Town Clerk/Registrar of Vital Statistics
1 Heady St
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

The Town Clerk's Office maintains records for all births, deaths and marriages that occurred within the Town Of Cortlandt, beginning in 1881. This includes birth and death records from Peekskill Hospital/New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital beginning June 4, 1966.

Please note - while we use the State Genealogy Form, your application and fees should be sent directly to the Cortlandt Town Clerk for records in that jurisdiction. For records in other jurisdictions, please visit the New York State Department of Health Website.




Uncertified copies of the following types of records can be provided for genealogy research purposes:

  • Birth certificates - if on file for at least 75 years and the person whose name is on the birth certificate is known to be deceased.
  • Death certificates - if on file for at least 50 years.
  • Marriage certificates - if on file for at least 50 years and both spouses are known to be deceased.

Are the time periods ever waived?

The time periods are waived for direct-line descendants. A direct line descendant is a person in the direct line of descent, i.e., the child, grandchild, great grandchild of the person whose record is requested. The direct-line descendant applicant must provide the following:

  • Proof of their relationship to the person whose record they are requesting.
  • Proof of the death of the person whose birth certificate they are requesting.
  • Proof of the death of both spouses whose marriage certificate they are requesting.

Processing Times

  • The processing of Genealogy Requests take approximately 1 month.