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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.

See our complete list of resources for Delaware.

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