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Certificate of Residence

  • A Certificate of Residence verifies that you have been a New York State resident for one year prior to registration or the start of the semester. The certificate also states your county of residence for the past six months. Students registering without a Certificate of Residence will be charged Out-Of-State tuition.
  • Certificates are valid when issued within 60 days prior to the start of classes and are valid for one year from the date of issue. Updated Certificates are required each year.
  • If you are taking credit-bearing courses or certain job training courses, it is required by NY state law that you obtain a Certificate of Residence.

Ontario County Residents

Non-Ontario County Residents

Non-New York State Residents

If you have not been a permanent legal resident of New York State for the year prior to the start of classes, you must pay Out-Of-State tuition.

Veterans

Are you a veteran that recently relocated to New York State and is unable to get a Certificate of Residence? You may qualify for in-state tuition. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

New York State County Contacts

The following are the names and addresses of various New York state counties that you may contact to obtain a valid Certificate of Residence.

County Street Address City, State, Zip Telephone
Albany County  Director of Finance
112 State St. 
Albany, NY
12207
(518)447-7070
Allegany County Court House
7 Court St.
Belmont, NY
14813
(585)268-9289
Broome County   Dept. of Audit
Broome County Office Bldg.
PO Box 1766, Government Plaza 
Binghamton, NY
13902
(607)778-2161
Cattaraugus County Office of the Treasurer
303 Court St. 
Little Valley, NY
14755
(716)938-9111
Cayuga County County Office Bldg.
5th Floor
PO Box 190
Auburn, NY
13021
(315)253-1211
Chautauqua County Dept. of Finance
Gerace Office Bldg. 
Mayville, NY
14757
(716)753-4223
Chemung County PO Box 588
320 East Market St. 
Elmira, NY
14902
(607)737-2954
Chenango County County Office Bldg.
5 Court St.
Norwich, NY
13815
(607)337-1414
Clinton County Gov't. Ctr
137 Margaret St. 
Plattsburgh, NY
12901
(518)565-4730
Columbia County

Columbia County Treasurer
15 N. 6th Street

Hudson, NY  12534 (518)828-0513
Cortland County PO Box 5590
60 Central Ave. 
Cortland, NY
13045
(607)753-5070
Delaware County Office Bldg.
111 Main St.
Delhi, NY
13753
(607)746-2121
Dutchess County  Comm. of Finance
County Office Bldg.
22 Market St. 
Poughkeepsie, NY
12601
(845)486-2032
Erie County 95 Franklin St. Buffalo, NY
14202-3972
(716)858-8345
Essex County County Treasurer,
County. Bldg.
P.O.Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY
12932
(518)873-3310
Franklin County County Treasurer
Court House
355 W. Main St.
Malone, NY
12953
(518)481-1515
Fulton County Office of County Treasurer Johnstown, NY
12095
(518)736-5580
Genesee County County Bldg. #1 Batavia, NY
14020
(585)344-2550 Ext. 2210  
Greene County  PO Box 467
288-292 Main St.
Catskill, NY
12414
(518)719-3530
Hamilton County  County Office Bldg.
P. O. Box 205
Lake Pleasant, NY
12108
(518)548-7911
Herkimer County County Office Bldg.
Suite 1310 
Herkimer, NY
13350
(315)867-1145
Jefferson County  175 Arsenal St.  Watertown, NY
13601
(315)785-3055
Lewis County Court House Lowville, NY
13367
(315)376-5325
Livingston County Livingston Cty. Courthouse,
6 Court St.
Geneseo, NY
14454
(585)243-7050
Madison County PO Box 665 Wampsville, NY
13163
(315)366-2371
Monroe County Real Property Tax Serv.,
Rm. 304, 39 W. Main St.
Rochester, NY
14614
(585)753-1125
Montgomery County New County Office Bldg.,
P.O. Box 1500 
Fonda, NY
12068
(518)853-8175
Nassau County County Office Bldg.
1 West Street, 1st floor 
Mineola, NY
11501
(516)571-2090
New York, City of Office of the Comptroller
Municipal Bldg
Rm. 1329, 1 Centre St.
New York, NY
10007
(212)669-2784
Niagara County Court House Lockport, NY
14094
(716)439-7007
Oneida County Dept. of Audit & Control
800 Park Ave.
Utica, NY
13501
(315)798-5780
Onondaga County Dept. of Finance
PO Box 1004
421 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY
13202
(315)435-2426
Ontario County
(see instructions above*)
County Treasurer
20 Ontario St.
Canandaigua, NY
14424
(585)396-4422
Orange County Dept. of Finance
265 Main St. 
Goshen, NY
10924
(845)291-2480
Orleans County 34 East Park St. Albion, NY
14411
(585)589-5353
Oswego County  County Bldg.
46 E. Bridge St.
Oswego, NY
13126
(315)349-8393
Otsego County County Bldg.
197 Main St. 
Cooperstown, NY
13326
(607)547-4235
Putnam County  Dept. of Finance
Commissioner of Finance
40 Gleneida Ave.
Carmel, NY
10512
(845)225-3641
Ext. 387
Rockland County Treasurer's Office
18 New Hempstead Rd.
New City, NY
10956
(845)638-5129
Rensselaer County Bureau of Finance
Office Bldg.
Troy, NY
12180
(518)270-2745
Saratoga County Treasurer's Office
County Municipal Ctr.
40 McMaster St.
Ballston Spa, NY
12020
(518)884-4724
Schenectady County Dept. of Finance
County Office Bldg.
620 State St. 
Schenectady, NY
12305
(518)388-4260
Schoharie County  County Seat, Courthouse
P. O. Box 9
Schoharie, NY
12157
(518)295-8393
Schuyler County County Office
Bldg.105
Ninth St, Unit 17
Watkins Glen, NY
14891
(607)535-8181
Seneca County 1 DiPronio Dr. Waterloo, NY
13165
(315)539-1737
St. Lawrence County Court House
48 Court St.
Canton, NY
13617
(315)379-2234
Steuben County 3 East Pulteney Sq. Bath, NY
14810
(607)664-2488
Suffolk County ATTN: Maureen Gallaqher
Dept. of Audit and Control
PO Box 6100
H. Lee Dennison Bldg.
Hauppauge, NY
11788-099
(631)853-5052
Sullivan County Court House
100 North St.
P. O. Box 5012
Monticello, NY
12701
(845)794-3000
Ext. 5014
Tioga County County Office Bldg.
56 Main St.
Owego, NY
13827
(607)687-8670
Tompkins County Comm. of Budget and Adm.
125 E. Court St.
Ithaca, NY
14850
(607)274-5545
Ulster County 244 Fair St. PO Box 1800  Kingston,NY
12401
(845)340-3426
Warren County Warren County Municipal Ctr.
1340 State St., Rte. 9
Lake George,
NY 12845
(518)761-6375
Washington County County Bldg.
Upper Broadway
Fort Edward, NY
12828
(518)746-2220
Wayne County PO Box 8, 16 William St.  Lyons, NY 14489 (315)946-7443
Westchester County Dept. of Finance
Michaelian Office Bldg.
148 Martine Ave.
White Plains, NY
10601
(914)995-2757
Wyoming County 143 N. Main St.

Warsaw, NY
14569

(585)786-8812
Yates County 417 Liberty St. Penn Yan, NY
14527
(315)536-5192