Death Certificates

Death Certificates are required in order to preform cremation of burial. There are 3 main steps that a death certificate must go through before it can be completed and the cremation can be preformed. First the funeral home fills out demographic information collected from the family, then the doctor or medical examiner must list cause of death and sign off on it, then the County where the death occurred must sign off. After all of these steps have been completed and all proper paperwork has been filled out, then we can proceed with the cremation. The number of death certificates you may need depends on the circumstances. Death certificates are used by banks, estates, and a multitude of legal and financial entities. You can either obtain death certificates through us or directly through the County (360) 676-4593.