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Copies of Death Certificates

A Certified Copy or a Certified Transcript of a death certificate may be issued:

  • To a person with a New York State Court Order issued on a showing of necessity
  • To the spouse, parent, child or sibling of the deceased
  • To the lawful representative of the spouse, parent or child of the deceased
  • To a person requiring the record for a documented legal right or claim
  • To a person requiring the record for a documented medical need
  • To a municipal, state or federal agency when needed for official purposes

Those falling into categories 1, 4 or 5 will not physically possess the record. The record will be sent from the Town Clerk’s Office directly to the agency requiring the record.

To request a search and certified copies

  • Applicant will fill out the DOH-294A (Application to Local Registrar for Copy of Death Record). For records of deaths that occurred after 1/1/1988, the applicant will need to specify whether he or she is requesting the copies with or without the confidential cause of death.
  • Applicant will need to provide a current government issued photo ID
  • The fee for certified copies of death certificates is $10.00 per copy. Make checks payable to “Town of Wappinger”
  • If requested by mail, the applicant should also write a brief request for the copy with a notarized signature

Click here for Application to Local Registrar for Copy of Death Record

Joseph P. Paoloni, Wappinger Town Clerk

Contact Us

Cooper M. Leatherwood, Deputy Town Clerk
Lauren T. Kalmancy, Deputy Town Clerk
Grace Robinson, Deputy Town Clerk

20 Middlebush Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: (845) 297-5771
Fax: (845) 298-1478
Email: jpaoloni@townofwappinger.us

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