Death Certificate

When you lose a loved one, you may need a death certificate to deal with any money or property left by the person who died. The certified death certificate proves that the death has been verified by a physician and has been registered in the State where the death occurred. As death certificates are not governed at the federal level and are issued by states, the information they contain may vary. It is still a valid and legal document. It usually contains the date, location, and cause of their death. You may need several copies of this certificate.

There are 2 options to get death records in your county. You can ask us to get the right assistance or go to the vital statistics office in the state or area where the event occurred.

Our team of experts will assist you in getting a certified copy of a death certificate and will work a side of the vital statistics office to avoid penalties and delays.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it takes to get a death certificate?

Each state has its own processing time. Usually, you should expect to wait for a death certificate copy between 5 business day to 16 business weeks. Check every state processing time here.

Who can request death certificates?

Certified copies of death certificates can be requested only by immediate family members of the person whose name is on the certificate. An immediate family member is the decedent’s child, spouse, parent, sibling, or grandparent. Applicants who are not immediate family members must provide legal documentation that documents a direct, tangible interest in the death certificate.

What documents do I need to get a death certificate?

In order to complete the death certificate application, the Health Department requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID: Drivers License, Passports, or State Issued Id.

How much is a death certificate?

If you need a copy of a death certificate, the state will charge you a $5 to $34 fee and $4 per additional copy. Chat with us to know your state processing time.

Why do I need a certificate?

An official death certificate is needed in order to access many crucial documents and services such as an amendment to vital records, Estates/probates, social security, discharge loan, medical insurance, veteran’s benefits, tax purpose, legal purpose, genealogy.