The Virginia Office of Vital Records of the Virginia Department of Health maintains and issues the death records for all of the state of Virginia. The Office of Vital Records maintains Death Records of 1912-present. The only people who can request for and obtain Virginia Death Records include the immediate family members of the deceased and people with a property or personal interest in the record. Following are the people the Office of Vital Records considers as immediate family members.
The death records maintained by the Virginia Department of Health contains information about a person?s death including the deceased?s name, the date and place of death, the cause of death, names of parents and birthplace of parents. Today, the Virginia Department of Health maintains over seven million vital records and many of them are death records. Provided you?re eligible for it, you can obtain the death record you need in four different ways including in person, by mail, online and through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Following is how you can obtain the death record you need through each method.
The first way for you to make a request for and obtain the death records you need is in person. To make an in person request for the death record you need, visit the local Division of Vital Records office, complete and submit the Application for Certification of a Vital Record, present a copy of your valid photo ID and pay the $12 fee.
Another way for you to make a request for and obtain the death record you need is by mail. To request the death record you need by mail, complete and mail the aforementioned application along with a copy of your valid photo ID and a pay order or check for the fee to:
Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
The quickest way to make a request for and access the death record you need is online. The Virginia Department of Health has partnered with VitalCheck, an independent company, to process applications and make record available 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 require fee.
The final way for you to obtain Virginia Death Records is through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can visit any full service Virginia DMV location and make a request for the death record you need.
Another way for you to make a request for and obtain Virginia Death Records is through online public databases. To find out more about the availability of death records in Virginia, contact the Virginia Department of Heath at 804-662-6200.