Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

The Community Action Center is currently working remotely and will answer any questions or concerns regarding Certificate of Residency:

By Email

By Phone

(212) 669-2784

If you are a college student attending a two-year community college outside the five boroughs, you may be required to provide a proof of residency under the State Education law.

You must apply to the Office of the City Comptroller by submitting a notarized affidavit and two proofs of identification. Acceptable forms of identification include a voter registration card and copies of both the State and City tax returns.

More information about the application process is available online.

Learn more about the Certificate of Residence.

Download the application.

Further Assistance

You can get more information and assistance by phone.

  • Agency: Comptroller
  • Division: Community Action Center
  • Phone Number: (212) 669-3916
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

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