Dutchess County Genealogical Society

Locality: City of Beacon

Incorporated in 1913
Formerly villages of Fishkill Landing (also known as Fishkill-on-Hudson) & Mattewan

Registrar for births/deaths, City Clerk for marriages
City of Beacon Municipal Bldg.
1 Municipal Plaza
Beacon, NY 12508
Hours: 8:30am - 4pm. After Memorial Day 8am - 3:30pm.
Mailing Address:
City of Beacon
1 Municipal Plaza, Suite 1
Beacon, NY 12508
ATTN: Registrar of Births/Deaths       or                    
ATTN: City Clerk (for marriages)
Phone: 845- 838-5000

You can visit the office of the clerk to request a record, but you will not be able to get a vital record for genealogical purposes on the same day you request it.
Records available:                                        
Births: Matteawan from 1896
           Fishkill Landing from 1891
Deaths: Matteawan from 1896
            Fishkill Landing from 1891
Marriages: Matteawan from 1896
                 Fishkill Landing from 1891
Indexed: Yes, by name & by year
Cost of records
Certified: $10
Uncertified: $10 (for genealogical purposes)

No additional fee to search for a name, but need an approximate date or period of time to search.


You may request vital records in person or by mail. Valid photo ID must accompany request.

Please include SASE.
Please send money with your request in the form of a money order made payable to the City of Beacon.
It is acceptable to use the New York State Genealogy Application form to request a record. The city does not have an official form of its own.

The record sent to you is abstracted information filled in on a standard form.
It usually takes 2-3 weeks to answer a written request for a genealogical record.

(Updated November 2005)