Birth Certificate Verifications for New York City and New York State Government Agencies

The City's Office of Vital Records database is not accessible to other government agencies. 


New York City and State agency personnel can request verifications electronically. 

  • Send an email to the Department of Health at
  • Include the registrant's name, date of birth, mother's first and maiden name, and father's first and last name.
  • Enter "NYC verification" or "NYS verification" in the subject line.
  • Submit the request from an official email address.

You should receive the verification within 5 business days. You can email any questions to