Pennsylvania Probate and Estate Settlement

Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records

Pennsylvania Probate and Estate Settlement

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $9.00

Division of Vital Records
ATTN Birth Unit
101 South Mercer Street
Central Building, Room 401
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 1610

Remarks: State office has records since January 1906.

All requests must be submitted on an application form, which requires the signature of individual requesting record and a legible copy of his/her valid government issued photo ID that verifies name and mailing address of the individual requesting the record.

Application forms, eligibility requirements, fees, and additional information, including how to apply online or by fax with a credit card is available via the Internet

The telephone number is (724) 656-3100.This will be a recorded message.

Pennsylvania death records prior to 1906 can be accessed through the courthouse in the county where the person died. A list of court houses is available via the Internet at