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Order Official Pennsylvania Death Certificates Online From Pennsylvania Vital Records.

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Once your Pennsylvania death certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.

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Hundreds of government agencies nationwide exclusively trust VitalChek for accepting their death certificates and other vital record orders.

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Pennsylvania Vital Records Agency Information

PENNSYLVANIA VITAL RECORDS
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records maintains records of births and deaths that occurred in Pennsylvania from 1906 to the present. The Division of Vital Records issues only certified copies of birth and death records.

The Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records office does not issue copies of Pennsylvania marriage and divorce records. Copies of these vital records may be obtained by contacting the courthouse in the county where the marriage license was issued or divorce decree was granted.

Copies of Pennsylvania vital records may be obtained 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.



PENNSYLVANIA DEATH CERTIFICATES
Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records issues certified copies of Pennsylvania death certificates with the raised seal that are typically acceptable for obtaining death benefits, Social Security benefits, estate settlement, insurance claims and for other legal purposes.

Who Can Order?
To order certified copies of Pennsylvania death certificates, the eligible applicant must be the legal representative of the decedent's estate, a member of the decedent's immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling, child, grandparent or grandchild), or an extended family member who can establish a direct relationship to the decedent.

Where Can The Document Be Shipped?
Pennsylvania Vital Records will only ship certified copies of Pennsylvania death certificates to the eligible applicant's verified credit card billing address.

NOTICE: The credit card used to place the order must be registered in the name of the eligible requestor and the certificate will only be mailed to the name and address as reflected on the credit card billing address.

The death record will be returned by either regular mail, or for an additional fee of $18.00, you may select the option of UPS Air delivery. A signature is required for UPS Air delivery. Please note that UPS Air will not ship to a P.O. Box.


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Available Pennsylvania (PA) Death Certificate Types

Death Certificate

A certified copy of a death certificate with a raised seal that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, Social Security benefits, estate settlement, insurance claims and for other legal purposes. Certified copies of death certificates are available for events that occurred within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1906 to the present.

First Copy: $20.00    Additional Copies: $20.00

Death Certificate - Armed Forces

A certified copy of a death certificate with a raised seal that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, Social Security benefits, estate settlement, insurance claims and for other legal purposes. Certified copies of death certificates are available for events that occurred within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1906 to the present.

First Copy: $0.00    Additional Copies: $0.00

Death Certificate Order Methods


Order Online
It's the easiest and most efficient method for ordering official birth certificates and other vital records because there is less room for error when you enter the information yourself. Our simple forms have built-in editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.


Order By Phone
To place your order by phone, please call . Have your credit card information and certificate information ready when you place your call to help speed up the order process.

Fast | Secure | Authorized | Affordable

VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to “skip the line” for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).

No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!

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