Certificate of Residency Instructions

**Amendment to Broome County Residency Certificate Procedures during COVID 19 Pandemic**

Executive Order, 202.11, issued on March 27, 2020, addressed the application and issuance of Certificates of Residence for community colleges. The Executive Order will be extended as necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Submission of 30-day requirement for Certificates of Residence for Community Colleges is suspended until November 3, 2020.

  • Education Law § 6305(3) and 8 NYCRR 602.12(c), and any other applicable state or local law, rule, or regulation, are suspended and modified to the extent necessary to suspend the thirty-day requirement for submission of certificates of residence to community colleges in New York State, and to allow for electronic mail and mail by post applications for certificates of residence in every county for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.


  • Application
    • Located on applicant’s college website – each college has their own application
    • A generic form can be found https://www.tompkinscortland.edu/sites/default/files/documents/broome.pdf - only requires the 2nd page. 
    • Must be signed by a notary public - notary will require a picture ID for approval
    • Certificate must be obtained within 60 days before the 1st day of class but no later than 30 days after the 1st day of class.
    • Applications can be mailed to:
      • Broome County
        Office of Management & Budget
        P.O. Box 1766
        Binghamton, NY 13902
    • Applications and documentation may be brought in person to:
      • Broome County Office Building
        60 Hawley Street-2nd floor
        Binghamton, NY 13902
  • Proof Required
    • Applicant must have been a resident of New York State for at least a year and Broome County resident for the past 6 months
      • 2 items required – one dated 12 months or more in New York State and one dated for the last 6 months in Broome County
  • Acceptable Proof
    • Valid NYS Driver’s license with applicants New York State and/or Broome County address issued a year ago or more
    • Utility/Cell phone bill with applicants name and Broome County address
    • Lease/Rental agreement with applicants name and Broome County address
    • Bank Statements with applicants name and Broome County address
    • Homeowner’s/Renter’s/Car insurance policy with applicants name and Broome County address
    • Prior years income tax return, or parents tax return if listed as a dependent, with applicants Broome County address
    • High school transcript from applicants Broome County area high school
    • Any piece of mail, addressed to the applicant at the appropriate address, post marked 12 and/or 6 months prior to class starting.  Must be a street address, PO boxes will not be accepted.

If you live in Broome County and are attending SUNY Broome – a residency affidavit is required. 

Forms are located at:


Mail or drop off at SUNY Broome.

  • Mail:
    • SUNY Broome
      Student Accounts Office
      PO Box 1017
      Binghamton, NY 13902
  • Drop Off:
    • Student Accounts Office
      Student Services Building Rm113