Birth Certificate Copies

To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate for someone born in the City of Newburgh, please note the following:

A copy of a birth certificate can be obtained from the City of Newburgh, only if you were born in the City of Newburgh.*

A copy of a birth certificate can be released only to the person listed on the certificate (must be 18 years or older), the parent or court-appointed legal guardian, or an attorney for a proper legal purpose.

To obtain a copy of a birth certificate, do the following:

  • Download application Form DOH-296A (PDF, 16KB).
  • Fill out the form.
  • Make a photocopy of your acceptable identification. The Office of the City Clerk considers the following to be acceptable forms of identification:
    • Driver's License

    • Police report of lost or stolen ID

    • Naturalization Papers

    • Military ID

    • Employer's Photo ID

    • Two utility bills, showing applicant's name and address

    • Non-driver's License

    • Passport

  • Mail the completed form, the copy of your identification, the $10.00 fee (per copy), and a stamped self-addressed envelope to the City Clerk's Office.
  • A certified copy of the birth certificate will be mailed to you within a few days.

* For other localities, you can obtain birth records at their local offices or through the New York State office of vital records: www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records