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Alabama Death Certificate

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Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Alabama, including qualifications, cost, required information, where to submit your application, and a link to the application you'll need to fill out.


The following people may request death certificates from the state of Alabama:

  • Mother or father of person named on certificate
  • Husband or wife of person named on certificate
  • Son or daughter of person named on certificate
  • Grandchildren of person named on certificate
  • Sister or brother of person named on certificate
  • Legal representative of family or estate (executor)
  • Informant listed on death certificate as providing information


The fee to search for a death certificate is $15.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate or a "Certificate of Failure to Find." For each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $6.00. Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to the State Board of Health. Cash is not accepted. Fees are not refundable.

Required Information

  • Full legal name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • County (or city) of death
  • Sex
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth or age at death
  • Race
  • Name of spouse
  • Names of parents
  • Your name
  • Your signature
  • Your relationship to the person whose certificate you are requesting
  • Address where the certificate is to be mailed
  • Your daytime phone number

Submitting Your Request

By Mail:
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:

Alabama Center for Health Statistics

Alabama Department of Public Health

P.O. Box 5625

Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

In Person:
You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certified copy of an Alabama death certificate. Most death certificates can be issued while you wait.

Download the Application

Click here to download the application for a certified Alabama death certificate.

See our complete list of resources for Alabama.

State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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