Death records are not public records and are only available to those who have a personal or property interest with the decedent. If you are not a relative of the deceased person, you must provide proof of your relationship to the deceased.
If you are requesting a death certificate as the duly authorized agent or legal representative, you must submit a written document naming you as one of the following:
- A licensed attorney acting on behalf of a decedent or his/her estate;
- An agent authorized by power of attorney;
- A court-appointed personal representative, executor/administrator
- Or an agent with expressed, notarized authorization.
If you are requesting a death certificate as someone claiming a legal, personal or property interest, you must submit a written document demonstrating that you have a personal or property interest at stake, such as a will naming you, a letter on a firm’s letterhead or a file-stamped copy of a complaint at law.
Costs for the records are:
$14.00 for the first copy
$8.00 for each additional copy
Limited exceptions to these restrictions apply only to those records that qualify as genealogical records under the provisions for Genealogical Research.
Death Record Request Form (PDF Format)
Request a Record Via Fax
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