District of Columbia Probate and Estate Settlement

Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records

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Event: Birth or death

Cost of copy: Birth (short form) $18.00; Birth (long form) $23.00; Death $18.00

Vital Records Division
825 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Remarks: Office has death records since 1855 and birth records since 1874 but no death records were filed during the Civil War.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to DC Treasurer. A copy of a government issued picture identification must accompany each request. To verify current fees and obtain general information, the telephone number is (202) 671-5000.  This will be a recorded message.

Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at http://www.dchealth.dc.gov.