Death Certificates

Death Certificates

Copies of Death Certificates are available through the Town Clerks Office. If the death occurred in the Town of West Seneca, one of the following must make the request:

  • spouse
  • parent
  • sibling 18 years or older
  • adult child of deceased
  • other persons who demonstrate a lawful right or claim

Please note: The requesting relative must bring their own Birth Certificate to show proof of relationship to the deceased.

What is a lawful right or claim?

If the applicant is not the spouse, parent, child or sibling of the decedent, a lawful right or claim would be a death record needed by the applicant to claim a benefit. Documentation would consist of an official letter from the agency verifying that to process the claim they require from the applicant a copy of the requested death record.

Proof of identification and a $10.00 fee per copy are required to recieve the certificate. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • drivers license or NYS non-driver identification card
  • passport
  • naturalization papers
  • military identification