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Utah Death Certificate

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Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Utah.

Qualifications

According to The Utah Department of Health, "Persons entitled to obtain a certified copy of a death record must demonstrate a 'direct, tangible, and legitimate interest.' Utah Code Section 26-2-22(2) states 'A direct, tangible, and legitimate interest is present only if the applicant is a member of the deceased person’s immediate family; the guardian of the deceased; or a designated legal representative.” The may include:

  • Parent
  • Sibling
  • Spouse
  • Child
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Persons with written permission from the immediate family

Required Information

  • Name of Decedent
  • Age
  • Decedent’s Address (Street, City-Town, State/Zip, County)
  • Sex:  Male / Female
  • Race-Ethnicity
  • Citizen USA:  Yes / No
  • Decedent’s Birthplace
  • Decedent’s Date of Birth
  • Father’s Name  /  His Birthplace
  • Mother’s Name  /  Her Birthplace
  • Marital Status
  • Surviving Spouse Name
  • Date & Place of Marriage
  • Employment Status:  Retired (Year??)  /  Presently Employed  /  Not Employed
  • Usual Occupation
  • Kind of Business
  • Employer
  • Employed Number of Years
  • Social Security Number
  • Highest Education
  • Veteran:  Yes / No
  • Branch of Service
  • Rank
  • Service Dates
  • Service Number
  • Honors-Commendations

Submitting Your Request

Utah has an online process of obtaining a death certificate, which can be found here and requires you to create an account: The Official Source for Utah Vital Records.

Cost

The fee is $30 for one copy and $10 for each additional copy when added to the same order.

See our complete list of resources for Utah.

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