Death certificates can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk in person or by mail. You may also obtain them online through our partnership with VitalChek.
All original documents proving qualified applicant status must be presented when receiving services, copies or photos of required documents are not accepted.
Proof of Identity
Each applicant must present a valid form of identification along with their application.
Accepted Forms of Identification
Death certificates are confidential records with restricted access until 25 years after the file date.
Restricted access death records can only be issued to qualified applicants. Proof of relationship or legal interest must be presented for requests by the following:
Parent’s name must be listed on birth certificate.
Must prove relationship to the grandchild with a certified birth certificate of the mother/father of the child.
Certified marriage license and listed on Death Certificate as Spouse.
Certified birth certificate with parent in question listed
Certified birth certificate demonstrating at least one parent in common with sibling
- Legal Guardian
Certified court order showing legal custody ("conservatorship")
- Bar Card
- Certified copy of a court issued document explicitly demonstrating need for the record
|Death Certificate: 1st copy
||Fee for one death certificate.
|Death Certificate: Additional copies
||Fee for the purchase of each additional death certificate when more than one copy is purchased in a single transaction.
|Death Certificate Search Fee
||Fee charged to search for a death certificate that is either not found or not purchased.
|Standard Certified Mail with Return Receipt
||Fee for USPS mail with tracking.