Death Certificates

A Certified Death Certificate is necessary before anything can be done.  A death certificate can be obtained through a Funeral Director.  It is a good idea to obtain multiple copies of a death certificate as most agencies require a certified certificate and not a photocopy. This is what the funeral director needs for the certificate.

Information Required to Obtain a Death Certificate


Date of birth & place of birth

Armed Service (years, branch,  Service #  copy of DD214)


Hispanic orgin (if yes specify)

Number years of schooling

Social Security number

Martial status

Surviving spouse (maiden name if wife)

Usual occupation

Kind of business

Name of business

Residence of decedent

Father's name

Mother's name