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A certified copy of a birth certificate for a person born in Troy, NY can be obtained from the Vital Records office either by coming in person or by mail. There is a $10 fee for each certified copy of a birth record. The office is located in Troy City Hall at 433 River Street. Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday excluding holidays. The telephone number is (518) 279-7309 or (518) 270-4587. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Who is eligible to obtain a birth certificate?

  • The person on the birth certificate if over 18 years old.
  • A parent of the person named on the birth certificate.
  • A person with a NYS court order.

You must have proper identification to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate or the birth certificate of your children. A certified copy of a court order is required for children in your custody.

Identification requirements - Application must be submitted with copies of

either A or B:

A. One of the following forms of valid photo-ID

  • Driver license
  • State issued non-driver photo-ID card
  • Passport
  • U.S. Military issued photo-ID
  • Employer's photo-ID card
  • Police report documenting the loss or theft of positive ID
B. Two of the following showing the applicant's name and address:
  • Utility or telephone bills
  • Letter from a government agency dated within the last six (6) months

What is the fee to obtain a birth certificate?

  • There is a fee of $10 per certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Fees are payable by cash, check, or money order to The City of Troy .
  • We do not accept payment by credit or debit card.

How to request a certified copy of a birth certificate

  • In person by coming in to our office in Troy City Hall; or
  • By mailing a completed application or a signed written request along with a photocopy of your ID and the fee to:

Troy City Hall

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