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.
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 take 6-8 weeks to process. Express shipping is not available.
(for birth and death certificates):
Express Mail (delivery in 2 to 3 days): add $20.00
Next Business Day Delivery: add $25.00
(no appointment necessary):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm