Birth records may be requested by the person named on the record if they are over the age of 18, or by the parents of a child, a legal representative or government agency.
Applicants should bring the completed Application to Local Registrar for Copy of Birth Record form, along with proper identification, proof of need, and the appropriate fee to Town Clerk's office.
Types of acceptable identification include: valid driver's license, valid non-driver's license, valid passport, naturalization papers, military ID, employer's photo ID, two current utility bills showing applicant's name and address, a police report of stolen ID.
There is a $10.00 fee per certified copy of a birth certificate. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, money order, local check or credit card (a $6 VitalChek service fee applies for all credit card transactions). Please make checks or money orders payable to Hempstead Town Clerk.
Pursuant to New York State Public Health Law 4138-E, effective January 15, 2020, adoptees who are 18 years of age or older may now request a pre-adoption birth certificate.
We want to ensure that you receive your pre-adoption birth certificate as expeditiously as possible. With that goal in mind, we suggest that you apply directly through the NYS Department of Health as local registrars may not be able to confirm information required to issue pre-adoption certificates.
As always, feel free to contact the Hempstead Town Clerk’s Office at 516-812-3142 if you have any questions or concerns.