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Ordering Birth Certificates Online

Access to a fax machine or a scanner is required to order online.

Note: Only the individuals listed on the original birth certificate (mother, father or child) are authorized to request and receive certified copies of a birth certificate. The person (applicant) making the request must be one of the above.

To Order a Birth Certificate:

1. Complete the online request form (secure server). Please be sure to complete the applicant and mailing address portions. Please list your name at birth and your mother’s maiden name – not her married name. Incomplete applications may cause a delay in processing.

2. The fee is $30.00 for the first certified copy and $15.00 for each additional copy of the same certificate when ordered at the same time. Payment may be made by credit card only (VISA or Master Card). The credit card and the identification must be in the applicant’s name. The online payment system may not accept pre-paid credit cards.

3. Once you have placed your order, a signature verification sheet will be e-mailed to you. Please sign and date the signature verification sheet and return it with a copy of your signed identification by following the instructions below.

4. Examples of acceptable forms of identification are:

  • Photo driver license with signature
  • Non-driver photo license with signature
  • Passport with signature
  • Military ID with signature
  • Employer's photo ID with signature
  • Photo social services card with signature

If the identification you are submitting has your information on the front and your signature on the back, you must send a copy of both sides. Please make sure the copy is readable. Enlarging and lightening the image of your identification on the copier may help.

5. Fax your completed signature verification sheet and signed identification to (315) 435-3614, or scan and e-mail the documents to vsorders@ongov.net. A certificate will only be issued after both documents are received.

Express Mail (2 to 3 day delivery) is available for an additional $20.00. Next business day delivery is available for an additional $25.00. We must have your signed signature verification sheet and acceptable form of identification by 12:00pm EST for your order to be processed and shipped out on the same day. Non-expedited orders will be sent by US Mail, and take approximately 7-10 business days to be processed.


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