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 offers the convenience of ordering your record online.  You may submit your request through the VitalChek Network at  An additional fee will be charged by VitalChek for this service.  All major credit cards are accepted.