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.

You can get more information on the application process.

By Email



Learn more about the Certificate of Residence.

Download the application.

By Phone

You can get more information and assistance by phone.

  • Agency: Comptroller
  • Division: Residency Certificate
  • Phone Number: (212) 669-2784
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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