A spouse, parent, child, or sibling of a person who died may obtain a certified copy of the death certificate. Proof of your relation to the person who died is required when submitting your application. Siblings will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate showing parental relationship to the person who died.
A death certificate can also be furnished to a legal representative or to a person who provides documentation showing the death certificate is needed for the determination of property rights. If you are a legal representative (such as an executor), include a letter stating whom you represent and how you are related to the person named on the record.
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." For each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $20.00. Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to the State Board of Health. Cash is not accepted, though credit cards are (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). Fees are not refundable.
- Full name of the deceased
- Date of death
- City or village of death
- Purpose of the request
- Your relationship to the deceased
- Contact phone number
- Name of the deceased's mother before she was first married
- Name of the deceased's father
- Date of birth of the deceased
Submitting Your Request
All requests must include a copy of government-issued picture ID of the person requesting the death certificate. Your signature under the copied ID is also required.
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:
Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 110675
Juneau, AK 99811-0675
You may fax your completed application to 907-465-3618.
Walk-in service is available in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.