Death records include the decedent’s legal name, social security number, date of birth, gender, age, birthplace, residence, marital status, father’s name, mother’s maiden name, place of death, cause of death and other invaluable information.
To obtain death records, you must first fill out this form:
The Alaska death records form will request the name of the deceased, their date of death, place of death, relationship to the deceased, purpose of request and other information. It’s helpful to provide the name of the decedent’s mother and father and the decedent’s date of birth to make it easier find an accurate record. To obtain a certified Alaska death certificate
you must be the decedent’s spouse, child, parent or sibling. You must provide proof of the relationship along with your application. If you’re a sibling, you’ll need to provide a copy of your birth certificate showing that you and the decedent have the one or two of the same parents. Certified Alaska death records can also be provided to a representative if they have proof showing that they need the death certificate for a specific reason. The legal representative will need to provide a letter stating the person you represent and how you are related to the person on the death certificate. Before you send your application, be sure to provide photo identification in the envelope. Your photo identification needs to readable and clear. If the photo identification doesn’t meet this requirement, your application won’t be processed. A driver’s license or a government issued identification card is acceptable for identification purposes if it’s unexpired or expired for no longer than one year. The identification can be from any state in the United States.An unexpired United States passport, foreign passport, United States military identification
, military dependent identification or veteran’s identification is also acceptable for identification purposes.
If you’re living in Alaska, tribal identification cards are acceptable for identification purposes as well.
If you can’t provide identification, you’ll need to contact the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics to speak with a customer service representative at 907-465-3391.
You can mail or fax your application to their office. You can also visit their Anchorage or Juneau offices to submit your application.
What You Can Find With an Alaska Death Record Search
- Time and Location of Death
- Living and Deceased Relatives
- Parents’ Names and Vital Records
- Previous Addresses & Phone Numbers
- Family History & Genealogy
- Birth Records & Place of Birth
- Marriage & Divorce Records
- Public Background Records
How Much Do Alaska Death Records Cost?
Alaska charges $30 for the first copy of the death certificate and $25 for each additional copy of the same record requested at the same time. You can pay the fees with a credit card, or you can send a check or money order. The checks must have your name printed on them. You’ll be charged a $30 fee for returned checks. If a record isn’t found, you won’t be refunded the money you paid for the search.
Send checks and money orders to:
Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 110675
Juneau, AK 99811-0675
Alaska has offered the option of choosing regular, priority, express or FedEx mail when you order the record. Regular shipping is free. If you choose the FedEx mail option, it can’t be shipped to a PO box. Other shipping fees are:
- Priority Mail: $6.45
- Express Mail: $22.95
- FedEx Mail:$24.25
Alaska Death Records Processing Time
If you send your application through regular mail, it’ll take approximately two to three weeks to process your request. If you’d like expedited service, it’ll take approximately three days to process your request. If you’d like expedited service, you’ll need to include an additional $11.00 with your application. If you choose expedited service, you’ll need to fax the application to their office.