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Authorized Death Certificate Applicants

Applicant is the:

  • A surviving spouse, parent, child, grandparent, sibling, or legal guardian;
  • An individual who can establish a familial relationship to 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;
  • 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, insurance beneficiary claim letter showing applicant is a beneficiary, current utility/bank statement/joint tenancy documents showing both Decedent and Applicant’s names, etc.)

 

  • Legal representative of the estate of the deceased as documented by an order from a court of competent jurisdiction;

 

  • Complete Application signed by the Applicant
  • Fees
  • Letter from the Attorney on firm letterhead providing permission for runner to pick up
  • Attorney Bar Card
  • Legal documentation which demonstrates the Applicant is the attorney of record for the Subject’s estate
  • Genealogist: Open Records
  • Deaths occurring 75+ years ago

 

  • Complete Application
  • Signature of the Applicant on the Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant 
  • Genealogist: Closed Records
  • Deaths occurring less than 75 years ago

 

  • Complete Application
  • Signature of the Applicant on the Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant 
  • 1) a statement signed by a family member, proof of familial relationship to the decedent, and a copy of the family member’s ID or 2) court order
  • Oil & Gas, Mineral Companies, etc.
  • Complete Application
  • Signature of the Applicant on the Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant 
  • Copy of probate, will, court documents, deeds, etc. that provide a clear relationship between the Decedent’s estate and the applicant’s firm
    • Internal documents created by the applicant will not be accepted

 

 

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