Certificate of Residency
The affidavit/application form is here:
Make sure you read the requirements ahead of time.
Applying IN PERSON and By MAIL
Students who are non-US Citizens OR who have changed addresses within the past 12 months must come in to the Fulton County Treasurer’s Office to apply IN PERSON.
Students who are US citizens AND who currently are and have been New York State and Fulton County residents for each of the past 12 months with no moves or changes of address (even within the County) may submit an application and proofs of address IN PERSON, or submit a notarized application and proofs of address by MAIL.
Applications mailed need to be completely filled out and the student’s signature MUST BE NOTARIZED. U.S. Post Offices, UPS Stores, and most banks usually have a notary public on staff. Calling them ahead of time to make sure a notary public is available is a good idea.
The completed, signed, and notarized affidavit/application and photocopies or printed pictures of the required proofs of address are to be mailed to
Fulton County Treasurer
Certificate of Residency
PO Box 128
Johnstown, NY 12095
Applications mailed via U.S. Postal Service will be considered received by us as of the date of the official U.S.P.S. postmark.
Elements of an Acceptable Proof of Address IMPORTANT
At a minimum, two proofs of address are required: One must be 12-18 months old and one less than 30 days old.
Each document submitted as proof of address must:
Include a printed date
include the printed name of the student
Include the physical street address of the student (post office box address will not suffice unless a physical address is also indicated.)
No claim of residency will be accepted solely on the student’s testimony or that of the student’s parents, relatives, friends or other individuals.
The requirements of valid proof of address will not be compromised due to lack of time to obtain acceptable proof. The sooner you mail in your application and proofs, the better.
Examples of Acceptable Proofs of Address
All documents submitted as proof of address must include the student’s name and physical address and be dated accordingly.
College correspondence including bills or schedule of classes
Medical records including prescriptions
Report cards with an issue date of 1-year old, or within 30 days
Dated mail or postmarked envelopes
Income tax return with preprinted label or W2’s
Driver’s license, car registration and/or insurance card may be used when the issue date reflected is 1 year old, or within 30 days of application.
If all requirements are met, Treasurers staff will process the valid application and issue the Certificate of Residency which will be mailed to the student’s place of residence as provided on the application.
Please call (518) 736-5580 or email FCTreasurer@fultoncountyny.gov.