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Delaware Death Certificate

Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Delaware, 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 Delaware:

  • Husband, wife, or civil union spouse
  • Child
  • Parent
  • Legal guardian
  • Authorized agent, attorney, or legal representative of the deceased

All applicants must provide a copy of valid photo identification (driver's license, state ID, work ID). Parents requesting death certificates must provide identification proving that they are the parents.


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." Checks or money orders should be made payable to the "Office of Vital Statistics." Cash is not accepted. Fees are not refundable.

Required Information

  • Name on death certificate
  • Sex
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Name of mother
  • Name of father
  • Relationship to the person whose death certificate you are requesting
  • Name of person applying for certificate
  • Street address of person applying for certificate
  • Daytime phone number

Submitting Your Request

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

Division of Public Health

417 Federal Street

Dover, DE 19901

In Person:
Jesse S. Cooper Building

417 Federal Street

Dover, DE 19901


Chopin Building

258 Chapman Road

Newark, DE 19702


Thurman Adams State Service Center

546 S. Bedford Street

Georgetown, DE 19947


Download the Application

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

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