You can request a death certificate correction in person. An appointment is required.
Schedule an appointment.
What to Bring
- Completed Death Certificate Correction Application
- Current, signed photo ID
- Required documents (for some corrections, you must include both originals and copies)
- Credit or debit card, check, or money order for payment (if applicable)
There is a nonrefundable $40 processing fee per order for most types of corrections. The fee is the same even if you are correcting more than one type of information.
If you also want a copy of your corrected certificate sent to you, you must submit a payment of $55. It costs $15 for each copy you request.
Cash is not accepted. You can pay by:
- Credit or debit card
- Check or money order payable in U.S. dollars in the exact amount to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Location and Hours
The Corrections Unit is open from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 3:30 PM and located at:
125 Worth Street, Room 144
New York, NY 10013
Processing and Shipping
It takes 12 weeks to process the application. Delivery can take an additional 2 weeks.
The Office of Vital Records isn’t liable for items delayed or lost in the mail.
You can download the Death Certificate Correction Application in multiple languages online.
Get the application.
You can request a paper copy of the application by phone.