Run your home and life with confidence.
Get started for free today!
Sign Up
Be Organized and Run Your Life with Confidence

Kentucky Death Certificate

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.

Qualifications

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

Cost

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.

See our complete list of resources for Kentucky.

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

Grief Support & Loss