Town of Cortland, NY

May 28, 2017
6:15 PM

Town Clerk  
Death Certificates   
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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: 

  1. Money Order or personal checks (do not accept out of State checks)                                      
  2. $10 per copy payable to Town of Cortlandt 
  3. Notarized Letter stating reason for request and relationship to person.


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


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