Vital Records

The Eastern Shore Health District has copies of death certificates for the past five years.  All Vital Records are housed in Richmond.

You can receive a certified copy of a death certificate from the last five years from the local health department in the county where the death occurred.  In order to be eligible to receive a copy of a death certificate you must be an immediate family member:  mother, father, husband, wife, child, brother, sister, grandparent or the executor of an estate or those with power of attorney for the above are eligible.
You must present valid ID.

The fee for certified copies of death certificates is $12.00 per copy.

Death Certificates over 5 years old, birth, marriage, divorce, information and/or applications, must be obtained from the Office of Vital Records in Richmond, Virginia.