Monroe County, NY Vital Records

740 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14623
Michael D. Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS - Registrar
Frank Golisano, Deputy Registrar

Birth Certificates

Monroe County Vital Records issues only certified copies of birth certificates for persons born in Monroe County – Rochester, New York.

We issue two types of birth records:

Certified Transcript of Birth: **RECOMMENDED FOR PASSPORT/DRIVER’S LICENSE** Transcripts are issued to all persons over the age of 18 in New York State. The document includes parent's names and is valid for all forms of identification with the exception of dual citizenship.

Full Form: The full form of the birth record is always issued to minors. It is also available to anyone born after 1928. This record is a certified copy of the image stored on file with the state of New York. The images vary year to year and are hand written prior to 1965 in most cases. Quality of these records is not guaranteed. The record includes parent's names and time of birth. This record is valid for all forms of identification and is the only record accepted for dual citizenship.

Who Can Order Online? Only parents and child named on the record can order online. All other requests, please call 585-753-5141 for more information.

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Death Certificates

Monroe County Vital Records issues certified copies of Monroe County death certificates of individuals who died within Monroe County, which can typically be used to obtain death benefits, to claim insurance proceeds and for other legal purposes.

Who Can Order Online? Only a surviving spouse, parent, child or sibling can order online. Documentation of relationship may be required. All other requests, please call 585-753-5141 for more information.

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Funeral Directors

This option is ONLY for Funeral Homes having an existing billing account with Monroe County Vital Records. All others call 585-753-5141 for assistance.

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