Death Certificates

Death Certificates

The Southampton Town Clerk maintains death records for individuals who passed away within the Town of Southampton and outside of the 7-Incorporated Villages.

*For deaths that occurred in Southampton Hospital or The Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation, please contact the Southampton Village Clerk at 631-283-0247.

Obtaining a Death Certificate

The only individuals eligible to obtain a death certificate include:

  • A person with a NYS Court Order
  • The surviving spouse, parent, child or sibling of the decedent. Children & siblings must provide a copy of their birth certificate listing the parent(s).  
  • Other individuals who have a:
        • A lawful representative of the spouse, parent or child of the deceased.  
        • A person with a documented lawful right or claim. 

Identification Requirements

Applications must be submitted with a copy of one of the following forms of valid photo ID. (Expired photo ID will not be accepted.)

  • Driver License
  • DMV issued Non-Driver Photo ID
  • Passport
  • U.S. Military-issued ID, photo ID

*If the applicant’s name on the ID differs from the decedent’s last name or from the applicant’s birth name, a copy of the applicant’s marriage certificate, legal name change paperwork, citizenship papers or naturalization papers may be required.


There is a fee of $10 per certified copy requested. Payment may be made by cash (in person) or check/money order payable to “Town of Southampton” accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped-envelope. 

Contact Us

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    Sundy A. Schermeyer

    Town Clerk
    Email Sundy A. Schermeyer

    Town Hall -Map
    116 Hampton Rd.
    Southampton, NY 11968

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Ph: 631-287-5740
    Fx: 631-283-5606

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    25 Ponquogue Ave.
    Hampton Bays, NY 11946

    Tuesday & Thursday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Ph: 631-723-2712
    Fx: 631-723-3080

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