A death certificate is a legal document signed by the attending physician or county coroner indicating the cause of death and other vital statistics pertaining to the decedent.

Your arrangement counselor at Allen Mortuary will prepare and file the death certificate with the appropriate governmental agency. In addition, your arrangement counselor will process your original order for death certificates with the appropriate agency. Additional copies may be ordered at any time directly from the county or state agency responsible for its vital statistics or from Allen Mortuary.

Certified copies of the death certificate are needed to apply for benefits due the family, to sell or transfer ownership of property, to gain access to safety deposit boxes and bank accounts, etc.

Download ‘The Death Certificate’ PDF