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How Do I Get A Death Certificate?

Category: Death Records

By Mail:

  1. Verify that you are a qualified applicant.

  2. Complete a Death Certificate Application.

  3. Include a copy of your valid photo identification and proof of legal need.

  4. Include a check or money order, payable to Washoe County Health District. Birth certificates and death certificates are $25.00 per copy.

  5. Mail all of the above to:

    Washoe County Health District - Vital Statistics
    PO Box 11130
    Reno NV 89520-0027

     

*Estimate 3-4 weeks for processing and receipt of your request. Requests for which no record is found are subject to the established $10.00 search fee.*

 

In Person:

  1. Verify that you are a qualified applicant.

  2. We accept checks, money orders, cash, MasterCard, and Visa. Make checks or money orders payable to Washoe County Health District. Birth certificates and death certificates are $20.00 per copy.

  3. Bring your valid photo identification and proof of need. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED.

  4. Come to our office.

 

Online:

Washoe County Health District does not accept online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service - VitalChek Network Inc.

VitalChek can be reached through its website www.vitalchek.com. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted: including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, or Visa®.

Other Internet vendors are not authorized by Washoe County Health District and may charge additional fees without providing state-approved services. Neither Washoe County Health District nor VitalChek have control over the services and fees other Internet vendors offer and charge, nor can we guarantee the confidentiality of any vital record data provided to vendors other than VitalChek.


 

For additional information, please contact Washoe311 Service Center at:

Updated 12/6/2019 12:46 PM
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