All documents must be in applicant’s name and demonstrate requirements listed above.
Obtain a Certificate of Residency
Certificates of Residency applications for community college:
Albany County has sent up an online applications process which is available at Certificate of Residency.
Please read the requirements below before clicking this link as Step 4 (pick up) is currently not an option and your document will be sent electronically
Who can obtain a Certificate of Residency
Certificate of Residency is only available to community college students who reside in the Town of Colonie.
Complete application form online
The application form can be obtained online through the Albany County Department of Management and Budget or by clicking the following link *Please read Step 3 before beginning the application process*
Provide proof of residency
Applicants must prove the following information:
- The applicant must be a New York State Resident for one full year prior to college registration date.
- The applicant must prove that they have resided in Albany County for the six months prior to college registration date.
Acceptable Identification Documents:
- Driver's license
- Voter Registration Card
- Official business mail
- W-2 of previous year
- NYS TAP information
- Car registration
- Rent receipt
- Tax bill or prior year income tax return
- High school transcript
- Bank statement or lease agreement
- Green card
- Income tax filings
- Filed applications for permanent residency
- MUST provide proof of legal entry to US
Your Certificate of Residency Will Be Sent Electronically
Once the online application and proof is submitted, if acceptable, the County will send the Certificate of Residency electronically to the college you indicate on the application and you will receive an email confirmation. In the event the application and/or proof is rejected, or if additional information is needed, you will receive an email notification of that as well.
Additional questions concerning the application, please contact the Albany County Division of Finance at (518) 447-7070 or visit their website.
There is no fee for a Certificate of Residency.
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