Death Certificate

A death certificate is a legal document, issued by state government, officially recording a person's death.

The state will register the death and then issue copies to the Executor of the Estate or a Surviving Family member.

The death certificate serves as legal proof of the person's death, and as such, is required for a number of legal, financial, and administrative tasks related to settling the deceased's Estate.

Typically the death certificate will include the deceased person's name, date and place of birth, date and place of death, cause of death, and the name and signature of the medical examiner, physician or other Authority who certified the death.