You must submit a Certificate of Residence to GCC once each academic year. Counties are only REQUIRED to issue a certificate during the first 30 days of the semester. Certificates of Residence can be obtained directly from your County Treasurer’s Office. Some counties will allow GCC to submit an Application for Certificate of Residence and proof of residency on the student’s behalf. Other counties require the student to appear in person. Please see below for your County’s requirements.

GCC can accept original APPLICATIONS until September 30th for Fall classes and February 15th for Spring classes. After that date, please call your county treasurer’s office to find out the best way to obtain a certificate. CERTIFICATES must be received by the GCC Business Office by October 15th for Fall classes and March 1st for Spring classes. Failure to submit a Certificate of Residence by the due date will result in DOUBLE TUITION CHARGES.

Download a Certificate of Residence Application

All students must have been a legal resident of New York State for the past year AND a resident of the county they now reside in for the last six (6) months.

Genesee County Residents

Livingston and Orleans County Residents

  • You must APPEAR IN PERSON at your County Treasurer’s Office to obtain the Certificate of Residence. GCC cannot accept applications on behalf of these counties.

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Monroe, Steuben and Wyoming County Residents

Erie, Niagara and Ontario County Residents

  • Proof of Address is Required
  • Fill out the Certificate of Residence Application and have your signature notarized.
  • Attach a photocopy of proof of address. The proof must be dated at least 6 months prior (12 months prior for Ontario residents) to the date of the application and have the student’s current address. Acceptable proof is a:
  • Student’s NY State Driver’s license, Driver’s Permit, or NY State Non-Driver identification that is at least 6 months old (12 months old for Ontario residents)
  • First page of prior year income tax return showing student’s name and address or IRS W-2 form

Local County Treasurer’s Office Contact Information

  • Livingston County Clerk’s Office
    6 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454 (585) 243-7050
  • Orleans County Clerk’s Office
    34 East Park Street, Albion, NY 14411 (585) 589-5353
  • Allegany County Treasurer’s Office
    7 Court Street, Belmont, NY 14813 (585) 268-9289
  • Cattaraugus County Treasurer’s Office
    303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755 (716) 373-8010
  • Monroe County Real Property
    39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614 (585) 428-5125
  • Steuben County Treasurer’s Office
    3 East Pulteney Square, Bath, NY 14810 (607) 776-9631
  • Wyoming County Treasurer’s Office
    143 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569 (585) 786-8812
  • Erie County Comptroller’s Office
    95 Franklin Street, Room 1154 Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 858-8400
  • Niagara County Treasurer’s Office
    59 Park Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 439-7018
  • Ontario County Treasurer’s Office
    20 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 396-4426

If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact the Business Office at 585-345-6950