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.
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 VitalChek.com. An additional fee will be charged by VitalChek for this service. All major credit cards are accepted.