Death Certificates

Deaths that occur in Clark County are registered with the county. Certified copies of death certificates are available once the funeral director and certifying physician have signed and the record has been registered by the county registrar.

Certified copies of Death Certificates are available for events that occurred in Clark County. All copies issued by this office are certified copies and serve as an original document. Death Records from 1988-Current are available in person, online or by mail. Death certificates are confidential records. You must show or provide a copy of a valid driver license, state-issued ID or passport and proof of relationship or tangible interest.

Records for Deaths Outside of Clark County
Death records for people who died outside Clark County, but in Nevada, are available at the Nevada State Office of Vital Records by phone at (775) 684-4242 or through their website at http://dhhs.nv.gov.

For records of people who died outside the state of Nevada, contact the vital records department in the state where they died. Visit the National Center for Health Statistics  to find out where to get a death certificate in the state where the death occurred.

Clark County Deaths Before 1988
Death certificates for people who died in Clark County before 1988 are available at the Nevada State Office of Vital Records by phone at (775) 684-4242 or through their website at http://dhhs.nv.gov.

Cost

Death Certificate FeesPurchase of First CertificateEach Additional Copy
(per request)$37.00$24.00

Personal checks are not accepted as payment for death certificates.

Ordering a Death Certificate
Death certificates can be requested by one of the following methods:

In Person
You can request a death certificate in person at:

  • Southern Nevada Health District Main Facility
    • 280 S. Decatur Blvd.
    • Submit requests using iPad kiosks located in the lobby area
    • Monday – Friday 8 a.m – 4:15 p.m

Cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, money order, cashier’s checks, and business checks are accepted. Valid photo identification is required.

By Mail
Mail a money order (made payable to SNHD) along with a completed Death Certificate Application (English) / (Spanish) PDF and copy of your photo identification and proof of relationship to:

Southern Nevada Health District – Vital Records Office
Attn: Vital Records
P.O. Box 3902
Las Vegas, NV 89127

Online
Complete the online death certificate or fetal death certificate application. Valid photo identification of the requestor and proof of relationship must be uploaded with the form.

Note

  • Payment for online orders is requested once we have confirmed you are a qualified applicant and that the death certificate is registered with the State of Nevada.
  • Applications received without valid photo identification will not be processed. It is your responsibility to ensure a copy of your identification is properly submitted.
  • Death certificates are sent regular mail through the U.S. Postal Service.
  • All agency requests done by mail or in person must be completed on company letterhead and include the name of decedent, date of death (approximate date if exact date is unknown), specific purpose for which the certificate will be used, signature and date.

Contact Information

Phone:
(702) 759-1010

Updated on: October 10, 2019