Save a trip to the Health Department office, or an endless internet search, with our death certificate application assistance services. We’ll simplify the tedious application process for you by providing you with the direction and application documents you need to quickly apply for your death certificate. With Vital Records Online’s assistance, you can easily:

⚬ Order a new death certificate⚬ Replace a lost death certificate
⚬ Get a Certified copy of death records

You don’t have to wait to get the help you need with your application! We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and will be there to help you during the entire application process.

Having a valid death certificate is required in order to obtain many crucial documents and services including (but not limited to):

amendment to vital record
estate/ probate
social security
discharge loan
veteran's benefits
tax purpose
legal purpose

Here’s why we are unique and able to maximize the efficiency of the application process:

No waiting in long linesYESNO
Simplified and streamlined application processYESNO
24 hours a day, 365 days a yearYESNO
Online assistance by specialistsYESNO
Convenient fee payment by credit cardYESNO

The only document you need to submit an application for a death certificate is a copy of your photo ID. Once you are ready to get started, you will find that our application assistance services are comprehensive, secure, and easy to follow.

Our services offer help by guiding an applicant along a simple, two-step process:

  1. First, the applicant will choose one of our premium services, which allow for either an electronic download or a physical delivery of completely filled out and signed application materials, and crucial submission instructions to the applicant's address of choice.
  2. Then, after following the instructions provided by Vital Records Online, the applicant will place the completed application documents along with a check covering their state's application fee and a notarized letter* into a mailing envelope, and mail the items to their state Health Department office.

Once these steps are complete, the individual only needs to wait for approval from the Health Department to receive their official death certificate. Yes, it's that simple!

*If required by your state, full instructions regarding why your letter must be notarized and how to get your letter notarized will be provided along with application documents.

Each state requires a unique processing time before delivering the death certificate. Once the Health Department receives your application, they will then process your application and mail the death certificate directly to your home address.

The information you provide will be used ONLY to generate your application documents, and will never be shared with a third party or used to for profit. Vital Records will never store your credit card information, and uses a maximum security SSL secure server with 1024-bit encryption to process all payments. To learn more, read our comprehensive Privacy Policy.

Select the state where the death occurred