A certified copy of a death certificate may be issued to:
- The spouse, parent or child of the deceased;
- The lawful representative of the spouse, parent, or child of the deceased;
- A person requiring the record for a documented medical need;
- A municipal, state or federal agency when needed for official purposes
- A person with a New York State Court Order issued on a showing of necessity.
There is a $10 fee for a certified copy of a death certificate.