When you need a copy of a Utah death record, keep in mind that you may request the document by mail and that they only are available to the general public if the death occurred more than fifty years ago. The search fee for a death certificate is $16 AND $8 each additional copy (pay by money order or check). The public copies of death certificates are kept at the Utah Division of Archives and Records, and you can access more recent records from the Office of Vital Records and Statistics at the following address:
Utah Dept. of Health
Office of Vital Records and Statistics
P.O. Box 141012
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone: (801) 538-6105
Utah has some of the toughest restrictions when it comes to who can obtain copies of vital records. You must be a member of the immediate family of the deceased (i.e., parents, grandparents and grandchildren, child, sibling or spouse) to retrieve a Utah death record. If you are a member of the immediate family, you may complete a form issued from the state and answer all questions as much as you can. Some of the information you'll need to have includes the full name of the deceased and the date and place that he or she died. You must also include information about yourself such as your relationship to the deceased and copies of photo identification for proof. Send all the documents, with fee payment to the above address and keep in mind that you may have to wait three to four weeks for a response.
If you're in need of a faster response or want to bypass all of the red tape required by most states, you can choose from one of the many Internet search sites that can quickly find your records and deliver the information to your private web site (usually within minutes of submitting the information). These sites are used by professions that must retrieve vital information on an almost daily basis. Legal professionals and genealogists prefer to have monthly memberships to these sites, but you can use them on a one-time basis only, pay a reasonable fee and receive the data you need. The search engines and databases these Internet sites use are much more powerful than those of most states and they have the ability to cross-reference other states, so if the data isn't found in one state, it may be found in another. These Internet sites are competitive and professional. Most of the Internet search sites have a policy that if no record is found, you pay nothing. Use these search sites as tools for finding vital records in almost every state and country. Find out more about how an Internet search site can help you find Utah death records by clicking on the link.
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