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Order Death Records

ADH is pleased to offer vital records services in all local health units. Click here to see your Local Public Health Unit.

Q: How much do death certificates cost? ORDER NOW

The cost of a death record is $10.00 for the first copy and $8.00 for each additional copy of the same record that is ordered at the same time. If you choose to order online through Vital Records, a $5.00 standard processing fee and a $1.85 non-refundable identity verification fee will be charged in addition to the cost of any expedited shipping options you select. If no record is found or no copy is made, state law requires that we keep $10.00 for a search fee. The processing fee for online orders is also non-refundable. However, you will receive a refund of any amount you paid apart from these fees.

Q: How can I obtain a death certificate?

Eligible individuals (click here to see the list of eligible individuals) may order a death certificate by any of the following methods:

Multiple expedited shipping options are available through this service. Pay the service fee, certificate fee, and charges for any expedited shipping options by debit or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express). Requests typically take 7-14 business days from the date your order is approved plus additional shipping time.

           Arkansas Department of Health
           Vital Records, Slot 44
           4815 West Markham Street
           Little Rock, AR 72205

Please allow 10-14 days for processing, in addition to mail delivery time.

Q: Who should I contact with additional questions about ordering a death certificate?

If you have questions on registering, amending, or obtaining copies of vital records, please contact the Arkansas Department of Health Vital Records Office at:
Phone: 1-800-637-9314

Email:  adh.VitalRecords@arkansas.gov

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, with the exception of state holidays.

If you are having technical difficulties, contact the Information Network of Arkansas Help Center online.

Q: How can I check on the status of my vital record order?

To obtain the status of an order you have submitted, use the "Check Order Status" service. Simply enter your confirmation number to view your status.

Downloads and Links
Eligible Individuals List (for ordering Death Certificates)
Online Death Certificate Search & Order Service
Death Certificate Application
Request for Veteran’s Free Copy of Death Certificate
Vital Records Authorization Form
Requirements for Acceptable Identification | ENGLISH | SPANISH
Burial Transit Cremation Permit
Reporting Causes of Death
Supplemental Cause of Death

Public Health Accrediation Board
Arkansas Department of Health
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