Vital Statistics - Birth Records

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A certified copy of a birth certificate for a person born in Troy, NY can be obtained  from the Vital Records office. The office is located in Troy City Hall at 433 River Street. Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday excluding holidays. The telephone number is (518) 279-7309 or (518) 270-4587. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Who is eligible to obtain a birth certificate copy?

Birth records can only be released to:

  • The person on the birth certificate if over 18 years old
  • A parent listed on the birth certificate
  • A lawful representative or by court order

You must have proper identification to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate or the birth certificate of your children. A certified copy of a court order is required for children in your custody.

Birth and death records are NOT public records and their confidentiality is protected by New York State Public Health Law. Vital Records are not subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and are not subject to public inspection.

How to request a certified copy of a birth certificate

A person born in the City of Troy, NY may request a copy in person or mail a completed request form form to:

Troy City Hall
Attention: Vital Records
433 River Street
Troy, New York 12180

If mailing the request, please include a copy of your ID and the required fee.

Information required to obtain a birth certificate

  • Name at birth
  • Date of birth
  • Father's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Relationship of person making request
  • Purpose certificate is being requested

Identification requirements

  • Driver license
  • Non-driver license
  • Passport
  • Employment ID


The fee is $10 per copy. Total for one copy is $10. Total for two copies is $20, etc.