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Welcome to the Office of Vital Statistics

The Office of Vital Statistics keeps records of all births and deaths that take place in Onondaga County. The Office provides birth and death certificates by request and can also perform genealogical research.

Requests for certified copies of birth and death records can be made by mail, fax, online or by visiting the office. Proper ID is required. 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. Regular mail requests will take about 7-10 business days. Express shipping is available for an additional fee.

The Office of Vital Statistics has begun to process existing genealogy requests in the order in which they were received. New requests will not be accepted until further notice. When this service fully resumes, requests for genealogy can be made in person or by mail. The fee is based on the number of years searched and is non-refundable. Genealogy requests may take up to 12-16 weeks to process. Express shipping is not available.

Express Shipping (for birth and death certificates):
Express Mail (delivery in 2 to 3 days): add $20.00
Next Business Day Delivery: add $25.00

Office Hours (no appointment necessary):
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Individuals seeking a pre-adoption birth certificate should apply through the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records. Visit https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/preadoption.htm  for more information and to place an order for a pre-adoption certificate.



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Office of Vital Statistics

421 Montgomery Street
Room 20, Civic Center Basement Level
Syracuse, New York 13202

Phone (315) 435-3241
Fax (315) 435-3614


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