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Resources — New York City


Updated: August 2002


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document Vital Records

Office has birth records since 1910 and death records since 1949 for those occurring in the Boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. For birth records prior to 1910 and death records prior to 1949, write to Archives Division, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007.

Birth and Death Records

On the Internet: New York City Department of Health.
Call (212) 788-4520 for information on record lookup fees. A 24-hour automated telephone system is available that provides detailed information.
Write to:
Division of Vital Records
New York City Department of Health
125 Worth Street, Box 4
New York, NY 10013

Marriage and Divorce Records

Records from 1847 to 1865. Archives Division, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007, except Brooklyn records for this period, which are filed with County Clerk's Office, Kings County, Supreme Court Building, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Records from 1866 to 1907. City Clerk's Office in borough where marriage was performed. Records from 1908 to May 12, 1943. New York City residents write to City Clerk's Office in the borough of bride's residence; nonresidents write to City Clerk's Office in borough where license was obtained. Records since May 13, 1943. City Clerk's Office in borough where license was issued. For divorce records, see New York state.

Call (212) 788-4520. A 24-hour automated telephone system is available that provides detailed information.
Write to:
Bronx Borough:
City Clerk's Office
1780 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10457
Queens Borough:
City Clerk's Office
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Brooklyn Borough:
City Clerk's Office
Municipal Building
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Staten Island Borough (no longer called Richmond):
City Clerk's Office
Staten Island Borough Hall
Staten Island, NY 10301
Manhattan Borough:
City Clerk's Office
Municipal Building
New York, NY 10007
 
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