Certificate of Residency

Certificates of residency for those attending an area community college can be obtained through the town clerk. When applying for a certificate, the student must show a picture ID, for the notarization of the form, and proof of residency in the state for one year and the county of Albany for 6 months. The form and the instructions as to the type of proof that will be acceptable, can be downloaded from the Albany County web site.

To obtain a Certificate of Residency while the building is closed to the public

Download the form, above. Fill out the form, sign the form, make a copy of your driver’s license. Check the issue date on your license, it must be AT LEAST 1 year old and have your current address on it. If it is not AT LEAST 1 year old, you must supply a document from the acceptable documents listed to prove your residency.

These documents must be in the applicant’s name, and at an Albany County address (not a Post Office Box address): Driver’s License, Car Registration, Official Business Mail, Rent Receipt, Bank Statement, W-2 for previous year, Tax Bill, Lease Agreement, NYS TAP Information, High School Transcript, Prior Year Tax Return, Power or Water Bills, Payroll Check stub with home address listed, Postmarked Mail received in applicant’s name at the Albany County address. These documents must be at least one year old to show New York State residence, and/or 6 months old at the current address to establish Albany County Residence.

Put the documents in an envelope, include a phone number with area code in case we need to contact you, and put in the drop box or mail them to us. We will send you back your certificate.