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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Town Clerk Launches Online Death Certificate Request and Payment Service for Funeral Directors

Farmingville, NY - As part of Town Clerk Donna Lent’s effort to automate and streamline the services provided to the community, the Town Clerk’s Office and Information Technology Department have collaborated to create an online Death Certificate request and payment service for Funeral Directors to compliment the rollout of New York State’s Electronic Death Registry System (EDRS). What was previously a service that required physical travel to the Town Hall is now being provided by a Laserfiche web portal that accepts the request and payment, all with a few clicks.

Town Clerk Donna Lent recently hosted New York State Department of Health’s EDRS Training Sessions for Nassau and Suffolk County Town Clerks and Funeral Directors. In addition to attending the training session for Town Clerks, Ms. Lent sat in on the session for Funeral Directors where the issue of traveling to Town Hall to order and receive death certificates was discussed.

This new time-saving process is greatly welcomed by local funeral homes, many of which are small family-owned businesses. As well as the saved trips for the funeral homes, this will allow the Town Clerk’s Office to streamline workflow resulting in shorter wait times for residents visiting the office. For more information, contact the Town Clerk’s office at 631-451-7142.

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