A Certified Death Certificate or Transcript of Death can be issued to:
Ordering death certificates:
Certified death certificates can be ordered on a walk-in basis or by mail or fax. Please note, certificates ordered by mail or fax will be shipped First Class (regular) USPS mail, documents will not be faxed.
To order a certified death certificate by mail or fax:
Qualified applicants may:
- Print and complete the application for a certified death certificate.
- Compose a written request containing the following information:
Incomplete or ineligible requests will not be processed; fees are not refundable.
Routinely, certificates are processed and mailed within 2-4 business days.
Contact this office before attempting to use an express mail service as we cannot guarantee immediate processing, limitations and extra fees apply.
Mail requests to:
Chemung County Vital Records
P.O. Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902-0588
For international orders, please include a self-addressed, postage paid envelope.
Fax: 607-737-0437 please allow for transmittal time before calling. You must call this office to verify that your fax was received, is complete and legible, and to provide your credit/debit account information if not included on your application.
Call: 607-737-2018 between 9am and 11:30am or 1pm and 4pm (Easter Standard Time, Mon. thru Fri.)