How to Get Your Certificate of Residency

For Non-New York City Residents who reside in New York State

  • CUNY requires that all students who are not residents of New York City but who are residents of New York State to file a Certificate of Residence Form with the Bursar’s Office. The Certificate of Residence is valid from the first day of the semester to the following August and must be renewed each year prior to the Fall Registration or Spring Registration period.
  • A current, valid Certificate of Residence allows students to pay the same tuition as a New York City resident.
  • Students must be a resident of New York State for one year and a resident of the county for six months prior to applying for a Certificate of Residence.
  • If you qualify, a Certificate of Residence will be issued to you by the county. The certificate must be on file in the Bursar’s Office three (3) weeks before you register, but no earlier than 60 days before the first day of class.
  • Each county has its own application and required documentation for establishing eligibility; students must contact their county’s fiscal office for hours of operation and instructions.

Residency Applications and Instructions

Dept. of Finance
County Office Bldg.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Instructions and Form: Dutchess County

Applications accepted by mail or in person
(Notary Public on premises in Finance Department)
Phone number:845-486-2032
Fax number: 845-486-2198
www.co.dutchess.ny.us

Go to county Government, then to Dept., then to Finance

Office of the Treasurer
240 Old County Road
Mineola, NY 11501

Instructions and Form: Nassau County

Applications accepted by Mail ONLY
Phone number: 516-571-5008
Fax number: 516-571-1588
www.nassaucountyny.gov

Go to Living and Working, then go to Other Records
And then to Certificate of Residence

Dept. of Finance
Sain Building, 3rd Floor
18 New Hempstead Road
New City, NY 10956

Form: Rockland County

Applications accepted by mail or in person
Phone number: 845-638-5129
Fax number: 845-638-5644
www.co.rockland.ny.us

Go to Dept., then Finance, then to Forms

Government Center
265 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Goshen, NY 10924-1698

Instructions and Form: Orange County

Applications accepted by mail or in person
(Notary Public on premises in Finance Department)
Phone number: 845-291-2485
www.co.orange.ny.us

Go to Dept., then Finance, then Application for Certificate and Instructions

County Office Building
Dept. of Audit Control
148 Martine Avenue & Rm. 718
White Plains, NY 10601

Instructions: Westchester County

Form:  Westchester County

Parent/Guardian Form: Westchester County

Applications accepted by mail ONLY
Phone number: 914-995-3896
Fax number: 914-995-3230
www.westchestergov.com

Go to County Dept., then Finance, then College Certificates of Residence

Dept. of Audit & Control
H. Lee Dennison Bldg.
100 Veterans Memorial Hwy. – 9th Floor
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099

Instructions and Form: Suffolk County

Applications accepted by mail ONLY
Phone number: 631-853-5052
Fax number: 631-853-5722

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