Death Certificate Entitlement Documentation

A surviving relative of the deceased must prove relationship to the deceased with documentation such as:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Obituary

An authorized representative of a surviving relative of the deceased will need documentation such as:
  • Letter of Administration
    • ​Signed by the Court Clerk or the Register of Wills
  • Authorization of Release 
    • ​Signed by a surviving relative 
    • ​Must include a copy of the surviving relative’s valid ID
    • ​Must include name of deceased
    • ​Must include relationship of surviving relative to deceased

If required by a court of law, provide a copy of the court order

If making an insurance claim or other type of business need, you must provide documentation such as:
  • Letter from the insurance company
  • Deed
  • Vehicle Title