Certified copies of death certificate are issued by the governmental office in charge of vital statistics in the county in which a death occurs. They possess a seal and/or are printed on special bonded paper. Photocopies are usually not acceptable for legal purposes, but may be used for personal reference.
A quantity is not automatic. It will depend on the number of assets and other factors for each individual. It is recommended that one secure a few more than originally calculated as unanticipated circumstances for need can often arise.
Listed below are organizations or circumstances that will require a certified copy of death certificate:
For your convenience, John G. Ligda, Ltd. Funeral Service will secure the quantity of death certificates on your behalf. The cost will depend on the jurisdiction of vital statistics where a death occurred. In most of Cook County, the charge is $ 17.00 for the first copy and $ 6.00 for each one thereafter. The initial charge for the first copy is charged each time they are requested. For future needs, John G. Ligda, Ltd. Funeral Service is happy to order additional copies with payment in advance, or, you can order directly at: