Birth Records

If you were born in the City of Canandaigua or are the parent of a child born in the City of Canandaigua, you may obtain a certified copy of the birth certificate by following the procedures either online or in person:  

Online information

You can apply online here to either have your birth certificate sent to you or to pick up in our office!  Application for a Birth Record

If applying for the certificate through the online link, please include a Money Order for $15 per copy requested as the application indicates and have the check can be made payable to the City of Canandaigua, referencing your receipt number from your online application.  

Please mail your request to:

City Clerk's Office
City Hall - Attn: City Clerk
2 North Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424

In Person information

You can apply in person at the City Clerk's Office during office hours which are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday or you can apply online here to come to City Hall and pick up your copy.  In Person Birth Certificate Application.  The fee for a certified copy is $10. We accept cash, checks or credit/debit cards (with a 3% fee) at the office.   

Any questions, please email Erin VanDamme, City Clerk or call 585-337-2169.

Adoption information

Adoption Registry

If you are adopted, or if you placed a child for adoption, or if you are the biological sibling of an adopted person, you may wish to learn more about your birth family. The New York State Health Department's Adoption Registry can help and even facilitate a reunion.

The New York State Department of Health Adoption Information Registry is the only official registry for people born or adopted in New York State. We are the only registry authorized to access sealed information. We advise you not to share your confidential information and documents with outside entities.