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The Office of Vital Statistics maintains the records for all births and deaths that have taken place in Onondaga County for the past 150 years. The Office provides Acknowledgements of Parentage, birth and death certificates by request. We also offer genealogical research.

Requests for certified copies of birth and death records can be made by mail, fax, online or by visiting the office. The proper ID and application is required for ALL requests.

The fee for a birth or death certificate is $30.00. Additional copies of the same certificate are $15.00 each, when ordered at the same time. Requests for genealogy research can only be made by mail at this time. The fee is based on the number of years searched and is non-refundable. Current processing for genealogy requests is eight (8) weeks and priority/overnight shipping is not available.

Express Shipping (for birth and death certificates):

Priority Mail (USPS delivery 2 to 3 business days): add $20.00
Next Business Day (UPS delivery): add $25.0

Individuals seeking a pre-adoption birth certificate should apply through the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records. Visit the NYSDOH website for more information and to place an order for a pre-adoption certificate.


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Office of Vital Statistics
421 Montgomery Street
Civic Center Suite 20
Syracuse, New York 13202
Phone (315) 435-3241
Fax (315) 435-3614

Office Hours

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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