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Death Certificates

In person application requests are suspended until further notice. All requests must be ordered and paid for online. You will receive a request to make payment after your request has been reviewed. All requests take 2-3 business days to process.

Your order must be completed and paid for online. Requests will automatically be mailed to the address listed within the application.

General Information

Death certificates may only be released to a qualified applicant.

A qualified applicant is:

  • The informant listed on the record
  • A direct family member by blood or marriage
  • Requirement imposed by law
    • OR
  • To facilitate legal process.
    1. If you are named as a beneficiary or in a will, proof is required.
    2. If you are acting on behalf of the executor of estate, beneficiary or someone inheriting from the deceased person copies of legal documents are required to prove authority.

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

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.


  • 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.

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

Complete la solicitud para la inscripción de Nacimiento. Una identificación válida del solicitante y la prueba de su relación con la persona, de la que esta solicitando el tramite debe ser adjunta con el formulario.


  • Los pagos por los pedidos en línea se solicitan una vez que confirmemos que usted es un solicitante calificado y que el certificado está registrado en el Estado de Nevada.
  • Las solicitudes recibidas sin una identificación con foto válida no serán procesadas. Es su responsabilidad asegurarse de enviar una copia correcta de su identificación.
  • Los certificados de Nacimiento y defunción se enviarán por correo a través del servicio Postal de USA
  • Todas las solicitudes de agencias realizadas por correo deben completadas en papel con membrete de la empresa y debe incluir el nombre del difunto, fecha de fallecimiento (fecha aproximada si se desconoce la fecha exacta) y explicar el propósito específico para el cual se utilizará el certificado, la firma y la fecha.

Servicio Postal

Envié un giro postal (a pagar a SNHD) junto con una solicitud de Certificado de Nacimiento /Defunción completa en (inglés) o (español),PDF 129KB y una copia de su identificación con foto y la prueba de su relación con:

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

Records for Deaths Inside of Clark County
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.


In order for the $13.00 registration fee to be waived, proof of prior payment must be verified. The $13.00 registration fee will not be refunded once payment is made.

Death Certificate FeesPurchase of First CertificateEach Additional Copy
(per request)$38.00$25.00

Personal checks are not accepted as payment for death certificates.

Contact Information

(702) 759-1010

Updated on:  August 14, 2020