The Comptroller's Office issues Certificates of Residence only to permanent Erie County residents who are attending community colleges in other New York State counties. The student must obtain an application from the community college they are planning to attend. Certificates of Residence are valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance.
NOTE: Living in Erie County to attend college does not constitute permanent residency.
Acceptable Identification Documents:
All documents must be in the applicant's name and clearly show an Erie County address.
You will need to provide 1 of the above forms of identification with your application. Two (2) forms of identification are required for Fashion Institute of Technology students.
You must complete the application in its entirety as instructed on the application, sign it in the presence of a notary public and bring or mail it with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the:
Erie County Comptroller's Office
For more information, please go to http://www.erie.gov/comptroller/certificate_residence.asp