Obtaining a Copy of a Death Record
There are three (3) types of death documents permitted for issue by NYS Public Health
A photographic reproduction of the actual death certificate
A computer- generated or other reproduction of information
abstracted from the actual death certificate
A computer- generated or other reproduction of only the name
of the person to whom the death relates, the date, place of
death, and the filing date.
A Certified Copy or Certified Transcript of death can be issued to the spouse, parent
or child of the deceased; to a lawful representative of the spouse, parent or child of the
deceased; to a person requiring the record for legal right or claim; documented medical
need, by NYS Court order or to a government agency when needed for an official
A Certification of death can be issued to the spouse, parent or child of the deceased;
to a lawful representative of the spouse, parent or child of the deceased if and when
there is only need for documentation of death.
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 death, relationship to the decedent and reason
the death record is being requested.
* 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-294A (06/2005) - instructions