Albany County Department of Management & Budget
FINANCE DIVISION
Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building
112 State Street | Room 800 | Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-7070 | Fax: (518) 447-5516
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm
Jeffrey Neal, Director

Certificate of Residence

Please read the following information carefully before downloading an application form at the bottom of this page.

Acceptable Identification Documents

US citizens

  • Drivers license
  • 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

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
9:00am–3:00pm (Mon–Thu)
7:00pm–9:00pm (Thu)
9:00am–12noon (Sat)

Bethlehem
(518) 439-4955
Town Clerk
445 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
8:30am–4:30pm (Mon–Fri)

Coeymans
(518) 756-2100
Town Clerk, Town Hall
Russell Ave
Ravena, NY 12143
9:00am–12noon (Mon–Fri)

Cohoes
(518) 237-7648
City Clerk
City Hall, Mohawk & Ontario Sts
Cohoes, NY 12047
9:00am–3:00pm (Mon–Fri)

Colonie
(518) 783-2734
Town Clerk
Memorial Town Hall
Newtonville, NY 12128
8:30am–4:30pm (Mon–Fri)
Thu until 6:00pm

Green Island
(518) 273-2201
Village Clerk
20 Clinton St
Green Island, NY 12183
9:00am–4:00pm (Mon–Fri)

Guilderland
(518) 356-1980
Town Clerk
Guilderland Town Hall
Guilderland, NY 12084
9:00am–4:30pm (Mon–Fri)

Knox
(518) 872-1510
Wanda Shedina
410 Knox Gallupville Rd
Scoharie, NY 12157
10:00am–3:00pm (Mon–Fri)

New Scotland
(518) 439-4865
Town Clerk
Town Hall
Town of New Scotland
Slingerlands, NY 12159
9:00am–4:00pm (Mon–Fri)

Rensselaerville
(518) 797-3798
Town Clerk
Town Hall
Medusa, NY 12120
9:00am–4:30pm (Mon–Fri)
Thu until 7:30pm

Watervliet
(518) 270-3810
City Clerk
Room One, City Hall
Watervliet, NY 12189
8:30am–3:30pm (Mon–Fri)

Westerlo
(518) 797-3111
Town Clerk
Town of Westerlo
Westerlo, NY 12193
9:00am–5:00pm (Mon/Wed/Fri)
6:00pm–9:00pm (Tue/Thu)

Application Form 

If you are unable to download or print one of these forms, please contact us at (518) 447-7070.

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.