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:
- 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
- naturalization papers
- military identification