According to New York State law, a child born to unmarried parents has no legal father. The voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) is a legal process through which paternity, or legal fatherhood, can be established.

A certified copy of an Acknowledgement of Paternity is only available to the parents listed on the form. You will need to produce a form of identification such as a driver's license, non-driver's license or a valid passport. Certified copies of the Acknowledgement of Paternity are $10. The birth must have actually occurred in the corporate City limits of Ogdensburg to be on file in this office.

Birth Acknowledgement Request Application (PDF)