Birth Certificates

How to Obtain a Copy of Your Birth Certificate

If a birth occurred within the Town of Smithtown, a certified copy may be obtained from the Registrar located in the Town Clerk's Office.

A certified copy of a birth certificate may be issued only to:

  • The person named on the birth certificate, if 18 years of age or older
  • The parents of the person named on the birth certificate
  • The lawful representative of the person named or the parents of the person named on the birth certificate
  • A municipal, state or federal agency when needed for official purpose
  • A person with a New York State Court Order

Required Identification

  • Driver’s License
  • Military ID
  • Non-Driver's ID
  • Passport
  • Police Report of Lost or Stolen ID

If the applicant’s last name on the identification differs from the information on the certificate, a copy of a marriage license or proof of a legal name change must be provided.

Note: Failure to include the required identification and necessary documentation will result in rejection of your application.

A request can be made in person or to request by mail, fill out the application form, enclose a copy of one of the acceptable forms of identification and necessary documentation along with a money order made payable to the Town of Smithtown.

Fee - $10 per transcript

Note: Personal checks are not accepted. We accept cash, credit and debit at the counter. An additional convenience fee will be applied to all credit / debit transactions.

Need It Faster

The Town of Smithtown offers the convenience of ordering your record online.  You may submit your request through the VitalChek Network at  An additional fee will be charged by VitalChek for this service.  All major credit cards are accepted.