In Kentucky, the death records are maintained by the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The Office of Vital Statistics maintains death records of 1911-present. So, who can access Kentucky Death Records? Most anyone can. To obtain an official death certificate or record of death you must have family affiliation. The following are people are allowed to make a request for and obtain official death records in Kentucky.
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The aforementioned relatives of the deceased can request for his/her death record only if they are named on the document. Also, an attorney must have signed contract of authorization or representation to make a request for and obtain a person?s Kentucky death record. There are three ways to obtain Kentucky Death Records: in person, by mail and online. Following is how you can obtain death records in Kentucky through each way.
To make an in person request for Kentucky Death Records, visit a local Vital Statistics office, complete the Application for a Certified Copy Death Certificate, and pay the $6 fee.
To make a mail request for Kentucky Death Records, complete and mail the aforementioned form along with a self-addressed envelope, a copy of a valid Photo ID and a pay order or check for the fee to:
Office of Vital Statistics
275 E. Main St. 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Generally, it takes thirty days for the mail request to be processed. In order to obtain a death certificate by mail, you must provide the following information:
The final way you can make a request for death records in Kentucky is online. How do you make an online request for Kentucky Death Records? To make an online request for Kentucky Death Records, visit the website of VitalChek, an independent company that the Office of Vital Statistics has partnered with to make the records available online. After visiting the website of VitalChek, submit an online request for the record. Once you?ve submitted a request, VitalChek will send you a confirmation email asking you to verify your identity. After you submit the required documents, VitalCheck will take 1 to 2 days to process your application and provide you the death record you want.
In addition to the aforementioned ways, you can request for Kentucky Death Records online through public databases. You can find out more about how to obtain death records in Kentucky by calling the Office of Vital Statistics at 502- 564-4212.
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Shirly, you are correct that many state are facing and that is there has been a delay in certificate issuing for a while now. You will want to contact the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics directly about your death certificate inquiry. Their direct phone number is 502-564-4212
My Mom passed Jan 04,2022 I have contacted the Funeral home many times they are telling me that you guys are way behind in issuing certificates. Can you all be THAT behind?
Claudette, the death records you mentioned are older than what we have on record for the state of Kentucky. You will need to reach out to the Kentucky Department of Health to inquire about those death records, they archive older death records for the state of Kentucky
My grandparent had 4 children die at young ages. They have headstone, but no dates of birth or death. Is there anyway we could find out detailss of birth and death. My grandparents were Willie Moore and Lula Hicks Moore . The children were Wanda Lee Moore born between 1930_32. Edd Moore born between 1935_1938, Nannie Moore,born between 1935_1938 and Perlina Moore born between 1945_1947! No one could remember the dates, and all have passed away,
Kathy, the Kentucky death records you are interested in are much older than we have in our vital record resources. You will want to reach out to the Kentucky Department of Health and Vital Statistics. They are the KY state agency in charge of archiving death records. Their phone number is 502-564-4212. They will be able to assist you with your death record inquiry.
How would I find the hole death day all I have is the year he died I am looking for Leroy T Lee he was born march 9 1876 an died 1935. Thank you
Christopher, a good place to inquire about your uncle’s death certificate and if he passed away would be to contact the Kentucky Department for Public Health as they are the managing Kentucky agency for vital records which include marriage and birth records and death records. Their office phone number is 714-567-2906
My Uncle Floyd Hensley has been missing for over a year someone told us he passed away in 2018 the family wants closure if this is true I need help track down his death certificate. I think he supposedly dies around 4/11/18.
Unfortunately that is a very old death record you are looking for and much older than we have in our KY death records index. You might consider reaching out to the Kentucky state archives or the Kentucky Department of Public Health as they archive older Kentucky death records. Another option is to use a genealogy website to research this information.
How to Find Old Kentucky Death Records
1. Visit the Kentucky Department of Health website
2. Search the Kentucky State Archives – Vital Records
3. Research old death records through a genealogy website
Trying to find death certificate on my great grandfather after 1910. Unknown whereabouts probably Ohio or Grayson counties. Laban (spell) Legrand born March 25, 1854 and last appeared in the 1910 census. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
We ran a Kentucky death record search for you and did not find any results. Typically older Kentucky death records are archived and can be found at the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics which is a division of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
How to Get a Copy of a Kentucky Death Certificate
1. Visit the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics website
2. Fill out the Kentucky Death Certificate Application
3. Provide the name of the deceased and county and date of death
4. Provide the mailing address and phone number for the certificate
5. Pay the $6 fee and processing may take several weeks
Want to find how my great great grandma Georgiann Pence died she was born June 1864 and died Feb 25 1904 in Perry County Kentucky
Last Updated: 2017-05-02