Copies of birth certificates are provided for persons born in the Town of Amherst, not the Village of Williamsville. Births taking place in an Amherst home or Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital are filed in the Amherst Town Clerk's Office. Copies of Birth Certificates are provided for persons over 18 years of age. A parent or guardian must request a copy of a minor's birth certificate. Proof of identification is required. The most commonly accepted form of identification is a valid drivers license. A certified copy is $10.00.
Download a checklist for acquiring a birth certificate from the Amherst Town Clerk's office, division of Vital Statistics.
Copies of birth certificates for genealogical purposes are available if the birth occurred 75 years ago, unless the applicant is a lineal descendent or has been designated to act on behalf of a lineal descendant. A lineal descendant is a son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter. The Town's birth records date from 1884. Order an official vital record through VitalChek.
The Town of Amherst office of Vital Records does not accept credit cards for online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached either through its website, www.vitalchek.com, or by phone at 1.800.255.2414. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®. The Town of Amherst is not responsible for the operation of this service, as VitalChek has assumed all liability.