The Vital Records Office provides eligible applicants with copies of birth and death records that occurred in Monroe County from 1880 to the present. Click here to order a copy of a birth or death certificate online.
111 Westfall Road
Rochester, New York 14620
(585) 753-5961 (fax)
The Vital Records customer service lobby is open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.
Certified copies of birth and death records are processed while you wait and with few exceptions, take a matter of minutes. During peak business hours applicants may incur a longer waiting period. Genealogy requests may take four (4) to six (6) weeks to process.
Monroe County charges $30 per certified record. You may pay with cash, check, money order or credit card. Checks and Money Orders must be made payable to Monroe County Vital Records.
Applications made at the Vital Records Office must be accompanied by one (1) of the following:
If any of the above documents are not available two (2) of the following showing the applicants name and address must be provided:
~ Failure to provide necessary identification will result in the rejection of your application. ~
For important information about what records are available and who is eligible to receive copies of records, visit the following:
Information about the types of records available, limitations on availability, and an application form:
Genealogy copies are not available for same day pick up at the Vital Records Office. However, we can accept your payment and application at the counter. Your record will be mailed to you when the research has been completed.
We discourage third party pickups. If you are unable to come to our office yourself, we recommend that you order your certificate by mail or via the internet or telephone.
If you must have your record picked up by a third party, please follow these steps carefully:
Any discrepancies or a failure to fulfill all of the above requirements may cause the Vital Records office to be unable to issue the record to a third party.
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