Obtaining a Copy of a Birth Record
There are three (3) types of birth documents permitted for issue by NYS Public Health
A photographic reproduction of the actual birth certificate
A computer- generated or other reproduction of information
abstracted from the actual birth certificate
A computer- generated or other reproduction of only the name
of the person to whom the birth relates, the date, place of birth,
and the filing date.
A Certified Copy or Certified Transcript of birth can be issued to the person on the
birth record if eighteen years of age or older, to his/ her parents, a lawful representative
or lawful representative of his/ her parents or by NYS Court order.
A Certification of birth can be obtained by the person under 18 years of age if named
on the birth record or by a person who can demonstrate that the record is required for a
judicial or other proper purpose.
Forward Mail Requests To:
Registrar - Town of North Hempstead
200 Plandome Road P. O. Box 3000
Manhasset, New York 11030
Include a Stamped, Self-addressed envelope with:
1. A $10 Money Order for each copy ordered.
2. A Photo copy of the requestor’s Identification. (State Motor Vehicle
Driver’s license, Non-Driver I D, Passport or other birth related I D)
3. Give name, date or birth, name of parents including
mother's maiden name of the person for whom the birth record is being
* In addition to the requirements above: Send request via FEDEX, USPS,
UPS or other overnight carrier and include a pre-paid, self-addressed
return envelop and applicable pick-up charges. (Example, UPS charges $
6.95 for pick-up of all pre-paid envelops & packages)
DOH-296A (06/2005) - instructions