In Utah, the Office of Vital Records and Statistics of the Utah Department of Health maintains and issues the records of all deaths that occur in the state of Utah. The Office of Vital Records maintains Utah Death Records of 1905-present. Before 1904, the Utah County where the death occurred was responsible for maintaining the record of a person’s death. However, in 1904, the Utah Department of Health took over this responsibility and ever since then it has been maintaining and issuing the records of death that occur in each and every county of the state.
You can obtain death records in Utah if you’re an immediate family member of the deceased or have a personal or property interest associated with the record. The death records maintained by the Office of Vital Records and Statistics include the name of the deceased, his/her date and place of birth, name of parents, birthplace of parents, spouse name, and cause of death. Provided you’re eligible, you can request for and obtain Utah Death Records in three different ways including in person, by mail and online. Let’s see how you can obtain the death record you need through each method.
The first way to make a request for and obtain the death record you need is in person. You can make an in person request for the death record you need by visiting the local Office of Vital Records and Statistics, complete and submit the Death Record Form, present a copy of your valid photo ID and pay the required fee. The fee for Utah death record is $18.
The second way for you to make a request for and obtain the death record you need is by mail. To make a mail request for the death record you need, complete and mail the aforementioned application along with a copy of your valid photo ID to:
Utah Vital Records
PO Box 141012
Salt Lake City UT 84114-1012
In addition to the aforementioned things, mail a pay order or payment for the fee to the above-mentioned address.
The final way to make a request for and obtain the death record you need is online. To make an online request for the death record you need, visit the website of VitalCheck, follow the instructions given there, and pay the required fee. In case you didn’t know that already, VitalCheck is an independent company the Utah Department of Health has partnered with to make vital records available online. Generally, online request for Utah Death Records take a few working days to process.
In addition to the aforementioned ways, you can obtain Utah Death Records through online public databases. To find out more about the availability of death records in Utah, call the Utah Department of Health at 801-538-6003.