Death Certificates

Obtaining a Death Certificate

In order to obtain a death certificate, you must complete an application for death certificate. You can only request a certificate for an immediate family member:

  • Grandparent
  • Parent
  • Sibling
  • Spouse

Required Identification

To receive a death certificate, you must have one form of primary identification or two forms of secondary identification. One of the secondary forms of identification must bear your signature.

Primary Identification

  • Government employment badge or card
  • Military ID
  • Passport (from any country)
  • Prison ID
  • State-issued driver's license
  • State / city / county ID card
  • Student ID

Secondary Identification

  • Bank account statement (recent)
  • Employment or organizational ID
  • Paycheck stub (recent)
  • Photocopy of their signed Social Security card
  • Public assistance applications or letters
  • Public library card
  • Signed federal tax return
  • Signed valid voter's registration card
  • Utility bill (recent)

Fees & Other Information

The fee for a death certificate is $21 for the first copy and $4 for each additional copy. For more information about death certificates, please contact the County Clerk's Office at 817-594-7461.

For Burial-Transit Permits after hours, please contact the County Clerk at the following number (817)301-8299.