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Death Certificates

Important Notice: The Southern Nevada Health District Vital Records office has received an increased number of calls about third-party vendors selling birth and death certificates. These companies charge customers high fees to “process” or “help apply” for certificates issued from the Department of Health. If you have ordered through one of these third-party companies and would like to file a consumer complaint, please call the State of Nevada Attorney General Bureau of Consumer Protection at (702) 486-3132 or toll free at 888-434-9989. For more information please visit their website at the Bureau of Consumer Protection.


Ordering a Death Certificate

Death certificates can be requested online, by mail, or dropped off in office.

Valid photo identification of the requestor and proof of relationship if required must be included with all applications. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

A qualified applicant is:

  • The informant listed on the record
  • A direct family member by blood or marriage
  • Requirement imposed by law
  • 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.


  • Payment will be requested by email after the request has been reviewed, please allow 2-3 business days.
  • SHIP TO/MAIL requests will arrive via first class mail.
  • PICK UP:
    • Your order will be available for pick up once you have receipt of payment.
    • Pick up location: 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
    • Pick up hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
    • Certificates using the pickup option will only be held for 5 business days from the date payment was made and will then be mailed to address listed within the application.
    • Certificates will only be released to the requestor.

BY MAIL:   Personal checks are not accepted.

Mail a money order (payable to SNHD) along with a completed Birth Certificate Application and all required documents to:

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

MAIL requests will arrive via first class mail.

DROP-OFF:   Personal checks are not accepted.

Using the mail application, drop off the completed Death Certificate Application with your Money Order (payable to SNHD) and all required documents in the drop box found in the office lobby. Incomplete requests will not be processed.

  • Southern Nevada Health District
    280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89127

DROP-OFF requests will arrive via first class mail.


To waive the $13 registration fee (attached to the purchase of the first certificate), 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

Contact Information

(702) 759-1010

Updated on:  March 1, 2022

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