All About the Death Certificate Process

Posted on April 1, 2019 by Osceola Memory Gardens under Cremation Service
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When a loved one dies, there are many things that the person in charge of making funerary arrangements will have to do. The most vital requirement, however, is getting a good number of copies of the death certificate. It is curious to note that, considering how important this piece of paper is, not many people know about the process of obtaining it. Here are some things that cremation providers and funeral homes want you to keep in mind.   

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Without the death certificate, you will not be able to make any of the funerary arrangements you want for your loved one. All companies and branches of the funerary industry request a copy of this certificate before they even consider making arrangements. This is why it is vital to get it as quickly as possible and to make sure that you get many copies of it. Most people require about 10 to 15 copies of the death certificate as they go through the entire process of making funerary arrangements.   

The actual process of getting the certificate is not very difficult. You will first have to gather all manner of personal information about your loved one. This can include birthdate, full legal name, social security number, veteran information if that is applicable, and a host of other data. Once the certificate is filled out, you will have to obtain the signature of a doctor, nurse, emergency medical technician, medical examiner, coroner, or other qualified people who can sign off on the cause of death and all other particulars.   

It is also important to keep in mind that the cost of the certified death certificates can vary wildly by state. Some states do charge quite a bit for the certificates, so you will want to do some research into this so that you are not taken by surprise. If you are the executor of a person’s estate, however, it is possible to ask for reimbursements directly from the state.   

If you need to order more death certificates, this can be done easily. You can contact the state or county’s vital records office. Depending on the state, you will have to provide some information to be able to obtain more copies, but it can be done. It can take a bit of time, though, which is why it is always essential to purchase more copies that you think you will need right after the death.   

Without the death certificate, you will not be able to get any funerary arrangements even begun. Most companies that work in the funerary industry will request this before they even talk about service options, so ensuring that you get a good number of them, certified and official, is essential. If you still have questions, turn to a funeral home and provider of cremations in Saint Cloud, FL like Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Homes & Crematory. We can offer excellent services and the guidance you can depend one. Visit us at 1717 Old Boggy Creek Rd Kissimmee, FL 34744 or call us at (407) 847-2494 today.  

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Since 1958, Osceola Memory Gardens has provided respectful service and options for families to create a meaningful service at an affordable cost. We serve all religions and have full-time staff available 24 hours-a-day, every day of the year. Osceola Memory Gardens is housed in three beautiful facilities conveniently located in Kissimmee, Saint Cloud, and Poinciana Florida

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