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Death Records are considered confidential by New York State Law and are available to the spouse, parent, or adult child of the decedent; someone who can demonstrate a legal claim; Veterans Administration Hospitals; federal agencies for official purposes; New York State agencies for official purposes; and someone who can demonstrate an official medical need. If the decedent died in the Village of Johnson City, N.Y., the record is on file in our office.
You may obtain a copy of a Death Record either in person or by mail. Complete the application in the link below. Print the form and follow the instructions below to mail the application or bring the completed form in person to the address below.
In Person Drop Off:
Bring the completed application, photo identification of yourself (see forms of ID accepted below), and the $10 fee (cash, certified check, or money order) for each record.
By Mail – Send the Following:
- The completed application
- A photocopy of one of the following forms of identification:
- Driver’s License, Non-driver’s license, Passport, Naturalization Papers, Military ID, Employer’s Photo ID, Two utility bills showing applicant’s name & address, Police report of lost or stolen ID (records will not be issued unless one of the above types of identification is enclosed).
- Remit the required fee of $10 per certificate in the form of a money order or certified check only, made payable to “The Village of Johnson City, NY”. (Sorry, we DO NOT accept personal checks – DO NOT send cash or stamps).
Mail to:Office of the Village Clerk 243 Main Street, Johnson City, N.Y. 13790 (607) 798-7861
Village Office243 Main Street
Johnson City, NY 13790