Oneida County Department of Audit and Control

Certificate of Residency Application

Obtaining A Certificate of Residence During COVID-19

In order to obtain a certificate of residence for Community Colleges in New York State, you must submit an application with proof of residency. You may get the application directly from the college, or you may use the one we have provided below.

You may obtain the certificate by submitting the application one of several ways:

  • In-person
  • Email
  • Mail
  • Fax

If the student is coming in person to receive the certificate, they must bring their ID and we can notarize it in the office.

If the student is sending the application in via mail, email or fax, it needs to be NOTARIZED BEFORE being submitted. You must also submit a copy of your ID with the application.

At least one item is needed to show proof of residency, such as a license or driver’s permit with your current address. We do not accept PO Box addresses. Other proofs of identification that we accept are bank statements (please black out account number or any other personal information) dated at least 6 months prior, pay stubs, lease or property tax bill, automobile registration, utility bills, or official mail addressed to the applicant.

In-Person Address

800 Park Ave
5th Floor Comptroller's Office
Utica, NY 13501

Mailing Address

Attn: Comptroller's Office 5th Floor
800 Park Ave
Utica, NY 13501




**If sending via mail, email or fax please provide contact information, such as a phone number or email in case our office has any questions regarding the application, and allow 1-2 days for our office to process the certificate of residence.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, you may call the office Monday - Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm at 315-798-5780.

Download Application for a Certificate of Residency

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