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Alaska Death Certificate

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


A spouse, parent, child, or sibling of a person who died may obtain a certified copy of the death certificate. Proof of your relation to the person who died is required when submitting your application. Siblings will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate showing parental relationship to the person who died.

A death certificate can also be furnished to a legal representative or to a person who provides documentation showing the death certificate is needed for the determination of property rights. If you are a legal representative (such as an executor), include a letter stating whom you represent and how you are related to the person named on the record.


The fee to search for a death certificate is $25.00, 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 $20.00. Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to the State Board of Health. Cash is not accepted, though credit cards are (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). Fees are not refundable.

Required Information

  • Full name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • City or village of death
  • Purpose of the request
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Contact phone number
  • Name of the deceased's mother before she was first married
  • Name of the deceased's father
  • Date of birth of the deceased

Submitting Your Request

All requests must include a copy of government-issued picture ID of the person requesting the death certificate. Your signature under the copied ID is also required.

By Mail:
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:
Bureau of Vital Statistics

P.O. Box 110675

Juneau, AK 99811-0675

By Fax:
You may fax your completed application to 907-465-3618.

In Person:
Walk-in service is available in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.

Download the Application

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

See our complete list of resources for Alaska.

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

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