Birth, Death and Marriage Records

Birth Records:

 

Who is eligible to obtain a birth certificate copy?

  • The person named on the birth certificate.
  • A parent of the person named on the birth certificate (requesting parent's name must be on birth certificate).
  • Only by order of a New York State Court may a spouse, child or other persons obtain a copy of a birth certificate.

 To obtain a copy in person:

  • Bring a completed and signed Application for Copy of Birth Record Form to the City Clerk’s office: 1 West Chester Street, Room 307, Long Beach, NY 11561.
  • Payment of $10.00 per copy.  Cash and money orders (payable to City Of Long Beach), and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted for payment. 
  • One of the following forms of valid photo ID:

·        Drivers license

·        Non-Driver Photo ID Card

·        Valid Passport

·        Other government issued photo ID

 

Please Note: Failure to include necessary identification will result in rejection of your application.

 

To make a request by mail:

  • Enclose a money order for $10.00 for each copy made payable to City Of Long Beach.  Do not send cash.
  • A completed and signed Application for Copy of Birth Record Form. Your signature MUST be notarized!
  • A copy of the applicant’s driver's license with his/her current name and address along with his/her relationship to the person named on the certificate
  • If the applicant's return address is a Post Office Box, with no street address, or the return address is to a third party, a notarized signed consent of the person named on the birth certificate or other person eligible to obtain the copy is always required.
  • If the applicant's name has changed since birth (i.e. name change from marriage, etc) you must supply proof of name change (marriage certificate, court order, etc)
  • Send application to:

City Of Long Beach

City Clerk

1 W. Chester Street

Long Beach, NY 11561

 

On the web:

 

Records are available online from the New York State Vital Records Web page.

 

 

Death Records:

 

Who is eligible to obtain a death certificate copy?

  • The spouse, parent, child or sibling* of the deceased
  • Other persons who have a:
    • documented lawful right or claim
    • documented medical need
    • New York State Court Order

What is a lawful right or claim?

If the applicant is not the spouse, parent or child of the decedent, a lawful right or claim must be documented. An example of a lawful right or claim would be a death record needed by the applicant to claim a benefit. Documentation would consist of an official letter from the agency verifying that to process the claim they require from the applicant a copy of the requested death record.

 

To obtain a copy in person:

  • Bring a completed and signed Application for Copy of Death Record Form to the City Clerk’s office: 1 West Chester Street, Room 307, Long Beach, NY 11561.
  • Payment of $10.00 per copy.  Cash and money orders (payable to City Of Long Beach), and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted for payment. 
  • One of the following forms of valid photo-ID:

·        Driver license

·        Non-Driver Photo ID Card

·        Valid Passport

·        Other government issued photo ID

 

Please Note: Failure to include necessary identification will result in rejection of your application.

 

To make a request by mail:

  • Enclose a money order for $10.00 for each copy made payable to City Of Long Beach.  Do not send cash.
  • A completed and signed Application for Copy of Death Record Form. Your signature MUST be notarized!
  • A copy of the applicant’s driver's license with his/her current name and address along with his/her relationship to the person named on the certificate.  * For a child or sibling, please include a copy of your Birth Certificate or Marriage record showing the parental relationship to the deceased.  
  • Send application to:

City Of Long Beach

City Clerk

1 W. Chester Street

Long Beach, NY 11561

 

On the web:

 

Records are available online from the New York State Vital Records Web page.

 

Marriage Records:

 

Who is eligible to obtain a marriage certificate copy?

  • The spouses named on the certificate 
  • Other persons who have a:
    • documented judicial or other proper purpose
    • New York State Court Order

What is a judicial or other proper purpose?

If the applicant is not a spouse, a judicial or other proper purpose must be documented. An example of a judicial or other proper purpose would be a marriage record needed by the applicant to claim a benefit. Documentation would consist of an official letter from the agency verifying that to process the claim they require from the applicant a copy of the requested marriage record.

 

To obtain a copy in person:

  • Bring a completed and signed Application for Copy of Marriage Record to the City Clerk’s office: 1 West Chester Street, Room 307, Long Beach, NY 11561.
  • Payment of $10.00 per copy.  Cash and money orders (payable to City Of Long Beach), and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted for payment. 
  • One of the following forms of valid photo-ID:

·        Drivers license

·        Non-Drivers Photo ID Card

·        Valid Passport

·        Other government issued photo ID

 

Please Note: Failure to include necessary identification will result in rejection of your application.

 

To make a request by mail:

  • Enclose a money order for $10.00 for each copy made payable to City Of Long Beach.  Do not send cash.
  • A completed and signed Application for Copy of Marriage RecordYour signature MUST be notarized!
  • A copy of the applicant’s driver's license with his/her current name and address.
  • Send application to:

City Of Long Beach

City Clerk

1 W. Chester Street

Long Beach, NY 11561

 

On the web:

 

Records are available online from the New York State Vital Records Web page.