of the deceased.
2) A lawful representative of the spouse, parent or child of the deceased
3) Funeral Home
4) A person requiring the record for a documented legal right or claim.  This is established on the basis of documentation that the requestor has a legal need for the copy of the death certificate.
5) A municipal, state or federal agency when needed for official purposes.

They can be obtained in person with identification (Driver's License), or by mail.

If requesting a death certificate by mail, the person must include: 
                             a.  Money Order or personal checks (do not accept out of State checks)                                       $10 per copy payable to Town of Cortlandt 

                             b.  Notarized Letter stating reason for request and relationship to person.

Please Note:  Death Certificate's are not public record.

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