It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
Pennsylvania Department of Health's Division of Vital Records maintains records of deaths that occurred from 1906 to the present. Certified copies of death certificates (with a raised seal) are issued and acceptable for various uses, such as:
There are three ways to obtain a certified copy of a death certificate.
Order online thru Vitalchek, the authorized service provider for the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Requests are to be submitted on an Application for Certified Copy of Death Record and include the signature and photo ID of the individual requesting the record.
Order in person at one of these six public office locations:
Erie Public Office
1910 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508-1148
Philadelphia Public Office
110 North 8th Street, Suite 108
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2412
Harrisburg Public Office
555 Walnut Street, First Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1914
Scranton Public Office
Scranton State Office Building, Room 112
100 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-1928
New Castle Public Office
Central Building, Room 401
101 South Mercer Street
New Castle, PA 16101
1-877-PA-HEALTH or (724) 656-3100
Pittsburgh Public Office
411 7th Avenue, Suite 360
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1973