Funeral Director Information

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am to Noon and 1pm to 4:30pm.*

*Due to time constraints, persons requesting immediate processing of certified documents should be at the office by 11:30am to receive your order before noon or by 4pm to receive your order by 4:30. Please allow ample time if the certificate needs to be completed or when filing multiple certificates.

Payment options are Funeral Home business checks, cash, or credit. We cannot accept personal checks.

Applications must be completed for any certified copies needed.  For certificates with cause of death pending, please order only enough copies for immediate needs as they cannot be exchanged.

When this office is closed if a burial permit is needed to allow for the expeditious disposition of human remains; submit the completed death certificate to a sub-registrar at the Chemung County Jail to obtain a signature on the burial permit. Please have the burial permit filled out and ready to be signed. Blank permits are available at the jail if needed.

Routinely certificates are retrieved from the jail the morning following a weekend or holiday closing. If you anticipate needing a burial permit after hours during the week, please notify this office that day before 4pm or the certificate will remain at the jail until the next routine pick up.  Do not leave orders or payments for certified copies at the jail. Vital Records and jail personnel cannot be held responsible for lost orders or payments.

The Chemung County Jail is located at 211 William St. in Elmira, NY 14901

Use the south entrance only (located at street level).  Proceed up the stairs and through the door to the window on the right.  

To contact the jail: call 607-737-2934, select the Control Room or Booking extension for assistance.        

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