Where to obtain death certificate
What Are Your Business Hours?
We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 4:00pm. We are closed on State Holidays.
Where Do I Get An application For A Death Certificate?
Who May Apply For A Death Certificate?
By state law, death records filed are not open for public inspection. Obtaining a death certificate by or for fraudulent purposes is punishable by law.
The person requesting the certificate must meet one of the following eligibility standards:
- Person Acting the Subject’s Best Interest
- 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 or Others (see link for more information Death Certificate Eligibility )
Additional documentation may be required demonstrating the requestor’s authorization to obtain the death record requested.
What Identification Is Required?
A photocopy of a valid government issued photo ID by either the applicant or an individual attesting for the applicant is
required for issuance of certificates.
If you are mailing your application - Send a photocopy. Do not send your original ID. Photocopies must be legible.
Primary Identification - NEED ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
- U.S. Issued Driver’s license or Identification card (current or expired less than 3 years ago)
- U.S. Passport
- Foreign Issued Passport with Visa (I-94)
- Government issued Military photo ID
- Tribal Photo Identification Card containing the bearer’s signature
- Oklahoma Self-Defense Act (SDA) License or OK Concealed Carry permit
- Resident Alien Card (Form I-551)
- Employment Authorization Card (Form I-766)
- Employment Authorization Card (Form I-688A)
- Temporary Resident Card (Form I-688)
- Oklahoma Dept of Corrections Consolidated Record Card (CRC)
No Primary Identification?
If you do not have a primary ID, then two Secondary IDs must be presented. One of the Secondary IDs must show your current address. Certificates requested using secondary ID will be mailed to the applicant at the address provided and cannot be picked up at a Vital Records office. See link for a list of secondary IDs (Acceptable Forms of Identification ).
- Download an application for a copy of a death certificate (Application )
- Complete the application in full. (any blanks will cause delays in completing your request)
- Bring your photo identification. (Acceptable Forms of Identification )
- Bring correct fees. (Fees )
- Vital Record Office Locations (Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00; closed on State Holidays):
Oklahoma State Department of HealthSource: www.ok.gov