A. WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN A DEATH CERTIFICATE COPY?
- The spouse, parent or child of the deceased
- Other persons who have a documented lawful right or claim; documented medical need; New York City Court Order
B. WHAT IS A LAWFUL RIGHT OR CLAIM?
If the applicant is not the spouse, parent or child of the deceased, a lawful right or claim must be documented. A death record needed by the applicant to claim a benefit, would be an example of a lawful right or claim. Documentation would consist of an official letter from the agency verifying that to process the claim they require from the applicant a copy of the requested death record.
C. COMPLETE DEATH CERTIFICATE APPLICATION
The Death Certificate Application must be completed and signed.
- Click here for Death Certificate Application and Requirements
D. IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
The Death Certificate Application must be submitted with copies of either from 1 or 2:
- Valid photo-ID:
- Driver license
- Non-Driver Photo-ID Card
- Employment ID
- Two of the following showing the applicant's name and address:
- Utility or telephone bills
- Letter from a government agency dated within the last six (6) months
E. SERVICE & RETURN SHIPPING FEES
The fee is $16.00 per death certificate copy by check or money order payable to N.Y.C. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
It's Easy, Inc. service fee of $105 can be paid by money order or personal checks (no starter checks).
The Shipping fees are $25.00 for Overnight Delivery or $35.00 for Saturday Delivery
You may also pick-up your document(s) in person.
F. SHIP DOCUMENTS to IT'S EASY, INC.
Ship the following via Fedex, UPS, or DHL only:
- Identification Requirements
- Death Certificate Application
- Payment to "N.Y.C. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene" ($16.00 per copy)
- Payment to "It's Easy, Inc." ($105)
- You may deliver the documents in person.
Please ship your package via Fedex Priority Overnight, UPS Next Day, DHL Next Day 10:30 am or DHL Same Day service only. Do not use U.S. Postal Service Express Mail to ship the items listed above.
Ship everything to:
It's Easy Inc.
Attn: Legal Documents Department
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
or deliver the above items in person to the office.