Certificate of Residence

Certificates of Residence are issued by Albany County Finance 518-447-7070, ext. 3

  • Submit an online Certificate of Residence Form
  • If you have the required residency proofs and verification of signature, you can apply online today!
  • Online applications will be processed within two business days, and a confirmation will be emailed once the certificate is issued.
  • There is no fee for a Certificate of Residency.

Download the Certificate of Residence Form (PDF).

  1. The applicant must be a New York State resident for one full year prior to application.
  2. The applicant must prove that they have resided in Albany County for the six months prior to application.

Acceptable Identification Documents

  • US Citizens
  • Drivers license
  • Official business mail
  • W-2 of the 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 Filing
  • Filed Applications for Permanent Residency
  • Must provide proof of legal entry to the U.S.

How to Submit

All documents must be in the applicant's name and demonstrate the requirements listed in the above sections.

Example

An applicant may have a New York State Drivers' license dated 2020 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.

In-Person

Available at Guilderland Town Hall - Town Clerk's Office - Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.