Vital Statistics

Anyone interested in ordering a certified copy of a birth certificate during this time should either place their order online or email Vital Statistics.  If you are a funeral director and require immediate assistance please call 518-434-5045.  

Vital Statistics provides birth and death records for those events that occur in the City of Albany. Our records begin with September 1, 1870 and all records are maintained under guidelines and requirements of the New York State Department of Health.

The Registrar and other employees of Vital Statistics, in providing accurate and legal documents, deal with:

  • Funeral homes
  • Hospitals
  • Relatives
  • Social services agencies and others

The office also makes documented corrections to certificates, can issue various certificates upon proof of entitlement under New York State (NYS) Public Health law and also issues burial and disposition permits. Individuals needing copies of any of these certificates can obtain them by coming to City Hall and presenting the proper identification. 


  • $15.00 per copy for birth records
  • $15.00 per copy for death records 
  • $22.00 for each genealogy record

Birth and death records are NOT public records and their confidentiality is protected by New York State Public Health Law. Vital Records are not subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and are not subject to public inspection.