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All certificates must be ordered through VitalChek.

EXCEPTION: If the date of death was less than 1 year ago, contact the funeral home as they may be able to help you order the certificates. 

Ordering Birth or Death Certificates

1. You will be required to prove your identity in order to order a certificate. This is to protect privacy and ensure only qualified applicants can get the certificates. 

2. You will need to show proof of identity and proof of relationship. Carefully review the required documentation before starting your order. 

​ 3. Order on VitalChek

Fee ScheduleCost
Birth Certificate$25.00
Death Cerificate$25.00
Priority Overnight Delivery$30.00
VitalChek Express UPS Fee$19.00
3 Day Delivery$20.00
Same Day Service Fee$10.00
Death Certificate Replacement Fee$10.00
VitalChek Fee$11.50


  • Plan on AT LEAST 10 minutes to go through the process. Reviewing required documentation before starting the order will help speed up the process. 
  • You will need an email address in order to set up a VitalChek account. 
  • You will need to be able to upload pictures or scans of documents to prove identity and relationship. 
  • You will need a credit or debit card to purchase the certificate. ACHD does not accept cash for certificates. All payment is done on VitalChek.
  • You will need to know the date and city of birth or the date and county of death.  
  • The Clarkston Downtown Library has people who can assist you with the process. Call them at 509.758.5454 to set up an appointment. ​
  • Next of kin can get one (1) free copy of a death certificate for a Veteran. Must provide proof of service. 
  • Ordering through the funeral home (when eligible) removes the VitalChek Fee ($11.50).