Virginia Death Certificate

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

Qualifications

The following people may request death certificates from the state of Virginia:

  • Spouse
  • Parent
  • Legal Guardian (must submit custody order)
  • Child
  • Sibling
  • Grandparent

Cost

The fee to search for a death certificate is $12.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. Each additional copy of the record ordered at the same time is also $12.00. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the "State Health Department." Cash is not accepted, except if the request is made in person. Fees are not refundable.

Required Information

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your address
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Reason for requesting the certificate
  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Place of death
  • Hospital name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Father's name
  • Photocopy of current, government-issued photo ID

Submitting Your Request

By Mail:
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:

Office of Vital Records

P.O. Box 1000

Richmond, VA 23218-1000

In Person:
You may request a certified death certificate in person at the Office of Vital Records, located at:

2001 Maywill Street

Richmond, VA 23230

The office is open from 8:00 am until 4:45 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon on Saturdays.

Download the Application

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