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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, Adduci-Zimmy Funeral Home 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, Adduci-Zimmy Funeral Home is happy to order additional copies with payment in advance, or, you can order directly at: