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Death Certificate Online Request

Request a Copy of a Death Record Online

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk does not have the ability to accept credit cards for online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek accepts the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover. A $9 special handling fee is will be charged on all credit card orders in addition to the copy fee.

To request a copy of a death record online:

  • Visit and complete the information in the request form.
  • You MUST submit the online authentication or a notarized Certificate of Identity. Please be sure to follow all instructions on the VitalChek web page. If you do not live in California, please have the notary strike out "California" on the Certificate of Identity and put the state in which the form is notarized. It will be accepted with the change. If you do not supply the notarized Certificate of Identity within 5 business days, your order will be cancelled and must be resubmitted.
  • Those who are not authorized may receive an Informational Certified Copy. Informational Certified Copies have the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy.

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?

Orders will be prosessed within 20 working days of authorization.

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. Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail unless Express Mail or UPS delivery is requested which costs an additional $20.00.

No requests are accepted via telephone.

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Alert - COVID-19

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will close all of its offices to the public effective Monday, March 16 as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, all mail and online orders are experiencing processing delays. Thank you for your patience and please click here for updated information regarding COVID-19.