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

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
  • State-issued driver's license
  • State/city/county ID card 
  • Student ID
  • Government employment badge or card 
  • Prison ID
  • Military ID
  • Passport (from any country) 
Secondary Identification
  • A recent utility bill 
  • A recent paycheck stub 
  • An employment or organizational ID 
  • A photocopy of their signed Social Security card 
  • A recent bank accounty statement 
  • Public assistance applications or letters
  • Signed federal tax return
  • Public library card
  • Signed valid voter's registration card 

Fees and 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) 579-3222.

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