A Certified Death Certificate is necessary before anything can be done. A death certificate can be purchased from the state of death through a Funeral Director. It is a good idea to obtain multiple copies of a death certificate as most agencies require a certified certificate and not a photocopy. They are needed for life insurance, investments, bank accounts, loans, house, land, vehicles, boats, tractors, four wheelers and any other property titled in the name of the deceased. Some utility companies may even require a certified copy or a photo copy in order to change the billing information or cut off services. We will help you in deciding how many to purchase.
To order additional death certificates at a later date, you will need to go online to www.vitalchek.com These may be purchased using your credit card and shipped to your address.