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Best Funeral Home | Death Certificates

Upon selecting the best funeral home for your loved one, you’ll need to make sure you have the right number of death certificates. Why isn’t one document copy enough? There are tasks related to funeral arrangements and death that require certified copies of the death certificate.

These tasks include:

  • Getting a permit for transporting the deceased.
  • Arranging for the disposition of the body.
  • Transferring the deceased’s property to inheritors.
  • Closing the deceased’s accounts.
  • Confirming or transferring insurance policies.
  • Transferring property.

The best funeral home would advise ordering 10 to 15 certified copies of the death certificate. You can order these through the funeral director. If the deceased had a very large estate, more copies are recommended. If needed, you can order additional copies at a later date from the office of Vital Records.

Should you decide to order death certificate copies yourself, here’s what you’ll need to do so:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Gender
  • Social Security Number
  • If copies are needed for U.S. government claims, then you’ll need to list each type of claim
  • Place of death
  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your email address
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Reason for your request
  • Your phone number.

Here in Arizona, you can apply for these copies by mail at the Office of Vital Records, Arizona Department of Health Services, P.O. Box 3887, Phoenix AZ, 85007, or in person at the Office of Vital Records, 1818 W. Adams, Phoenix AZ 85007. Note – same-day service for obtaining copies of the death certificate is not available.

Should you choose Mountain View Funeral Home Cemetery as your best funeral home, we can assist you with all the detail related to obtaining death certificates. Our caring staff is here to make this process as easy as possible for you and your family. You can contact us at 480-832-2850 or toll free at 1-866-684-1951


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