Death Certificate Record By Mail Request
Request a Copy of a Death Record by Mail
To request a copy of a death record by mail:
What Records Are Available?
Records are available for deaths occurring in Los Angeles County since 1877. If the death occurred outside of Los Angeles County or California, click here.
When Will I Receive My Copy?
Most mail requests are processed within 20 working days from the date the request is received by this office. The processing time does not include the delivery time to and from the office, weekends or holidays.
Fees and Payments
- Authorized Certified Death Record Copy: $21
The fee is nonrefundable. A "No Record Statement" will be issued if the record is not found.
Payment for mail requests can be made by the following.
- Check: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Out-of-state checks are accepted.
Note: We will not accept E-Checks, temporary checks or foreign checks (with the exception of Canada and Mexico) for any Recorder/County Clerk services. If an E-Check, temporary or foreign check is received, the request will be rejected and sent back to the submitter requesting a new method of payment.
- Money orders: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
- Do not send cash.
- No requests are accepted via telephone.