Death Records

The City of Canandaigua has death records of anyone who died within the City of Canandaigua. Certified copies may be obtained by parent, spouse, child or sibling by following the procedure listed as follows:

Apply in person at the City Clerk's Office during office hours, 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The fee for a certified copy is $10 per copy requested. or send a written request using the form below which should include the following:

  • Decedent's Name
  • Date of Death
  • Your relationship to decedent
  • Copy of identification - such as driver's license

If applying for the certificate by mail, please include a Money Order for $15 per copy requested, your identification and the check can be made payable to the City of Canandaigua.

Please mail your request to:

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

Important Note

Family relationship may need to be verified - for example, a daughter requesting a copy of her father's death certificate would also need to provide a copy of her birth certificate showing her father's name.

Death records are also available to attorneys or for any lawful legal purpose which must be verified through documentation. Please reach out to the City Clerk for more information.

For all other questions, please contact the City Clerk, email Erin VanDamme or call 585-337-2169

For your convenience, the application form below may be downloaded and printed. However, it is not possible to apply online. Applications and supporting documentation must be mailed or brought to the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. All original documentation received by mail will be returned with your requested paperwork.

View the Application for Copy of Death Record (Fill-in Form) (XLS).

View the Application for Copy of Death Record (PDF).