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Certificate of Residence

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Please read the following information carefully before downloading an application at the bottom of this page. Note that town and city clerks can only certify for residents of that municipality!  Albany County staff in Room 117 of the Albany County Office Building at 112 State Street, Albany can certify for any County resident.

Acceptable Identification Documents

US Citizens

  • Drivers license
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Official business mail
  • W-2 of previous year
  • NYS TAP information
  • Car registration
  • Rent receipt
  • Tax bill
  • High school transcript
  • Bank statement
  • Lease agreement
  • Prior year income tax return

Non-US Citizens

  • Passport
  • Green Card
  • Income Tax Filings
  • Filed Applications for Permanent Residency
  • Must provide proof of legal entry to US

All documents must be in applicant’s name and demonstrate requirements listed above.

Example: An applicant may have a New York State Drivers license dated 1991 showing a Schenectady address and a Niagara Mohawk bill dated two months back from today's date showing an Albany County address. This applicant is entitled to a Certificate indicating credit for two months from Albany County.

Where to Go

Town and City clerks can only certify for residents of that municipality. No Town or City can certify non-residents. Notary fees are applicable in some cities and towns.

If your jurisdiction is not listed, please contact the Albany County Division of Finance at (518) 447-7070.

There is no fee for a Certificate of Residency

Please Note: Notary Services may not be available at the Albany County Division of Finance

Berne
(518) 872-1448
Town Clerk
Town Hall, Helderberg Trail
Berne, NY 12023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Monday - Thursday)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Thursday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Saturday)

Bethlehem
(518) 439-4955
Town Clerk
445 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
8:30AM - 4:30 PM (Monday - Friday)

Coeymans
(518) 756-2100
Town Clerk, Town Hall
Russell Ave
Ravena, NY 12143
8:30AM - 4:30 PM (Monday - Friday)

Cohoes
(518) 233-2141
City Clerk
City Hall
Mohawk & Ontario Streets
Cohoes, NY 12047
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Monday - Friday)

Colonie
(518) 783-2734
Town Clerk
Memorial Town Hall
Newtonville, NY 12128
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday - Friday)
Thurday until 6:00 PM

Green Island
(518) 273-0661
Village Clerk
20 Clinton St
Green Island, NY 12183
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday - Friday)

Guilderland
(518) 356-1980
Town Clerk
Guilderland Town Hall
Guilderland, NY 12084
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Monday - Friday)

Knox
(518) 872-2551
Wanda Shedina
410 Knox Gallupville Rd.
Scoharie, NY 12157
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Monday - Friday)

New Scotland
(518) 439-4865
Town Clerk
Town Hall
Town of New Scotland
Slingerlands, NY 12159
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday - Friday)

Rensselaerville
(518) 797-3798
Town Clerk
Town Hall
Medusa, NY 12120
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday - Wednesday)
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM (Thursday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday)

Watervliet
(518) 270-3810
City Clerk
Room One, City Hall
Watervliet, NY 12189
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Monday - Friday)

Westerlo
(518) 797-3111
Town Clerk
Town of Westerlo
Westerlo, NY 12193
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Tuesday/Thursday)

Application Form

If you are unable to download or print one of these forms, please contact us at (518) 447-7053.

You must complete the application form in its entirety and bring it to your local clerk or to the Albany County Division of Finance (Room 117, First Floor, 112 State Street, Albany). You will need to present the completed form with your identification documents. To save yourself an extra trip, please be sure to read the instructions and make sure you have followed them.

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