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Authorized Death Certificate Applicants

Applicant is the: Requirements are:
  • A surviving spouse, parent, child, grandparent, sibling, or legal guardian;
  • Legal representative of the estate of the deceased as documented by an order from a court of competent jurisdiction;
  • An individual who can establish a familial relationship with the deceased;
  • Funeral director of record or agent thereto, working in the capacity of their official business;
  • Person with a court order from a court of competent jurisdiction;
  • A person who was a co-owner or a joint tenant on real or personal property of the decedent;
  • A person listed in a will of the decedent, provided the will is in probate; or
  • Genealogist (must demonstrate familial relationship)
  • Complete Application signed by the Applicant
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant
  • Legal documentation which demonstrates the Applicant’s relationship to the decedent (e.g. last will and testament, signed contracts, court orders, marriage records, birth/death records, census records, etc.)


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