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Vital Records

Jacqueline Caferro Registrar

Colleen Mure Deputy Registrar

714 Ridge Rd. Rm 215 Lackawanna NY 14218

716-827-6431  Fax 716-827-6453     vitalrecords@lackny.com

The Vital Records Department Issues all Birth, Death and Marriage Licenses



Birth Certificates


A certified birth certificate can only be issued to the person on the birth certificate   or parent of the person on the birth certificate. Only by order of a New York State Court may a spouse, child   or other person obtain the certificate. Vital Records only has birth certificates for persons born in Our Lady of Victory Hospital. To obtain a birth certificate, you need to supply your birth name, mother's maiden name, fathers name and date of birth, along with a copy of your driver's license or two picture identifications. Cost is $10.00 per certificate. To secure a birth certificate via postal mail, the address is:


Vital Records

714 Ridge Road - Room 215

Lackawanna, New York 14218



Birth Certificates Form



Death Certificates


A certified death certificate can only be issued to the spouse, parent, sibling or child of the deceased, persons with a New York State Court order or persons requiring the record for a legal, medical, or one needed for official purposes by State or Federal agencies. Only persons who expired in Our Lady of Victory Hospital or at home within the city limits would have a death certificate on file. Cost is $10.00 per certificate, except for genealogy. Out of State Applicants must pay in the form of money order or cashiers check. No personal out of state checks accepted. To secure a death certificate via postal mail, the address is:



Vital Records

714 Ridge Road - Room 215

Lackawanna, New York 14218



Death Certificates Form


Marriage Licenses


Persons over the age of 18 may apply for a marriage license without parental consent. The couple must appear in person with proper identification (birth certificate and/or original baptismal certificate and driver's  license and/or passport) to apply for the marriage license. Marriage licenses must be obtained at least 24 hours before the marriage ceremony can take place per New York State Law and the license expires in 60 days. You can apply for a marriage license anywhere in New York State  as long  as you are getting married in New York State. The cost of the marriage license is $40.00


Vital Records

714 Ridge Road - Room 215

Lackawanna, New York 14218


Getting Married in New York State


Marriage Certificates


Certifications of marriage can only be done if the couple originally obtained their marriage license in the City of Lackawanna. The cost of the marriage certificate is $10.00


Marriage Certificates Form