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.
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.