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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.

Qualifications

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.

Cost

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

302-744-4549

Chopin Building

258 Chapman Road

Newark, DE 19702

302-283-7130

Thurman Adams State Service Center

546 S. Bedford Street

Georgetown, DE 19947

302-856-5495

Download the Application

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

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