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Pennsylvania Free Death Records


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Pennsylvania Free Death Records Obituaries
How to Apply:
  • Pennsylvania is a "closed record state," which means death records can only be provided to those who are eligible.
  • In order to request a death certificate in Pennsylvania, you must be:
    • Legal representative of decedent's estate
    • Immediate family member
    • Extended family member who indicates a direct relationship to the decedent
    • Power of Attorney¬†(Please note that a Power of Attorney document is no longer valid upon the death of the individual)
  • If you are eligible, simply download this Application for Certified Copy of Death Record from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
  • Complete the above application and mail it, along with any applicable fees and a copy of your government issued photo identification, to:
      PO BOX 1528
      NEW CASTLE, PA 16103


  • Fee may be waived if the decedent was an Armed Forces member or related to the Armed Forces member.
  • Mail requests are processed in approximately¬†twelve to fourteen¬†weeks from the date of receipt.


  • $9.00


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