Washington D.C. Death Records Online
To make your requests for Washington D.C. death certificates, follow these steps:
Complete the Washington D.C. Death Certificate request form, print, and sign it.
Make a copy of your government-issued photo ID to include as identification. You will also need to include a self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope to have the certificate returned to you.
Return the above items by mail to the Department of Health. You will also need to include a check or money order covering the $18 fee.
For additional information regarding Washington D.C. death records, you can contact the Washington D.C. Department of Health:
Washington D.C. Department of Health
Vital Records Division
825 North Capitol Street, NE, 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Requesting Washington D.C. Death Records
For deaths occurring in Washington D.C., Washington D.C. death records can be requested from the Washington D.C. Department of Health. The Department only handles records for deaths that occurred in the District of Columbia.
Ordering Your Record
The only way to request Washington D.C. death records is to make a request by mail. The application and all information on how to make a request is available on the Washington D.C. Department of Health's website.
Who Can Place An Order?
Washington D.C. death records are considered confidential and can only be accessed by certain parties. To make a request, you must be an immediate family member, legal representative, or legal guardian.