Death Certificate

Death Certificates are available only to the immediate family.
The Town Clerk Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Three ways to obtain a death certificate:
You must have IDENTIFICATION:  Driver's License, Passport or Department of Motor Vehicle Non-Driver ID only.  Fee is $10.00.  We do not accept personal checks.
Fill out an application and mail along with a copy of your Identification and a $10.00 money order (no personal checks) to Town Clerk, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309. Please enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope.
For your convenience, you can process online requests using a credit card through an independent company with which we have partnered in order to provide this service (VitalChek Network, Inc.). The Town of Niskayuna Vital Records does not accept credit cards directly.
VitalChek can be reached through its website, An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service and debit cards and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, Master Card or Visa.


You will be asked to fax your driver's license with signature and date. Once the fax is received, death certificates will be sent within the week. Total fee for UPS overnight is $36. Total fee for regular mail is $17. You must choose either form of shipping from the drop down menu on the billing page.  Extra fees will apply for International shipping and weekend overnight shipping.