Section 35.1 - Searches and certifications without fees

Section 35.1 Searches and certifications without fees. The New York State Department of Health shall make searches and issue certifications and certified copies of birth, death, and marriage records without charge to:

(a) local or State organizations of war veterans in connection with claims for soldiers' burial fees, markers for soldiers' graves, and securing relief for veterans or their families;

(b) applicants for enlistment in the U.S. armed services or the merchant marine:

(c) persons of any age filing applications with the State employment bureau;

(d) persons residing in Canada applying to Canadian authorities for public relief or veterans' claims, providing the province of Canada in which applicant resides furnishes similar information gratis to persons residing in the United States;

(e) children under the age of 16--limited to certifications of birth;

(f) persons who were either adopted or whose paternity was established by law, limited to a certification of birth or certificate of birth registration made out in the name by which the person is designated in the adoption or filiation papers at the time a new birth certificate is prepared pursuant to section 4138 of the Public Health Law;

(g) State or municipal departments for official purposes.
 

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