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Death Certificates
How to Obtain a Death Certificate
Certified copies of a death certificate may be obtained from the Registrar, provided the death occurred within the Town of Smithtown.

Specific standards for the release of death certificate copies have been established. The new law specifically states that death certificates are not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Copies may be issued:

  • Upon request of the spouse, children, sibling or parents of the deceased or the lawful representative of such persons.
    • In addition to presenting a required form of identification, proper documentation is necessary to prove your relationship to the deceased;
  • When a documented medical need has been determined;
  • When a documented legal need has been demonstrated;
  • Upon request by a municipal, state or federal agency for official purpose
  • By a court order, showing necessity.

Required Identification

  • Driver's License
  • Military ID
  • Non-Driver's ID
  • Passport


Proof of Relationship
  • Birth Certificate with parents names listed
  • Baptismal Certificate with parents names listed
  • Marriage Certificate or Marriage License with parents names listed

Note
: Failure to include the required identification and/or documentation will result in rejection of your application.

A request can be made in person or to request by mail, fill out the application form, enclose the proper identification and documents along with a money order made payable to the Town of Smithtown.

Fee - $10.00 per Transcript

Personal checks are not accepted. We accept cash, credit and debit at the counter. An additional convenience fee will be applied to all credit/debit transactions.

Need It Faster
The Town of Smithtown Vital Records does not accept online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process an online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached either through its website, vitalcheck.com, or by phone at 1-800-255-2414. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®. 

Office Hours - M-F 9am-5pm
July-August - M-F 9am-4pm

Vincent Puleo

Town Clerk / Registrar
Email the Town Clerk

Susan DeHaven
Deputy Town Clerk I
Deputy Registrar

Regina Burke
Deputy Town Clerk II

99 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 646
Smithtown, NY 11787-0646

Ph: (631) 360-7620
Fax: (631) 360-7692