Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.
Vital records law, Certified Copies of Vital Records for VA Claims., requires the Department of Health to provide certified copies of birth, death, fetal death, marriage, divorce, annulment or legal separation at no charge when requested in connection with a claim for compensation or pension pending before the Veterans Administration (VA). For the full policy, see
If you sell funeral goods and services, you’ll want to know how to comply with the Funeral Rule. This federal law gives some important rights to people making funeral arrangements, and establishes basic requirements for funeral homes. To learn more, see Complying with the Funeral Rule.
This May 2013 guide has instructions, as well as why each record entry is important and how the information will be used..
Looking for guidance on the Death with Dignity Act? Or how to return remains to Mexico? See Resources and publications for guidelines and instructions.