Death Certificates

The Health Department does not provide copies of official death certificates locally. They must be obtained from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics.

Kentucky residents wishing to obtain an official copy of a death certificate have four options:

  1. Go to your Local Health Department to obtain a death certificate application. The health department is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday-Friday.         Mail the completed application to the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort.
  2. Call the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics at 1-800-241-8322 to order a copy of the birth or death certificate by phone. Note: you must have a major credit card to pay for the processing and mailing of the certificate when ordering by phone.
  3. Order the death certificate online at http://www.vitalchek.com. Note: you must have a major credit card to pay for the processing and mailing of the certificate when ordering online.
  4. Go to the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort to request a copy in person. The office is located at 275 E. Main St., Frankfort, Ky. 40621. Map of 275 E Main St Frankfort, KY 40601-2321, US.

Cost:

$6.00 for each certified copy of a death certificate

Death Certificate Application
Spanish Death Certificate Application

Out of State Residents

May order the birth certificate online at http://www.vitalchek.com. Note: you must have a major credit card to pay for the processing and mailing of the certificate when ordering online.