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Kentucky Death Certificate

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


There are no restrictions on who may request certified death certificates in Kentucky.


The fee to search for a death certificate is $6.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. Each additional copy of the record is also $6.00. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the "Kentucky State Treasurer." Cash is not accepted. Fees are not refundable.

Required Information

  • Full name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Attending physician's name
  • Funeral service provider
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • The number of copies being ordered

Submitting Your Request

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

275 E. Main Street 1E-A

Frankfort, KY  40621

In Person:
You may order a certified copy of the death record by going in person to the Office of Vital Statistics, located at:
275 E. Main Street 1E-A

Frankfort, KY  40621

Orders are accepted for same-day issuance between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Download the Application

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

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