D.C. VITAL RECORDS
The District of Columbia Division of Vital Records (D.C. Vital Records) issues certified copies of D.C. birth certificates and D.C. death certificates for events which occurred within the District of Columbia. You may order copies of D.C. vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.
NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.
D.C. DEATH CERTIFICATES
D.C. Vital Records issues only certified copies of D.C. death certificates that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, to claim insurance proceeds and for other legal purposes.
Who Can Order?
Access to copies of D.C. death certificates is restricted to the decedent's spouse at the time of death, adult child, mother, father or adult sibling. Legal guardians, legal representatives, personal representatives, funeral directors, and informants listed on the certificate must submit proof of entitlement. Entitlement documentation should be faxed to 202.783.0136, upon completion of your online order.
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