Death Certificates for Funeral Homes

Vital Statistics provides death certificates for deaths occurring within the last two years. 

Information for Funeral Homes
For requests of for certified copies of death records, an agent or employee of a funeral establishment who acts within the course and scope of his or her employment and who orders certified copies of a death certificate on behalf of an individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code

Paying for the Certificate
Please follow the following steps listed to place your order:
1. Fill out and print the Death Certificate Application Form for Funeral Homes.
2. Complete the application, then email the form to [email protected].
3. Pay online

Burial Permits for Disinterment

If remains or cremains are being moved from the location where they are legally interred, a new Disposition Permit is required. In order to process this, the following items are necessary:
1. A copy of the death certificate, original burial permit or transit permit
2. Completed VS-9 form
3. An online payment of $12 for the permit 

For Questions? Contact Us

For questions, call 707-784-8060. Our phone hours are 8:00am - 1:00pm, Monday-Friday or email us at
[email protected].

Emergency Filing Information for Funeral Homes only

The Emergency Filing service is for Funeral Homes only. It is for specific religious needs providing a service for deaths that occur after the County’s last business day. Emergency filing times are from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and official County Holidays. The cost is $100.00 for calling the Emergency Filing service phone.  If multiple phone calls occur, additional costs may result.  
Please call (707) 386-0503 to request registration. Phone messages are checked between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. If you get the voice mail, please leave a single voice message with the EDRS record number, decedent’s full name and the best number to reach you. Messages will be returned in the order they are received.